Tag Archives: Grasshopper Adventure Series

Paceline Podcast #60

Paceline Podcast #60

To say we’re a man down isn’t quite enough. Hottie just started a new job and Fatty is buried under mountains of software code, or something. So our man Padraig took this one mostly ...

Read more
A Smarter Man

A Smarter Man

That we reserve math for numbers is a mistake, I say. There are many other kinds of math: educated guesses, emotional calculations, risk assessments made at the tops of trails. These ...

Read more
Redwood Empire Pedalcast #7

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #7

Just as we thought the rain was past tense, it comes roaring back for another good soaking. We discuss conditions at last weekend’s Super Sweetwater Grasshopper, which is to say wet the way ...

Read more
On the Nature of Ambition

On the Nature of Ambition

My car is an explosion of sand-encrusted cycling clothing and wet. The one place devoid of these castoffs is … my gear bag. I could blame it on my fatigue. Or I could blame it on the ...

Read more
Give it Your Worst

Give it Your Worst

My first impressions of Litespeed are a lot like titanium: strong and lasting. I had just started riding in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, just before the carbon fiber boom, and would ...

Read more
Redwood Empire Pedalcast #4

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #4

In this week’s show we talk about all the rain Northern California has been experiencing and how that’s creating problems not just for those who want to ride off road but even for ...

Read more
Old Caz 2017

Old Caz 2017

As we rounded the turn my tires slid on the combination of soft soil and fallen leaves. I steered into the slide, held my breath for a moment and then got on the pedals. The rush that sent ...

Read more
Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Redwood Empire Pedalcast #1

Welcome to a new podcast we are launching, called the Redwood Empire Pedalcast. The Pedalcast is a regional podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California. We figured that the area is rich ...

Read more
The Paceline Podcast #46

The Paceline Podcast #46

Santa has come early to Padraig’s chimney and he has left behind the new Dura-Ace. We go over the bright and shiny parts. We also take a look at the vast array of gruppos making a run for ...

Read more
Less than Perfect

Less than Perfect

One of the books I read as a golfer was called “Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect.” There are plenty of books on the swing; this taught the mental approach to the game. The main lesson was how to ...

Read more