The Packfiller Podcast (podcasts)
The place for any bad, or dumb ass who has ever straddled a top tube. News, commentary, and humor from the worlds of cycling, triathlon, duathlon, and road/trail running.

Pat jinxed it. Rode outside, bragged about it, and now it is snowmageddon in the Northwest. 

In the mean time, a great talk with the voice of live events in cycling, Dave Towle. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Dave_Towle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

Pat finally pays for the good stuff, and talks to the man in charge of bringing a classic back, Bart Bowen. 

Direct download: PF-2-5-18_Bart_Bowen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm PDT

Short intro here... I know...

Pat talks with John Galloway (who's accent is far better than his boring Northwestern US one) of The Velocast. Just about all elements of the cycling industry are covered. 


No, really. 

Direct download: PF_1-29-18_John_Galloway.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am PDT

Pat finally did it. To mixed reviews. Also, a return guest with a great perspective, Ian Boswell. 

Direct download: PF_1-7-18_Ian_Boswell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

Live from River City Brewing's Tap Room (insert sad face) for the last time, with Paul Main, Gage Stromberg, and Andrei Mylroie talking about getting through the off season without an IPA gut. 

Direct download: PF_Live_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39pm PDT

Packfiller LIVE from Spokane's own River City Brewing, from the bike shop's perspective. Guests included Chris Adreasen, Morgan Johnson, and Paul Main. 

Direct download: PF_Live_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Pat moved the studio, again. Also, a talk with coaching legend, Chris Carmichael of Carmichael Training Systems (CTS). 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Chris_Carmichael.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:21pm PDT

After two live shows, it is time to get back to the studio. A great talk with Tom Danielson of Cinch Cycling. Oh, and Pat's having a hard time training. #irony

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Tom_Danielson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm PDT

Live at Peddling Brewing Company in Seattle, with Frank Strack from Velominati, Carson Hedrick from Hedrick Cycles, and Erik Solberg from Castelli. They are hard to control, but worth the cat herding effort. 

Direct download: Packfiller_LIVE_Seattle_10-13-17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10pm PDT

Nothing like toxic air in the Pacific Northwest to motivate another podcast episode. At last, the long promised show with Frank Strack, creator of, The Rules, and The Hardmen. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_8-11-17_Frank_Strack.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:18am PDT

A great opportunity to speak with a pioneer of American cycling, Hall of Fame Inductee George Mount

Direct download: PF_Tour_17_Rest_Day_-_George_Mount.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm PDT


No. Not okay. 

I'm pissed. 

A great friend and passionate cyclist, Paul Main in studio to help me get through all of the drama of stage 4 of the 2017 Tour de France. 

Direct download: PF_Tour_17.4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20pm PDT

Pat's excited about the Classics, pissed about the coverage, and sad about the loss of a great one. To make up for it, a great talk with Mara Abbott. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Mara_Abbott.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm PDT

Pat's midlife crisis comes to the forefront, along with his hatred for running. The good news is a great interview with Shonny Vanlandingham will make everything better. 

Direct download: PF__Podcast_2-28-17_Shonny_V.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am PDT

What the hell is happening? Pat is actually talking about running, and road cycling is getting pushed out for 'everyone gets a trophy' mentalities. Ted Chauvin, long time friend of the podcast, in studio to decide the fate. 

Direct download: PF_2-6-17_Ted_Chauvin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm PDT

Pat in studio with the one and only Mark Hodgson to talk up the new year, set some goals, rant about online commentary, and dream of new bikes. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_1-2-17_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

Sometimes things just happen. Perhaps by coincidence, perhaps by something greater. Pat talks with downhill pro and personality plus, Amanda Batty. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_11-11-16_Amanda_Batty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Thanks for the caring emails, but Pat's not dead. He just came close. A Leadville tale, Mother Nature's revenge, and a talk with Steve Porino, the man on the moto (and on the slopes). 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_9-25-16_Steve_Porino.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

No, you downloaded the right episode. Mark is back in the studio to catch up on 'a few' things that have happened since the last show together. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_8-3-16_Mark_Hodgson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Time to go racing, and Pat's a 'tad' nervous. Also, a talk with one of cycling's great innovators, Keith Bontrager. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_8-3-16_Keith_Bontrager.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm PDT

Pat gets scared into action, and a talk with US sprinting legend, Ivan Dominguez.

Direct download: PF_Podcast_7-7-16_Ivan_Dominguez.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32am PDT

Pat actually compares Batman vs. Superman with the Tour de France. Also, a great talk with endurance legend, John Stamstad. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_7-1-16_John_Stamstad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm PDT

Pat did it, Frank almost did it, and a great talk with mountain bike machine, Carl Decker. 

