The Paceline Podcast #102

The Paceline Podcast #102

Let’s talk dogs. No, not those furry lumps of love that drool on (or sometimes eat) your shoes. We’re talking feet. Do you have problems with your feet? Do cycling shoes give you trouble? If so, you’ll want to listen in to Fatty’s pull, which is all about his trouble with cycling shoes and his inquiries about how to solve it.

Hottie says food is mood. He puts more effort into his pre-ride and pre-race breakfasts that his co-hosts put into dinner. Among other things, Hottie gives us his recipe for oatmeal. Grab a handkerchief because it’s like to make you salivate. He asks Fatty and Patrick if they ever get their pre-ride breakfast wrong.

Following a post by Amanda Batty earlier in the week concerning podium girls, the topic of women and equality in pay has surfaced. Patrick asks the question of how women riders ought to be compensated relative to men in race prize lists. There’s a fair chance that the boys resolve this question for anyone who cares. Or not.


Hottie’s Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oats with Quinoa
2 tbsp butter
1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 cup quinoa
4 cups water
pinch of salt
1/2 jarred peach diced
1/4 cup walnuts chopped
dash of cinamon
dollop of sour cream, cream cheese or whip cream
drizzle of honey
start boiling water. melt butter in pot then add oats and lightly toast. add quinoa and toast for 10 seconds. add hot water and bring to a boil. cover and reduce heat to low.
half to three quarters through cooking, add salt. cook until water is absorbed. remove from heat but keep covered for up to five minutes. warm a serving bowl.
to serve, spoon oats/quinoa into warm bowl then immediately add cinnamon. add remaining toppings. eat, enjoy, ride.



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  1. Lyford

    Just imagine what you’d like it to taste like, and put those ingredients in. 😉

    I found that a small slow cooker with a removable liner works great for morning oatmeal. Start with steel-cut oats, add your milk/water combination of choice, chopped dried fruit and spices of choice, pinch of salt. Microwave until it starts to bubble. Put the liner back in the slow cooker housing, cover and take the dog for a walk. When you get back beat an egg or two with a splash of vanilla, mix in, and let cook a few more minutes.

    Have fun with ingredients. Halved fresh cranberries are a good way to balance the sweetness of dried fruit. Diced candied ginger makes a nice addition. Cocoa powder and/or nut butters are good….

  2. khg

    Fatty, your shoe travails sound a lot like what ballet dancers go through with pointe shoes–trying lots of different brands, they only feel ok after being broken in, bunions are really painful in them, etc. One common thing for dancers with feet that have bunions or the potential for them, is to use a toe spacer. This is a somewhat soft silicone wedge that goes between your big toe and second toe, and that helps hold the big toe in better alignment and keep it from being pushed way over into the diagonal position which stresses the joint so much. If you haven’t tried these, it would be worth giving them a try. Something like these:

  3. Winky

    I’ve never really been much of a podcast listener, but the RKP ones are just great. I’m starting my way back through the archives.

  4. Brian Ledford

    re: shoes, any opinion on/experience with the hyper adjustable lintaman ones? I just ordered a pair for my wife, who has fractal feet, and so far they seem to be working.

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