The Packfiller Podcast

A humorous look into the outdoor worlds and personalities. Cycling, Pro Cycling, Mountain Bike Racing, Triathlon.

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. 

A Very Merry Packfiller Christmas

December 23rd, 2020

The (U)VPCC comes to a close, and a fitting tribute, along with reasons to stop and appreciate the fun along the ride. 

UPVCC, Uncle Ricco, Trust the Tarmac, and Drinks at the Packfiller Bar and Grill

December 16th, 2020

Just read the title, you'll catch up. 

Google Thoughts…

December 9th, 2020

The UPVCC continues, with some updates. Also, we answer the questions that Google is afraid to answer. You're welcome. 

The Packfiller 12/1/20 - Tours (Virtual), Tools, and Toys

December 2nd, 2020

The trash talk before the Unauthorized Virtual Packfiller Cycling Challenge begins, along with shop talk and dreams of cycling sugarplums. 

A Very Special Packfiller Thanksgiving - 11/24/20

November 25th, 2020

In the studio, talking up news, trends, hell no's, hell yeah's, and "damn, that's a good idea"... #manscapedpod #skratchlabs #bikegoodr

The (Unendorsed) Packfiller Challenge Begins

November 18th, 2020

Packfiller racing is back! Come play with us! 

Also, a confessional to remember. 

The End, but yet, The Beginning? (yeah, that was intentionally cheesy)

November 11th, 2020

We found some good, bad, and, well, ugly from 2020, and have visions on 2021. 

Election Distractions - Listen for positive mental health

November 4th, 2020

There's WAY too much going on. Just listen, laugh, and get on your F'ing bike. 

The Packfiller Interviews - Chris Sidwells

October 29th, 2020

In order to appreciate where we are, we need to know where we've been. Pat's discussion with author, host, and historian on the sport, Chris Sidwells. 

Races, Ideas, and A Very Special Halloween…

October 28th, 2020

Let's all gather in the studio for an "almost end of the season" chat, some fun ideas to keep butts on bikes, and a special Halloween game!

The Season That Had To End

October 21st, 2020

Flanders and Giro. It is finally ove...WAIT, WHAT?!?! THERE'S MORE?!?!

How Much More?

October 14th, 2020

Racing, riding, being nice... the question is, HOW MUCH MORE?

The Packfiller Interviews - Michael Morkov

October 8th, 2020

One of the best leadout riders around, and multiple World Champion, Michael Morkov on the "new" Packfiller Interviews

FLECHE (for fantasy), Liege, Oopsies, and, oh, the Giro.

October 7th, 2020

Still too much to handle in this 2020 season. We try to tackle at least some of it, without celebrating too early. 

Almost Too Much To Handle?

September 30th, 2020

The Tour. Worlds. Flèche. Liege. GIRO. Exhausting, but in a good way. 

End of The Tour (and boy, was it a biggie) and so much more…

September 23rd, 2020

Well, we definitely received at least one good thing from 2020!

TdF Week Three, and SO MUCH MORE

September 16th, 2020

The "panel" takes on the insanity that is the 2020 bike racing season. Tour de France, Tirreno, Giro Rosa, and so, so much more. 

The 2020 TdF - One Week Down, and WOW.

September 9th, 2020

The Packfiller is in the studio to attempt to create order out of the chaos that is the late summer of 2020 for bike racing. 

The 2020 Tour - Four days in…

September 2nd, 2020

The Packfiller takes on the challenge of the 2020 Tour de France, after four days. Trust me, there is plenty of drama and material here...

Tour de France Preview - With a chance to play along!

August 26th, 2020

Okay, who will Pat put the curse upon for the 2020 TdF? Will Paul lose another challenge? Will Jackson continue to win? Will Karsten cook during the show? Time to find out...

Races and Crashes and Flops, oh my!

August 19th, 2020

There is plenty to discuss about bikes these days... Let's get started, shall we?

The Packfiller - Post Classic Show

August 11th, 2020

The highs and lows of riding a DIY stage race. 

Racing Bikes is Fun (to watch)

August 4th, 2020

Things are going to be all right. Hopefully. If not, at least the Packfiller Classic, and World Tour, are underway. 

