Pat in the studio, talking about his insane self induced challenges, and the messed up sociological experiment that is the modern day health club.
Stupid technology. Due to the show recorded on 1/2 sounding like complete crap, all we have of Mark is the rant. Which although a static element here and there, kind of like an old radio show, still epic.
Oh, and Pat has an announcement.
I can’t believe I’m typing this…
Cycling has been extremely good to me. While I may not have been a spindly pro, traveling the world in search of yellow, green, pink, or whatever the Vuelta is this year, I have had the great opportunity to race in fun locations, with fun people, and learn a great deal about myself along the way.
I have also been given the opportunity to give something back. I wouldn’t have found this sport if it weren’t for great people sacrificing their time and energy to make sure I knew what to do, had what I needed, and what to learn for the next time.
It is with this in mind that I have made a really potentially stupid decision. On Saturday, March 8th, 2014. I will be attempting to achieve the status of Knighthood of Sufferlandria. What that means is, I will be completing over ELEVEN hours of indoor cycling workouts created by The Sufferfest, a true taste of perfection in indoor torture. These workouts are very difficult, and the task of completing ten of them in a row is somewhat unheard of.
That is why I am doing it, and doing it for junior cycling. Starting today, I am taking donations for the effort. Pledges if you will. All proceeds raised will go to the 2G1D Junior Development team (www.2G1DEvents.com) in the form of entry fees for races for the 2014 season, and even beyond, if needed. I believe that cycling gives so much to young people; confidence, fitness, empathy, and professionalism.
If you are at all interested in helping out, please go to www.2G1DEvents.com and donate any amount you feel fit. If you can’t afford it now, no problem. Be sure to tune into Packfiller Productions (www.packfiller.com) on the day of the event, where I will be streaming the entire gore-fest live as it happens. Lastly, if you are truly twisted, come ride a ‘stage’ of the event with me! I’ll have space next to me for riders wishing to encourage the suffering along the way. 2G1D Juniors will also be participating in a stage or two, so you can see who your donations are going to help.
Thanks for your time. I know, I’m an idiot.
This is truly a Specialized podcast episode. It will make you want to jump up and say “Allez!” all over the tarmac.
Frank the Great from Velominati, along with Dan Richter of Cafe Roubaix are on the show to talk about the fine art of corporate bullying, along with the Reconcilliation Tour de Lance, and a good old round of Rapid Fire Response.
Pat talks about his inability to corner in cyclocross, as well as his compulsive tendency to purchase and keep… um… bikes.
Pat in the now new genre of ABM podcasting. Listen, you’ll get it.
Oh, and he can’t stop bashing on the color runners…
Pat and Mark, together again, talking the evils of sugar, and attempting to become indoor cycling instructors.
Pat is all alone, sad as it may seem.
To LBS or not, that is the question. When buying online is a good idea.
And a little baseball rant thrown in for good measure.
Oh, and some long ass miles ahead for me (Pat).
It is time.
Pat in studio with Frank taking on the 2013 Tour. Predictions, fears, and trying to figure out which way to ride the Alpe d’ Huez are just a sampling of the topics covered. Place your bets!
Pat and Mark in studio (how’s that for consistency??) talking about the events that transpired, alternatives to cycling (huh?) and Pat’s lack of regrets. Gravel racing anyone?