The Packfiller Cycling Podcast

Life on Two Wheels - Voices From the Pack

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Time to put our outdated, opinionated, traditions to the test.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. 

Gravel, Kanza, Track, and Ashton Lambie

June 4th, 2019

Talk about good timing... Pat and Ashton Lambie talk right after his victory at The Dirty Kanza 100 about his victory, gravel racing, world records on the track, and where everything is going. 

24 Hours of BIKE TOWNS, Giro, Racing, and Therapy for Pat

May 29th, 2019

BIKE TOWNS BEND has been released, the Giro is finally kicking in, racing sucks, and Pat gets a dose of reality. 

Checking in with Amanda Batty, and Women’s Cycling, Continued

May 21st, 2019

The one and only Amanda Batty returns to The Packfiller to discuss, well, anything she/we want. Women's cycling perspective at the forefront, but the gloves are off on anything else. 

5/17/19 - Double Episode, Part 2: The State of Women’s Cycling, ASO, AToC, and Anne-Marije Rook

May 17th, 2019

Part two of the big night in the "NON Studio" with Pat, Paul, Karsten and Anne-Marije Rook to discuss the good, bad, and ugly side of Women's Road Cycling and beyond. 

5/17/19 - Double Episode, Part 1: Rules Tweak, and Cascade Cycling Classic Preview

May 17th, 2019

A full studio, some delicious beverages, and plenty to talk about. Part one of a double episode with Bart Bowen to talk about ATOC rules and the upcoming Cascade Cycling Classic. 

Issues, Giro, Cali, and what would you do for an 11% Beer?

May 14th, 2019

Consistency. Another "studio" effort, with The Giro, Gravel, California, and Pat's inner secrets revealed. 

Break’s Over - New Promises

May 7th, 2019

And so it begins, again. The studio might not be finished, but the promise for more shows begins right here. 

Pat, Paul, and Karsten get to the bottom of the Classics, the Giro, CCC, and everything else. 

2019 Road Preview and Opinions Galore

January 28th, 2019

Pat, Paul, and Dismount in...well near the studio, talking and judging everything about the pro road season approaching. 

New Year, New Bike, and Phil Gaimon

January 2nd, 2019

I don't usually "do" resolutions, but I've found a good tradition... Also, Phil Gaimon, the man living the dream retirement, on The Packfiller.

Perspective for the Holidays, and Sir David McQuillen

December 22nd, 2018

Pat throws out the notes, and gets a little dose of perspective. Also, a great opportunity to catch up with David McQuillen of The Sufferfest, the best online preparation tool you need to use. 

Farewell to Paul, and Bobby Julich

December 3rd, 2018

A tough way to start a show, with a farewell to legendary broadcaster, cyclist, and personality, Paul Sherwen. The transfer is tough, but a great talk with US cycling great, and a coach with amazing perspective, Bobby Julich. 

One Bike Down, and Amanda Batty - The Return

November 30th, 2018

Yes. It is true. Pat sold a bike. Also on the show is the great Amanda Batty - personality, style, passion. 

Bob Roll

October 5th, 2018

It took some effort (hey, the guy is BUSY), but a good talk with America's cycling personality extraordinaire, Bob Roll. 

Get Offa My Lawn - Lifetime Cyclists

September 20th, 2018

It's four old guys for the price of, well, none. In honor of the first live show, we bring you LIVE from Pat's dining room, with the Vuelta on in the background, and a few beers to loosen the mind. Paul Main, David Martin, and CP talk up being stuck in the sport for life. 

Mother Nature Hates Me, and Joshua Berry

September 11th, 2018

Yep, I'm cursed. I'll just leave it at that. Also, a great talk with Josh Berry, World's medalist, Kanzaa podium, and a pretty well rounded guy.


Updates, Promises, and JOM from

September 2nd, 2018

Pat's making grand promises, again. Perhaps he'll stick to them this time... this time.

Also, a talk with all things gravel, JOM, or Jayson O'Mahoney from Gravel Cyclist.  

The Tour is Over, THE KITS ARE COMING, and Serena Bishop Gordon

August 2nd, 2018

Bad news, Tour withdrawal exists. Good news, the beer themed Packfiller kits are on their way. Also, a chance to talk to Serena Bishop Gordon about flannel and it's importance in the decision making process. 

Le Tour Musings, and Cillian Kelly

July 12th, 2018

If you're a cycling podcast fan, you've heard his voice. If you're not a cycling podcast fan, what the hell are you doing here? Cillian Kelly on The Packfiller. 

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