The Paceline Podcast

The Paceline Podcast

We’re pleased to announce a new collaboration between RKP and Fat Cyclist called the Paceline Podcast. It’s a joint production that spans all of cycling. RKP’s Michael “Hottie” Hotten hosts Fatty and me as we survey the cycling landscape. This will be a weekly production and quite different from the editorial content on either RKP or Fat Cyclist.

I love good radio. These days, modern life doesn’t often permit me to listen to the shows I wish to hear at the times they air. So I listen to podcasts. And then there’s stuff like Serial and the Fattycast, which are strictly podcasts. But loving a thing isn’t anything like doing a thing.

I mean, I love great art, but I know better than to try to be a painter.

With that admission out there, following conversations with Hottie (whose day job is radio) and a few other people, and a fun afternoon spent jawing with Fatty and the Hammer when they were in town for Levi’s GranFondo, I began to see the possibilities.

We recorded a test show and it turned out to be terrific fun. And I’m much better at talking than I am painting. So there’s that.

What it is
It’s almost easier to say what the Paceline is not. Where RKP is long form, the Paceline isn’t. The segments are brief and benefit from a variety of opinions, not just those of a single writer. The show is also just an hour long. Perfect for a quiet ride in the woods. The show will be current in a way we don’t much pursue with RKP.

You can find us here, or if you’re looking to download episodes to your iPod, just drop by the iTunes store where you can download us for free.

We hope you’ll give us a try.

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  2. Rob Bast

    I’m a great fan of RKP. I am also a part of the Paceline Forum, the successor name to the Serotta Forum, lo these past four or five years. Forumites often cite your efforts, and we have what is perhaps one of the more cohesive and thoughtful bike communities on the web. Overlap of common names might be thought of as a common bond on the internet. With that in mind, and with the apparent nexus of our names for your recently developed podcasts, I hope that, as the occasion warrants, you will see fit to make note of our separate and sort of parallel path. We love the interest of new Forumites, particularly those who come with a deep interest in matters cycling.
    Thanks so much again for your very fine site, and contributions to our shared sport.

  3. Miki Vuckovich

    Interesting LA Times article on the proposed CA law that would allow cyclists to legally roll through stop signs: ‪‬said

  4. PC Mountain

    Great podcast and Fatty I’ve never noticed you being self-absorbed. And if you are who cares. The whole point of you being on the podcast is to talk about your experiences.

  5. Mark Allen

    Great podcast, Found it over the summer. so have started somewhere in 2016 and have been listening to batches of podcasts at least 2 leadvilles! which for someone sitting 7500km away is interesting if only for not having to many similar experiences in the UK. Currently Hooked to the podcast. The 3 presenters make the show 1/2 serious show 1/2 conversation over a coffee which is an excellent mix. Keep it going!

    If you want to start beck with earlier podcasts I have found the change in dynamic over the last 18 months has been interesting. With “Hottie” being in charge and Eldon/Paddie playing Wingmen. To now Eldon in charge of the schedule!
    Hottie and Patrick are the more “Professional” journalists which does come off in interview and reviews with Eldon being much more off the cuff, excitable and conversationalist. Dropping subjects possibly not on the running order into the podcast that just seem to have the others wondering where it is going. Yes they can often be about his Cycling Mad famliy bordering on over sharing and his pilgrimage to Leadville, and then there is Leadville oh and did I mention Leadville? but they are always entertaining.

  6. Jake Buxton

    I love the podcast. Perhaps my favorite, ever. One little gripe. As a bike commuter, I’m a little put off by all the Strava talk and the judgment of those who don’t shave their legs, etc. A number of my friends and coworkers have admitted to me that they hate seeing cyclists on the road and I just don’t think this sort of attitude helps.

    1. Author

      Jake, thanks so much for the feedback. I apologize on behalf of all three of us for any perception of elitism regarding leg shaving or any other part of our cycling lives. While I know that cycling is full of elitist attitudes, we do what we can to try to differentiate between what we accept as common parts of the lifestyle and looking down one’s nose at those who don’t do things the same way we do. It’s really not our intent to pass judgment on those who don’t do the sport exactly as we do. As to Strava, I believe I can say that all three of us have a fair ambivalence for the service. It’s become an accepted part of cycling here in the U.S., both for better and for worse. Of course, those who hate seeing us on the road hate us for our presence, not because we do or don’t shave our legs and they probably don’t even know about Strava. I hope not. If they did, it would just give them another reason to dislike the entire bunch of us. We already seem like aliens as it is. Anyway, thanks for listening.

    2. Jake Buxton

      You make a valid point. There do seem to be a lot of people who hate us for our mere presence on the road! I can at least say that as a high school teacher my students seem impressed and even intrigued by the idea of bike commuting. So maybe I can plant the idea in a few of them? Anyway, thanks for replying and for a great podcast. I’ve listened to a lot of outdoor rec themed podcasts and yours is the best!

    3. Author

      If you can make cycling just seem cool to your students—I’m not even talking about getting them on bikes—but if you can just make cycling cool enough to be acceptable, you’ll be doing us all a tremendous good. Thanks for the kind words.

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