The Packfiller Cycling Podcast

Life on Two Wheels - Voices From the Pack

The Return of Coach CC (to The Packfiller)

November 22nd, 2021

Just in time to help out with all of those holiday issues. Special guest Chris Carmichael (yes, that one), the man that changed how we approach training, is here to help us all get to the next level. 

Testing the SYSTM, and the PACC Proposal

November 8th, 2021

We all know it is true. Winter training has to begin. But... when, and how? Let's figure that out. 

All the Tech Questions You Ever Wanted to Ask!

November 2nd, 2021

Insight, fun, and a ton of knowledge are the words to describe our conversation with the one and only Calvin Jones of Park Tool. 

The Indoor Cycling Adventure Awaits?

October 26th, 2021

News and commentary, along with how to approach, let alone get through the indoor cycling season. We also need your input on what events to put together...

The Problem With Bikes

October 19th, 2021

The Packfiller solves all of the world's problems, again. Well, if the problems are disc brakes, expensive bikes, and trying to enjoy a bike race every now and then. 

Now What, Cyclists?

October 12th, 2021

We're here to help. The 2021 season had definite ups and downs. How are we all going to make it through the winter/off season? 

Roubaix Rewind and Reflections

October 5th, 2021

In (and out) studio discussions on the 'best Roubaix' seen in a while, perspective on the FIRST Roubaix, and a final grade for the 2021 season. 

End of the Season… WAIT THERE‘S MORE?!?!

September 28th, 2021

Just when you thought it was time to settle into pumpkin spice and cyclocross. The season has a few more proverbial kicks to the head. Get ready. Oh, and we also help you deal with one of the most amazing Worlds in a while. 

The Worlds are Here! (Well, the rest of them)

September 21st, 2021

The Worlds preview of all previews. We pick em' you decide how brilliant we are. You can even take the credit if you follow our lead. Oh, and we break down the best "bike rooms" out there. 

Approaching Season‘s End?

September 15th, 2021

Should we be transitioning? Is 'cross still coming? Are cyclists just elitist d-bags? All this and more...

A World Without Bikes = A Backpack Full of Rocks

September 8th, 2021

Cycling is a release, it is entertainment, it is a passion. It is also a potentially REALLY stressful sport. How to maintain the balance, along with what you'd do with $1K to spend on cycling stuff!

Fad, Flop, or Fantastic

September 1st, 2021

You're welcome in advance. We reflect, consider, and predict all of cycling's best and worst innovations, along with their potential to make or break the sport. Get ready for the "old guy versus young guy" challenge of the year. #ProfessorPaul versus #Knightwing

Son of a…And Tactics

August 24th, 2021

Yep. Yet one more bit of bad news, but a good amount of laughs along the way in spite. 

Doom and Gloom (but not all of it)

August 17th, 2021

Smoke, cancellations, and, well, everything Paul's had to deal with. Oh, but we find the silver lining. Promise.

La Vuelta and Pre Race Practices

August 10th, 2021

Some announcements, predictions, and thoughts on how to truly be ready (or not) for race day. 

Keeping it Social

August 2nd, 2021

Race updates, the Olympic drama, the RETURN OF THE PACKFILLER CLASSIC, and keeping things in social perspective, if possible. 

Tour’s Over, Olympics Aren’t, and THE CLASSIC BEGINS

July 26th, 2021

Just like the title says. We have a LOT to get through, including your chance to ride fast in the name of The Packfiller (and a charity of your choosing, of course). 

2021 BWR - How to Get Through Hell

July 22nd, 2021

Jackson and Pat recall a trip into hell. The 2021 Belgian Waffle Ride (San Diego) in all of it's beauty, torture, and emotion. 

The Packfiller - On The Road

July 15th, 2021

You've heard the term "roughing it" right? Well, we are definitely roughing out this episode. From the Packfiller Mobile Studio (it is actually an RV), with a few glitches that came along the way, week 2 of The Tour, and the beauty of road tripping. 

TdF21 - A Well Earned Rest Day

July 5th, 2021

A full studio means more cycling based opinions than one could possibly want and more. You're welcome. 

TdF SUPER HOT UPDATES

June 28th, 2021

The fire and brimstone can't keep us away from covering the carnage of all things ALLEZ OPI-OMI. 

Tour Time 2021

June 22nd, 2021

The time has come. This is it. Go time. The moment we've been working for.

I can't think of any more cheesy cliches to state that this is the preview show for the 2021 Tour de France. There's a competition on the line, and not just between skinny bike racers. Well, what I'm saying is there's also a Packfiller competition. 

You get it. I'll shut up now. 

Play Nice, Crit Style

June 15th, 2021

Tour de Suisse, Tulsa Tough, and how to (try to) not be a dick. Or as much of one as previously. 

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Gravel

June 8th, 2021

Dauphine, Suisse, and the big story of the day(s), why we are (Un)bound to screw up gravel racing. 