The “Season” is here, and hitting a slump

July 28th, 2020

One week prior to the Packfiller Classic, pro road season, and how to deal with taking everything all too seriously. 

The Packfiller Classic DIY Stage Race - How to and Race Bible

July 18th, 2020

Come on. Let's race our bikes. This is the "official" informational podcast for the 2020 Packfiller Classic DIY Stage Race. All necessary information is here. Consider this your mandatory pre race meeting.

The Packfiller Classic Begins

July 8th, 2020

There's a lot of tough news around. We're here to lift you from the depths of depression. #packfillerclassic

Lucy Diaz - Colorado Classic’s Return

June 30th, 2020

Today’s guest is the CEO of RPM Events Group LLC, the group responsible for the incredibly successful revamp of the Colorado Classic, America’s premier all-women’s professional road cycling race. How can bike races adjust to the current times? Lucy Diaz has some ideas...

In Search of a Challenge!

June 24th, 2020

Studio show focusing on how to find something to keep us all on the bike. Well, maybe just us. 

Rights of Passage

June 17th, 2020

In the ever expanding world of The Packfiller, talking up news, tasting beverages, and what qualifies as a "right of passage"...

Amongst all of the silliness, an important discussion

June 10th, 2020

The Packfiller in studio, talking tough times, but still finding some fun to talk bikes. 

Laura King

June 4th, 2020

Get out there, challenge yourself. Need motivation? Check in with Laura King, on The Packfiller. 

Four Talking About Thirty (for thirty)

June 2nd, 2020

Part 2 is over. We have our thoughts. Oh, and Paul wins the marketing prize of the episode. 

Anything Good on TV?

May 29th, 2020

I believe the quote of the show shall be, "if you want to make the tree look bigger, trim the bushes." Oh, and our take on part one of, you know, the show. 

News and Motivation (along with some challenges)

May 19th, 2020

Keeping things going, how to maintain focus, along with a full news lineup. 

Some Good News?

May 12th, 2020

Okay, we all know things are pretty "rough" right now. The Packfiller looks for the silver lining...

Alex Howes

May 4th, 2020

Dealing with quarantine, taking the blame, and Alex Howes.

JJ’s 21BD 2020 - How to do “Bikes and Beer”

April 28th, 2020

Four old bike riders (yes, including Jack), provide advice for the "youngsters" on the marriage of beer and bikes. Oh, and a great discussion on the merits of ZWIFT in a pandemic. 

Theo de Rooij

April 20th, 2020

A great talk with the one and only Theo de Rooij about his career, "that" Paris Roubaix, team management, and so much more. 

Old Guys Watching Old Races, Ep. 1

April 13th, 2020

Pat and Paul doing the best they can in times of pandemic. Drinking beer, watching old races, and saying stuff. This is the audio only version. For the full experience, check out our YouTube channel, or 

Ronde Van Quarantine

April 5th, 2020

It was supposed to happen. We were supposed to be there. In place, we give you a great discussion with John Galloway from Velocast on the 2004 Ronde, along with why we all continue to love the bike. 

Racing in 2020, with Dave Towle

April 4th, 2020

The Voice himself returns. Dave Towle on The Packfiller talking racing, quarantine, and VR versus IRL, AKA Zwift racing. 

The Man Behind the Mic - Brad Sohner

March 26th, 2020

I know what you're thinking... TWO EPISODES IN ONE WEEK?!?!

Yep. This one features the man behind the voice, as well as the hilarious Tour de Quarantine, Brad Sohner. 

Quarantine Blues

March 17th, 2020

We're not there yet, but the cycling season sure is. Paul and Dismount Dave bring some uncontrolled, and uncensored humor into the perspective. Let's all wash our hands, and laugh at things a bit, shall we?

Solo, by choice, and Ben Wolfe

March 10th, 2020

Don't panic. Pat's in the studio on a Monday alone by choice, not quarantine. A good interview and discussion with "retired" pro turned true ambassador for the sport of cycling, Ben Wolfe. 

Ted King

March 4th, 2020

The guy who gets the joke, and was in gravel before it was "cool"

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