The Packfiller Podcast

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

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"


March 3rd, 2020

Packfiller Assemble! The entire group in one room (and Skype) discussing the end of the world, Gianni Moscon, ethics... and Jack brought the beer (he isn't poop).

Anne Marije Rook and Peloton Orange

February 25th, 2020

Journalist, storyteller, lover of all things two wheels, and a perfect guest for The Packfiller - Anne Marije Rook

The Pat and Paul Show

February 18th, 2020

We rode Sunday, we podcasted Monday. Topics include obsession, how to properly poop, and all Americans in the peloton. 

Back in the Saddle… Wait, WHAT?

February 11th, 2020

The Packfiller is back in the studio, with a questionable ending...

The Return of Ian Boswell

February 4th, 2020

Ian Boswell returns to The Packfiller to discuss some pretty big changes in his career...

He’s here. We’re going to get drunk.

January 21st, 2020

The team members meet for a training camp podcast. Well, four of us did. News, avoiding burnout, and a brilliant self shaming comeback by CP highlight yet another Packfiller. 

Bike Fit, or Bike Fat?

January 14th, 2020

Time to put our outdated, opinionated, traditions to the test. Pat and Paul are subjected to the true test of humility for a cyclist, the bike fit, with Sam Waples of Tailwind Physical Therapy and Fitness. Injury prevention, position, strength and many other topics included. Oh, and a REALLY bad beer punishment. 

Simply Huge Episode - Boomer vs. Snowflake

January 7th, 2020

The kits are here, news, the battle of the generations, and a trivia that, IMO, should have been a tie. #everyonegetsaribbon #packfiller #cycling #podcast

The End. Of the decade, that is…

December 31st, 2019

The Packfiller meets to discuss the end of the year, and decade. All "best of" lists can suck it. Drink every time you hear the word "gravity" by the way...

Peter Stetina

December 23rd, 2019

Just in time for Christmas! Use this episode wisely... A talk with World Tour rider turned gravel and endurance MTB elite, Peter Stetina. 


December 22nd, 2019

This episode might not be suitable for young listeners. Hell, it might not be suitable for mature listeners!

Old Friends, and Some Gravel

December 10th, 2019

Teammates, friends... what's the difference? A lot. 

Steve Cummings

December 3rd, 2019

Pat makes a decision to get going, again, and a talk with Steve Cummings on his career, retirement, and dealing with setbacks. 

If it’s cold in the studio, does that make me a Wim Hof-er?

November 26th, 2019

A multitude of methods to motivate your map to mediocrity. 

Packfiller with Bike Fit Sam

November 19th, 2019

OK, we actually have someone in who knows stuff... Sam Waples of Tailwind Fitness in studio to convince us how messed up we truly are...

Back in the Belgian Saddle Again

November 12th, 2019

We are back in the studio, and, for once, no glasses were harmed in the recording of this podcast. 

Packfiller Bike Towns - Seattle

November 5th, 2019

The Podcast that will lead to Episode 2 of Packfiller Bike Towns. Seattle  is the town, and Frank Strack, Carson Hedrick and John Sheehan the guests to show off all that Seattle has to offer. 

Packfiller LIVE - Todd Schumlick

October 29th, 2019

Off the chain. 

Pat gets 'released' from the studio to meet at The Bike Hub Spokane to talk with Perform X Racing founderIntense Factory Racing Manager, and guy guaranteed to help you go faster on two wheels, Todd Schumlick. 

Pat McQuaid

October 22nd, 2019

Pat's giving the studio a night off, and flying solo for an interview with former Tour of Ireland winner, and UCI President, Patrick McQuaid. 

ThE PunIShMeNt EpIsoDE

October 15th, 2019

The Packfiller Tour Game completed in July. It took a while to figure out the punishment. This was worth it. Thing of it as the most beautiful audio version of mass chaos. 

Group Effect - You Need It.

October 8th, 2019

Yet another attempt at herding cats. Try and keep up, and you might have a few laughs. Be sure to call in on Mondays at 6:45 and get in on the Packfiller Games. 

Almost as big of a train wreck as the Worlds coverage… Almost

October 1st, 2019

A show that started off fine, and then... well... I never thought I'd say this, but thank god for the one and only CP. 

Amanda Batty - More Butts on F’ing Bikes

September 24th, 2019

Amanda is back, and she has a hell of a plan. Careful, if you're like us, you'll find it addicting. Send support her way with the hashtags #prAna #amandabatty #morebuttsonbikes

Dr. Sara Mitchell

September 17th, 2019

US Paralympics Sports Psychologist, Dr. Sara Mitchell on The Packfiller

9/9/19 - We Solve Everything

September 10th, 2019

Relax, The Packfiller has all of cycling's woes solved. Well, at least some of them. Well, maybe not. At least you can come and play in our clubhouse...

Ryan Trebon - The Return

September 4th, 2019

Pat talks with multiple time National champion, Ryan Trebon about MTB, cyclocross, eBikes, and a few insider secrets. 

CO Classic, Vuelta, and MORE

August 28th, 2019

Back after the break, in studio, talking the Colorado Classic recap, the Vuelta preview (even though it already started), rider transfers, and some of The Thirteen to round things out. Oh, and it is AD FREE. 


Cycling and Music

August 13th, 2019

How important is music to the cyclist? What makes a cyclist a true cyclist? Are there any actual good songs about bikes? Is gravel cycling bluegrass? These questions and more answered on today's episode, with special guest Frank Strack of The Velominati, and The Cells. 

Lucy Diaz - Colorado Classic

August 6th, 2019

Great things happening in Women's Cycling. Lucy Diaz, COO of the Colorado Classic, talks to Pat about the race, the decisions, and the pledge. 

Tour Withdrawals

July 30th, 2019

The Tour is over, we're dealing with it. The points are added up, and one hell of a challenge emerges. 

Tour Rest Day #2 - The Plot Thickens

July 23rd, 2019

All contestants in the Tour Challenge meet to talk up an "A" Tour, tally the points, and begin to sweat out the punishments. 

Tour “Rest Day” Show and Studio Ribbon Cutting

July 16th, 2019

That's right. The Packfiller Studio is officially open, and although some technical growing pains exist, we are officially underway in the new space. The Tour, Giro Rosa, and the completion of The 13 round out the episode. 

Tour Weekend Recap, and Just. Plain. Riding

July 9th, 2019

Last show in the temp studio (fingers crossed), a Tour de France breakdown, and the solution to cycling is found. 

Tour Preview, Old Friends, and A New Game

July 2nd, 2019

In the temporary studio (still) with the usual faces, and one new. The 2019 Tour de France is the topic, although some cat herding was required to get there. 

If you want to play along with the Tour de France Packfiller Game, be sure to send your five rider picks by 'Merica Day. 

"Heck, I'll give you until Friday." - Pat

LBS and All Things Gravel

June 25th, 2019

On location at MOJO Cyclery in Spokane Valley, WA to talk about the power of the LBS and get all the needed information for a proper gravel experience. 

6/18/19 - Motivation?

June 18th, 2019

Pat, Paul, Karsten, and newbie Jackson in the "temp studio" trying to stay motivated to race, cure the world's problems, and imagine a Tour without Froome. 

The Power Can Be Yours - Chuck Kenlan of ORBA

June 11th, 2019

Almost studio time... Pat talks with Chuck Kenlan of the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association to learn what it takes to make bike racing work, how to deal with the elephant in the room, and how to make it fun for all. 

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