The Bike Will Always Be There (wait for it)

June 2nd, 2021

Giro recap, along with who won what, along with the fears and challenges that get in the way of a beautiful cycling career (or just life). 

Giro d’ Friends and Foes

May 25th, 2021

Race recap and opinions for the much needed rest day, along with a discussion on the best and the worst parts of cycling being a social sport. 

Giro d’ Best and Worst Surfaces

May 18th, 2021

Yet another in the Giro series (well, it's still the Giro, duh). This time it is all over the surface debate, and Pat shares far too much about his, um, self. 

Giro d’ Etiquette

May 12th, 2021

The Giro has begun, the Knight is free, the bike is "new", and the spirited rides... well... yeah. 

Giro Marxism

May 4th, 2021

Catching up, a tribute, a full panel, the Giro preview (with a high prize purse for playing along), and a discussion on how to get along and stay alive. 

Cycling’s Crossroads

April 27th, 2021

There's a BIG change blowing in. Heck, there are a LOT of them. Let's see if we can break it down a bit. 

Justification for Dummies?

April 20th, 2021

A tribute, perspective on news headlines, a discussion on the depth of the knucklehead, and a great selection from Professor Paul. 

Meet The Professor

April 13th, 2021

A week of riding, the first Packfiller Fun Ride, and a sit down with the one and only Packfiller Curmudgeon, Professor Paul Main. 

The Packfiller - Spring Break Remote Edition

April 8th, 2021

No "Packfiller Gone Wild" here, we promise. We do toast the last of the cobbled classics, talk about inclusion, and, well, get a bit sensitive. 

The Packfiller - A-Holes Among Us

March 30th, 2021

You either have to deal with them, or you are one. Plus, all things Belgian racing. 

Trainer or Lifer?

March 23rd, 2021

Milan San Remo, races on the horizon, COVID changing... All that, and the difference between being a cyclist, and a cyclist in training.

The MoJo Diaries - Ep. 1 - The Beginning

March 17th, 2021

Gravel. The word has become more than just small rocks. It is a movement(?), a style(?), a way of life(?), or, simply put, just a hell of a lot of fun on two wheels. Welcome to the MoJo Diaries on The Packfiller Cycling Network. 

To Ride or To Race, that is the Question

March 16th, 2021

Is a cyclist a racing cyclist if they never pin a number on? Is MVDP toast for MSR? Does Jackson ever swear?

These and more on this episode of The Packfiller.

Mathieu Van Der WATTS, Richie Roll Cage, and what to ride when there are no bikes.

March 9th, 2021

Just read the title, it says it all. Well, almost all. 

“Opening Weekend” and Passion vs. Addiction

March 3rd, 2021

The Packfiller recaps, predicts, and goes internal. All in one episode!

There is NEVER ENOUGH TIME

February 24th, 2021

Let's face it, cycling has so much to discuss. Well, we here at The Packfiller sometimes can't cover everything. That doesn't mean it isn't fun while it lasts!!

A light in the distance, and RACING!!

February 17th, 2021

Somebody is doing it right, and we have no qualms saying it. Also, get ready for some racing, COVID or not!

The Packfiller - END THIS DEBATE! (Well, maybe)

February 10th, 2021

Super tuck, aero arms, RIM BRAKES.... We take it all on, and end the discussion (for now). 

The Packfiller - 2-2-21 - CX and a Full House

February 3rd, 2021

So many perspectives, so little time. Here's The Packfiller take on CX Worlds, media coverage, and our own personal GOATs. 

Tom? Training, CX Worlds, and Watercarriers.

January 27th, 2021

So much to cover in a scant time. Scant? Who uses that word anymore?

The Packfiller Interviews - Gabriel Benjamin

January 24th, 2021

You know you should. You know you have questions. We're here for you. 

Gabriel Benjamin, aka YOGA FOR CYCLISTS to discuss all you need to know to add Yoga into your training. 

The Innovations, and the Total Screw Ups - The Biased Edition

January 20th, 2021

Trust us, we've been around. There have been some cycling "innovations" that were just plain dumb. 

The Packfiller Interviews - Matthew Stephens

January 17th, 2021

You've seen him, you've heard him. You laugh along. The iconic Matthew Stephens on The Packfiller Cycling Interviews. 

Predictions, Training, and Professor Paul

January 13th, 2021

Sure, 2021 might seem a bit similar to 2020, but we here at The Packfiller are keeping it optimistic. We make the predictions, show you how to be fast (well, maybe), and give you the methods to get through the winter. Well, at least the next six days. 

Knightwing, and the Packfiller 2020 Awards

January 6th, 2021

The attempt heard round the world that changed royalty, the changes are coming to The Packfiller, and we hand out the prestigious Packfiller Awards. Oh, and Paul assigns some homework. 

Don’t Throw Away 2020 Just Yet…

December 30th, 2020

There's a message in tonight's episode. No, really. 

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