Direct download: PF_6-24-16_Carl_Decker.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Is it just me, or is Pat too serious? Also, an interview with the Director of the Leadville 100, Josh Colley. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_6-13-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

Pat went and did it, again. Also, a great interview with the nicest person to ever go faster than you, Alison Dunlap. 

Direct download: Alison_Dunlap.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13pm PDT

Pat thanks an old nemesis turned partner in crime, and sits down for the great storyteller, Gary Fisher. Oh, he also started some fad called "mountain biking"...

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Gary_Fisher.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT

Pat's got some problems, and isn't that why people podcast? To rant about simple crap? Also, a great talk with Jamie Paolinetti, a guy with the right engine, and a gift for making great cycling documentaries. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_4-24-16_Jamie_Paolinetti.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT

Pat catches himself complaining about the little things, and has a great talk with Bicycle Law personified, Bob Mionske. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Bob_Mionske.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37am PDT

Pat needs to get out more, and a talk with the great Sean Kelly.

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Sean_Kelly.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10pm PDT

Pat puts it plain and simple, and gets to talk with another cycling great, the first Australian wearer of the yellow jersey, Phil Anderson. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_Phil_Anderson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT

Pat's take on the pros and cons of adulthood, along with a great interview with Marty Jemison. 

Direct download: 3-14-16_Marty_Jemison.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

Pat speaks with cycling legend, Stephen Roche.

Direct download: PF_Podcast_3-6-16_Stephen_Roche.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48pm PDT

Pat insults everyone intentionally, and talks with Jill Yesko, author, cyclist, and director of Tainted Blood about cycling's history of blood doping. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_2-28-16_Jill_Yesko.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Pat is oddly upbeat, thanks to actual sunlight. Talks of dream teams, and a discussion on the state of the USAC and cycling in general with Phil Miller, official and Commissiare for the UCI. 

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_2-21-16_Phil_Miller.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm PDT

Pat's falling apart, both mentally and physically, and a great talk with TWO TIME Hall of Famer, Ned Overend.


Direct download: PF_Podcast_2-8-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am PDT

Pat shares just a bit more. Sorry. TWO Jackholes of the Week for the price of one, and a talk with Don Walker, frame builder, and creator of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, the best art show with beer, ever. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_2-1-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:34pm PDT

Two cycling legends for the price of one. Pat has a problem, which he shares, unfortunately, and then two great discussions with cyclocross Pro Ryan Trebon and MTB pioneer and immortal, Tinker Juarez. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_1-24-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm PDT

Pat get's pissed on common courtesy, and a talk with David Amerland from, a source for FREE excellent training. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_1-18-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm PDT

Pat's discussion of his own shoddy goals, and a talk with someone with much higher ones, Ian Boswell of Team Sky. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_1-3-16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm PDT

Packfiller 2.0, if you will. 


Sorry if you'll never be back. We understand completely. 

Direct download: PF_122115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:25pm PDT

Pat and Mark in the 'studio' talking up apps, lack of motivation, and Presidential candidates. 

Direct download: PF_Oct_14_2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm PDT

Rants, bike talk, triathlon convincing, cheating in cycling, and a word to Critical Mass. Don't forget our 'gofundme'...


Direct download: PF_Podcast_9-3-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Pat in studio barely able to speak, cause' of all the smoke. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_82215.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am PDT

ABM time. Short(er) and sweeter? Tommy D, Tour of Utah, and getting pissed on the menu.

Direct download: PF_8-14-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am PDT

Pat pulling ABM to give you post Tour thoughts, answer questions, and share his fear of riding at night. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_7-31-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:23pm PDT

Announcer with THE Announcer

If you've been to a big race within the past decade (or more), you've heard this voice. Richard Fries, race announcer, advocate for cycling, and all around good guy. 


Direct download: PF_Podcast_7-9-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

Pat and Mark in the studio rehashing the trip through Mordor, I mean IM Coeur d' Alene 2015, and finding motivation to drink and run. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_7215.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am PDT

ABM, but here just the same. The Tour is upon us, so Pat gets his ass in the studio to give you uneducated, biased, opinion on the race. 

Oh, and he talks mountain bikes.

And running. 

Direct download: Tour_Preview_2015_and_other_stuff....mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55pm PDT

Pat and Mark in studio on National Beer Day, talking up stagnation in cycling, the classics, and mental health. Oh, and Pat finally rants on Strava cheaters. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_4715.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am PDT

Pat's back from the Tour of Sufferlandria to answer your questions in a long, drawn out manner. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_2-21-15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:31am PDT

OK, so schedules were tough, but where better than the second half of the 2015 ToS to get great advice from a coach of the best, and designer of several of your worst nightmares. Sir Neal Henderson is here to get us through the Tour of Sufferlandria. 

