Paceline Podcast 122

Paceline Podcast 122

This week Selene poses an interesting question: How much riding do you need each week to be healthy both mentally and physically? Researchers at the University of Sydney published a study tracking 1500 healthy adults over the age of 49 for 10 years to find out what the optimal amount of exercise was. What they found was surprising, and at least for some of us, pretty gratifying.

Photo courtesy Stephen Kincaid

Patrick has a question of his own. What does it mean to ask someone to go for a ride with you? Patrick says many of his friends and acquaintances will dodge going for a ride out of a fear that they’ll be hammered to the point of being dropped. He’s eager to figure out a way to convey to people that when he wants to ride with them he means he wants to ride WITH them. There’s something that comes out of conversation on the bike that is different than what will transpire in a coffee shop or at the bar.

Lead image courtesy Roman Cho.



The Paceline is supported by Eliel Cycling. Crafted in California, the Eliel brand combines the latest technology with cycling tradition to deliver an experience that is authentically California. View their retail gear and custom program at

Red Kite Prayer is hosting its first-ever event October 12th through 14th, 2018, the Red Kite Ronde et Vous. The two-and-a-half day event will feature bikes from some of the industry’s top frame builders, two gravel rides, some of the world’s finest craft beers, which are brewed locally, plus enough food to make the pedaling fun. For more information, or to register,go here


Show links:

Skratch Labs

Joje Bar

Selene’s Story on the University of Sydney study

Osmo Nutrition

GU Energy


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  1. Tominalbany

    I think, with this version of the podcast, that you’ve surpassed anything you did with Fatty and Hottie. I really enjoyed those but, this one, in my mind, cuts to your raison d’etre for RKP.

    Well done Selene and Patrick!

  2. Neil Winkelmann

    Good podcast. I’m lucky enough to tick-off a bit more than 10 hours a week just in my Mon-Fri commute. Anything else I consider a bonus. Add a Saturday club ride and 15 hours is pretty easy, especially if I start early enough to be home by lunch. For me, commuting is the key. “Free” time on the bike, and it keeps me fit enough that I want to ride with my club on the weekend. And so I do…..

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