Paceline Podcast 161

We begin with a reader question about how to rescue a day that doesn’t seem to be going according to plan. You’re not as fast as you thought, don’t have the power you anticipated, your gut rots or maybe you’re just bonking. What do you do?

Selene sets off for vacation in a couple of days. By her reckoning, it has been a fair number of years since she last took a trip in which she wasn’t either working (writing) or racing. Or both. And as thoughtful types like Selene tend to do, she’s wondering, “Is that a problem?”

Our friend Iain Treloar, one of the editors at CyclingTips got interested in whatever happened to the bike company SpeedX. They were the ones with the giant Kickstarter that brought in millions for a bike that was honestly kinda questionable. They moved into bike share and then not long after that they became a cautionary tale. Iain has produced a really in-depth report and we talk to him about his findings.

And hey, if you’re mountain biking, check for ticks.



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What Happened to SpeedX?

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