Direct download: ToS_Neal_Henderson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm PDT

That's right, as the video name says it, IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME. By now, you will be praying for a quick death. No such luck. 

Sir Matt Simmons will get you through. 

Direct download: Tos_Stage_9_Matt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49pm PDT

Oh dear... This one isn't funny. The stage, that is. If you've made it this far, I have no words that can express the suffering you are in for now. 

Perhaps Dame Liz Johns can find them.

Direct download: Tos_Stage_8_Liz_Johns.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm PDT

That's right, Sir Pat is going solo, with plenty of sarcasm as a side dish. Stage 3 of the ToS is dissected for your riding pleasure!

Direct download: ToS_Stage_3_and_Q_and_A_With_Sir_Pat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT

And the hits just keep on coming...

Sir Andrew has a great insight into Sufferlandria. Come listen as he prepares us for Local Hero, Stage 6 of the 2015 ToS.

Direct download: ToS_Stage_6_Andrew_Keith.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm PDT

Tour of Sufferlandria Audio Race Bible, Stage 5

Continuing through the Tour of Sufferlandria audio race bible, with Stage 5, Angels, with Sir Buzz Vickery. 

Direct download: ToS_15_Stage_5_Buzz.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm PDT

Our audio Race Bible continues. For Stage 4, we travel to Montreal to gain insight into 9 Hammers with Sir Jared McLintock. We also pull back the curtain a bit to see the true torture behind Sufferfest Studios. 

It ain't pretty, people. 

Direct download: ToS_15_Stage_4_Jared_McLintock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm PDT

Here we go! The 2015 ToS is upon us, and who better to kick things off than Sir David McQuillen, creator of The Sufferfest. Get a Tour preview, insight into the stages, and some great advice on how to get through the toughest tour of a ficticious contry ever presented!

Direct download: ToS_15_Stage_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:09pm PDT

Pat and Mark(!) in studio rounding out the year with predictions, summaries, promises, and the excuse to buy one more bike. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_12-30-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32am PDT

Pat's in the new studio, a bit giddy, with Sir David McQuillen of Sufferlandrian fame. David is on Skype to talk about some great new things happening with the long time friend of the podcast, The Sufferfest. 

Get ready, we've got an exclusive!!

Direct download: PF_Podcast_9-10-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Pat and Mark in a studio, of sorts, talking about riding, running, and why crack isn't powder. 



Direct download: PF_Podcast_8-21-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

The Tour's over, ABM, and no studio. 


Now I'm depressed. 


Post Tour show, Pat recaps the top things he learned this year, along with a rant on crappy customer service. 

Direct download: PF_Podcast_72814.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

Pat's kicked out of the studio. No, really. 


Got plenty of opinions, still. 

Direct download: PF_7514.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT


Just when you thought Pat was destined to stay alone forever, MARK SHOWS!!


It's been too long, but it was worth the wait. Get motivated.

Direct download: PF_Podcast_5-22-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm PDT


Pat talks up the dumbest thing he has ever done, ranks the classics, and vents on junk miles.

Direct download: PF_Podcast_3-24-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm PDT

Pat in the studio, talking about his insane self induced challenges, and the messed up sociological experiment that is the modern day health club.

Direct download: PF_PODCAST_2-11-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm PDT

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! 

Direct download: PF_TDF_Preview_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17am PDT

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.

Direct download: PF_Podcast_6-20-13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44pm PDT

Pat and Mark in studio talking about the one thing that can save cycling... Women's racing. 

By no means are we experts, don't forget that. 


Direct download: PF_3-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

It is time. MINIONS UNITE!!!

The 2013 Tour of Sufferlandria is here. Think you are up for it? 

Get your videos in order (along with your affairs, should anything go wrong), and prepare yourself for nine days of true, unhampered suffering. 

We couldn't get the race director, but we figured the creator of The Sufferfest, David McQuillen, would suffice. 

Direct download: Tour_Of_Sufferlandria_Preview.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT

This one was a long time coming, but worth the wait. 1984 Olympic GOLD medalist and personality plus, Alexi Grewal is on the line to talk about the past, present, and future of the sport of cycling.

Direct download: PF_9-14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am PDT

It's all about respect, people. Today's topic, how to piss off a race director to the point of quitting. 

