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The Paceline is back with our new co-host, Patria Vandermark. As a shop-owner in the Boston area, Patria is well-known and respected member of the New England bike community. In our first episode with her she discusses what’s been going on in bike shops since the pandemic began. Supply chain issues combined with a huge growth in people riding means that many bike shops are out of tubes, tires, chains, cassettes and, of course, bikes. But it’s October, so why are bike shops still low on stock? Patria explains why.
It’s fall in Sonoma County and, fires aside, Patrick says October is when Sonoma County shines brightest. It’s gotten him to thinking about not just other places to visit, but when to visit other places. When is the ideal time to visit the Front Range or the South? Patrick and Patria discuss some of their favorite spots at their best times of year.