Paceline Podcast #86

Paceline Podcast #86

After a difficult week in which schedules just didn’t meld (Vulcan or otherwise), the boys are back at it. This week’s Very Important Question concerns clipless pedals.

On average, how many tries does it take you to clip your second foot in on uphill starts?
A: First time, every time
B: 1-2 tries
C: 2-5 tries
D: Sometimes I just give up

Fatty excerpts his interview with a remarkable young man who suffered a tragic accident in shop class, but is able to ride thanks to a special setup thanks to Shimano’s Di2 system.

Patrick interviewed Chip Hawkins, the chief designer/inventor for Wahoo Fitness at the Interbike trade show. We get the skinny on what drives Wahoo’s diverse product line.

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  1. Brendan T. Burke

    Depends on the steepness of the hill, really. If its crazy steep, then usually, hopefully, one try. otherwise my average is one or two tries. I have been known to never get clipped in if its a loose gravel road pitched at 10%. In that case I hikeabike until the conditions favor me getting traction again.

  2. ac

    My mate JP permanently lost total use of his right arm in a speedway motorbike crash some 20-odd years ago. He’s been riding mtbs one handed/armed ever since with clever use of parts and custom mods. Such as running one shifter under the bar and the other upside-down beside it.
    One of my favourite stories is when JP met another local rider who rides right-arm only. They’d both been buying pairs of gloves but only able to use one of them. So they did the obvious thing; they swapped their unused-hand gloves they could never use with the other who could use them. 🙂

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