Direct download: PF_6-19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Pat in studio with Frank Strack, the guru behind, who is ACTUALLY AT THE FRIGGIN' CLASSICS right now, drinking beer, riding cobbles, and cheering like a true Flandrian. Except he's Dutch.

Get your votes in on Paris Roubaix at

Direct download: PF_Podcast_4-5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT


The show is rolling along about Pat's inability to train, Mark's inability to sympathize with Pat, and a discussion on cross training, and then, a caller comes along...

Direct download: PF_show_3.22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm PDT

A hell of a lot to get into one podcast... Really. 

Pat and Mark get down to the elephant in the room - Junior racing, with enough in between to kill, well, something!

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_3-8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm PDT

Six more signs to the apocalypse. Oh, and we talk about training as old guys, believing that 40 is the new 30.

Direct download: packfiller_FAT_TUES.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

A great interview with cyclist turned commentator, Todd Gogulski.

Direct download: Gogo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19am PDT

Pat and Mark in studio talking up the year that was, and what will be. Screw the Mayans, we're on a diet!

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_1-5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46am PDT

Pat and Mark back in the studio, talking about their needs. Well, and a couple of other things like indoor training (yuck), challenging for next year, and a rant from Pat, to name but a few items...

Direct download: packfiller_12-8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

Packfiller podcast, without Mark. Hey, go easy on him, he's doing some pretty heavy charity work! Pat's flying solo, but with a gold mine of an interview with the great John Howard. If you don't know, you need to get yourself caught up on what made our sport so great, and what continues to do so. Listen. I dare you.

Direct download: John_Howard.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm PDT

Mark? For. Pat? Against. 

That's the status of the coaching concept, and this show takes aim at the need, desire, COST, of coaching. Oh, and we also talk up lame shop employees, junior racing, and Mark's best rant yet!

Direct download: _Packfiller_Podcast_11-8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:44pm PDT


The show starts off as great as usual, but this time takes a fun try turn...

Talking about swimming, trying to swim, off season sports, cyclocross, old school, and... then... Mark's poetry. Really.

Direct download: packfiller_podcast_10-13-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm PDT

Pat and Mark in studio talking up the highs and lows of the cycling and triathlon season, and Mark approaching 5 signs to the apocalypse.

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_9-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

LIVE show from The Lantern Tavern in the South Perry District of Spokane. Special guest Jon Snyder, editor of Out There Magazine, and cycling friendly member of the Spokane City Council in to talk about our humble little villiage, and the ongoing battle to teach cycling/car peace...

Direct download: packfiller_podcast_8-18-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:16am PDT

Pat an Mark in studio actually talking about cycling NEWS, for a bit, at least. 

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_8-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07am PDT

Pat and Mark in the studio discussing the highs and lows of the 2011 TdF, along with some time for a good old fashioned rant, a challenge, and the now regular Packfiller Commandment. 

Good stuff.

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_7-25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Pat and Mark in 'studio' with special guest Dave Erickson of,, and just about any cool video covering Triathlon that's out there. We're talking up the differences between Tri and Cycling, and what can be learned from the experience, along with Pat's rant (again) on d-bags who don't follow the rules!

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_7-12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am PDT

Welcome to the first edition of the Last Man Standing, with Patrick Bulger. This show is featuring the creator of THE RULES that everyone should know, understand, and obey. Trust me, listen.


You might laugh.

Direct download: LMSPOD_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

This one time...

Pat and Mark in the studio talking about the fine car vs. bike moments in life, and how to deal with the JackHoles.

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_3-5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm PDT

Two grumpy old men talking about how it was 'better in the old days' of cycling, tri, and even MTB. The show's theme is changes that have come to the sport(s). Good, bad, and especially ugly. Pat's kind of a hypocrite.

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_2-3-11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38am PDT

Pat and Mark in studio talking up the evil practice known as winter training.  Careful, Mark says some naughty words. Pat kinda does too...

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_1-20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:11am PDT

Pat and Mark BACK IN THE STUDIO, talking up the past, and future year. Oh, and they may actually start some training...maybe.

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_1-1611.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm PDT

Packfiller Podcast 12-29 with Timex's Chris Thomas

A great look into the idea that training is something that, get this, should take place YEAR ROUND?!?!

Two Timex triathletes involved while Pat tries to take notes on how to possibly get 'fast' again...

Direct download: Packfiller_Podcast_12-29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm PDT

12/17 With Andy Hampsten Patrick is back in the studio, with Timex Pro Roger Thompson. On the line, the great Andy Hampsten, the ONLY US winner of the Giro d' Italia.
Direct download:
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm PDT