Paceline Podcast 157

Paceline Podcast 157

It’s been said that predicting a bad future is a way to set a negative intention. Last week Selene suggested she might not be 100 percent ready for the Keystone Offroad. It might not have been her most successful day ever. But clearly, she’s had worse days, right? She had to. Right?

This week Patrick has some big news, but rather than dwell on the personal, the conversation pivots to lessons that life has taught us and how we tease those lessons out and, better yet, put them to use.

And in a stunning announcement for an airline, American Airlines has announced that it wants less of your money. Well, not really, but they have made a stellar decision just ahead of the summer. The airline will no longer charge for oversize bike cases.

*opens Travelocity*

And if you’re a Paceline listener/RKP reader at Dirty Kanza, Patrick will be having a meet-and-greet at Radius Brewing on Friday, May 31 at 5:30 pm, after the afternoon rider meeting in Emporia. Drop by and say hi.



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Patrick’s feature for Bicycling: 88 Temples

American Airlines eliminates oversize baggage fees



Images: Keystone Offroad, Dave Pryor

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    1. Author

      Wow. As Selene said, thank you. But now I gotta ask, as we just thought we were doing our jobs to the best of our abilities, as per usual, what is it about this episode that stood out for you?

  1. TheLabWhisperer

    I am a regular listener to your podcast and at times, leave replies on both of your Facebook posts.
    I absolutely loved this episode and the insights of what riding means to each of you. I could identify with both of your answers.
    Riding (mountain, road, & gravel) is a dichotomy- it takes me out of my comfort zone and it provides comfort in my life. I learn to push boundaries of my skills and endurance and am able to relax and meditate while turning the pedals over miles and miles.
    Cycling saved my life during a crippling depression. It brings me such joy. Cycling has been an integral part of my marriage and life.
    It’s not about the racing or podiums. I love the people, the adventures (we finished Rasputista this year in the snow, sleet and freezing rain and a month later rode a ride with 5 ice cream stops in 50 miles.)
    I love both your stories of suffering and triumph! Please keep sharing.

    1. Selene Yeager

      Thank you so much! It means the world to hear that others are listening and can relate. None of us is ever alone on this journey. Keep on riding. We’re right there with you.

    2. Author

      Thanks you and amen to what Selene said. It’s worth noting that in recording the podcasts, I think we get as much out of them as you do. There’s nothing quite like having to be honest publicly.

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