Announcing a New FatCyclist / RKP Collaborative Project: The Paceline Podcast

02.5.2016 | 1:48 pm

You would think I’d learn. But I don’t learn. Or at least, I am not sure I learn the lessons I think I’m supposed to learn.

I have an example. 

I am currently about as busy as a human being can get. My day job has gotten me maxed out. Family stuff too. Training stuff too. And this blog. And the FattyCast. And I have a book I really need to get written.

So how about I take on another project?

Specifically, how about I partner up with the guys at Red Kite Prayer and do a weekly podcast about cycling with them, and call it The Paceline?

Like I said: not a good learner. But still: the fact is I really enjoy our chats, because I’m clearly by far the least-informed of the group. Plus since we have an actual radio guy hosting, we sound good at least a third of the time.

Give it a try. Subscribe on iTunesAndroid, or using the RSS feed ( Plus I’ve got a player down at the bottom of this post

And there are already three episodes ready to go.

Episode 1 (download MP3)
Disc Brakes, Peace Prize, Gravel Grinding, Podium Presentations

In this first episode, we try to have an argument about whether disc brakes are a good idea on road bikes. Unfortunately for the “argument” part, we all pretty much agree. That doesn’t prevent us from talking at great length about this, though.

Then we talk about whether the bike should receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I snort at the absurdity of this notion and then present a reasonable alternative. 

We talk about a couple of cool races coming up this year, and then end by talking about our pick for racer of the year. You’ll love my selection. Everyone agreed I was the winner. 

Episode 2 (download MP3)
Idaho Stop, Riding High, Winter Training, Debating Wheel Size 

In episode 2, we pretend to care about laws and whether we should feel bad about the fact that no cyclist has ever stopped for a stop sign in the history of stop signs. Except me of course, because I always abide the law.

We talk about riding while stoned, and I utterly fail to contribute anything meaningful because — and I am being absolutely honest here — I have never been high. Ever. Even once. I am a natural-born prude.

I do go on and on and on in the next segment, however, talking a lot about how much I’m digging my Kickr / TrainerRoad setup. Like, I think I go on for twenty minutes or so before I realize that I am a walking, talking TrainerRoad infomercial. 

Finally, I take a nap while the other two guys argue about which wheel size is best for mountain biking. 

Episode 3 (download MP3)

STC vs. IMBA, Sandbagging, New Bike Laws, Ride With Bono

This episode is kind of aggro, and I think that’s my fault. After all, the whole sandbagging part centers around something I wrote. I do, however, try to bring some levity to the show by speaking in a falsetto for the entirety of it. 

No, not really.

For realsies, I am proud of this show, and if you like podcasts and bikes, I have 92% confidence you will enjoy the Paceline.


  1. Comment by wharton_crew | 02.5.2016 | 6:30 pm

    So this will replace your FattyCasts?

    Nope, this is primarily the Red Kite Prayer podcast. I’m just a talking monkey on it. The FattyCast will continue. – FC

  2. Comment by Shugg McGraw | 02.6.2016 | 2:05 am

    Great news. I always need more commuting material – or will when I’m commuting again.
    How is the infection in your leg?

    Thanks for asking; it’s all healed up! Yay! – FC

  3. Comment by PaulW | 02.6.2016 | 4:45 am


    My two favourite cycling websites rolled into one …

  4. Comment by leroy | 02.6.2016 | 8:05 am

    Well obviously you needed a new project to take your mind off all your work and other stuff.

    Sometimes my dog insists I walk him, feed him, or balance his check book just to distract me from all the other stuff I’m supposed to be doing.

    Of course I know what he’s up to.

    I mean who even writes checks anymore?

  5. Comment by Abhi | 02.6.2016 | 9:27 pm

    Enjoying the episodes on FattyCast. Just subscribed to this. Let us see how this goes. Cheers!

  6. Comment by Marcus Williams | 02.7.2016 | 1:44 am

    These are quality podcasts! I’m definitely going to be a regular subscriber on here. Thanks for sharing these with all of us. Any other creative plans for your site? I’m definitely loving it.

  7. Comment by SSalas | 02.7.2016 | 3:51 pm

    The Paceline and The Fatty Cast are on target. I just spent 2.5 hours grading math exams while listening to the podcasts and they were perfect to have playing in the background.

  8. Comment by 331miles | 02.10.2016 | 10:24 pm

    Fatty tonight I listened to the podcast while doing a TrainerRoad workout overlaid on Zwift. Love it. All of it.


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