The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Lifestyle

The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Lifestyle

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125: Katy Trail, Chapter 6
Jun 21 • 22 min
Chapter 6 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! My final day riding on tour is always a little hard to accept. I usually feel like I just started, and sometimes that’s not far from the truth. On my final day crossing the state of Missouri by…
124: Katy Trail, Chapter 5
Jun 14 • 19 min
Chapter 5 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! On this edition… weather apps prove to be a bit unreliable as I head out of Hermann, leading to a mad dash, a scramble, and eventually… beer. The penultimate day of riding had it all.
123: Katy Trail, Chapter 4
Jun 12 • 17 min
Chapter 4 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! On this edition… I get a nice surprise in camp that has me reflecting on gratitude in bike touring, a wet but not disruptive day, and I look for some oom pah pah at Maifest in Hermann!
122: 1000 Miles of Portraits touring Alaska
Jun 7 • 28 min
Annalisa van den Burgh returns with her touring partner Erik Douds to chat about the new iteration of their Miles of Portraits project as they tackle 1000 miles touring Alaska. We talk about their plans, dealing with bears, touring with Type 1 Diabetes…
121: Katy Trail, Chapter 3
Jun 5 • 19 min
Chapter 3 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! Sometimes a good night’s rest is all you need. That and an overpriced, but gratefully available, lightning cable and some dry shorts can reset things from a less-than-optimal day to one that…
120: Touring Alaska on and off a tandem
May 31 • 41 min
Ella Embree is a born and bred Alaskan with a big sense of adventure. Recently Ella was inspired by Lael Wilcox to tackle a new adventure - bicycle touring 1000 miles around her home state, some on a tandem. On this episode, we chat on the eve of the…
119: Katy Trail, Chapter 2
May 28 • 15 min
Windsor, MO to Pilot Grove, MO on day 2 was… a bit of a challenge. In three distinct parts. See how I handled it in chapter 2 of Pedalshift Tour Journals, Katy Trail.
118: Katy Trail, Chapter 1
May 24 • 27 min
Chapter 1 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! Day 1s can be a mixed bag… and this one was no different.
Best of Pedalshift 008: The Sweater
May 17 • 13 min
Originally podcast in episode 008 of The Pedalshift Project, this is the story I like to tell people when they ask me why I’m into bike touring. It’s called The Sweater. See you next week with a new pod!
117: Final preparations for riding the Katy Trail across Missouri
May 10 • 39 min
It’s the final tune-up before my big tour riding the Katy Trail across Missouri! On this episode, we cover some of the last minute alterations, plans for handling quirks of the ride, mileage, and how the train fits into the whole adventure. Plus, mid-tour…
116: A final check-in before riding the Trans-Am across America
May 3 • 66 min
The final installment of this edition of the Pedalshift Beginners Series with James Rosenberg as he sits with me in Washington, DC a few days before he begins his ride across the United States on the Trans-Am. We cover final prep plans, things you might…
115: Women Who Dare - seeking stories of inspiring women by bike
Apr 26 • 35 min
Kerry Gross wanted more stories of inspiring women. So, she decided to ride her bike from California to Maine in search of women who inspire others. Now she brings those stories to us via the Women Who Dare podcast, the story of Kerry’s 5,700-mile bike…
#114: Katy trail bike tour + camp cooking ideas
Apr 19 • 46 min
Recorded live before a remotely located and geographically dispersed studio audience across the country and around the world… on this episode, the big reveal of my next tour of the Show Me State, plus a bike tour camp cooking ideas.
113: Training for your first bike tour
Apr 12 • 45 min
So it’s your first bike tour and you have no idea where to begin… that’s where the Pedalshift Beginners Series comes in! On this edition, we cover training (especially when you’re off the bike) plus raising funds if your ride has a charitable component!
112: Tour Journals Vol 9: Olympic Peninsula (Part 2)
Mar 29 • 52 min
In the second of a two-parter, it’s Pedalshift Tour Journals: Vol. 9: Olympic Peninsula! Join me and my trusty Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle touring from Washington, DC to Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and wrapping things up in Astoria,…
111: Tour Journals Vol 9: Olympic Peninsula (Part 1)
Mar 22 • 40 min
In the first of a two-parter, I thought I’d bring Pedalshift Tour Journals: Vol. 9: Olympic Peninsula directly to The Pedalshift Project! Join me and my trust Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle touring from Washington, DC to Seattle to the…
110: Fine tuning the Olympic Peninsula bike tour plus another beginner series installment
Mar 8 • 47 min
The Olympic Peninsula bike tour by Brompton shapes up with some snags to share with you all, complete with happy ending solutions. Plus, the second installment of the Pedalshift Beginners Series with James from NY, focusing on route planning and handling…
109: Bicycle travel with Russ Roca of The Path Less Pedaled
Mar 1 • 41 min
Bicycle travel with Russ Roca of The Path Less Pedaled
108: Preparing to Bicycle Puget Sound by Brompton
Feb 22 • 32 min
Recorded live before a (mostly) well-behaved studio audience, from Costa Rica, to Australia and across the United States! I unveiled my plans to bicycle Puget Sound by Brompton in a few weeks, including the crazy transit plans, the route, the campgrounds,…
107: Cross country adventures and working while on bike tour
Feb 15 • 54 min
Annalisa van den Burgh has crossed the country by bicycle twice and has started a new project called Work From Bike. We chat about working while on bike tour, her touring adventures, touring with Type 1 Diabetes and much more.
106: Bicycle touring beginners
Feb 8 • 41 min
Are you brand new to bicycle touring or like seeing things through the eyes of a first-timer? You’re in luck! On this episode, we kick off the Pedalshift bicycle touring beginners series, following James from NYC on his journey to his first bicycle tour.…
#105: Bicycle touring at elevation
Jan 25 • 39 min
Ever wonder what it’s like to ride your bike at elevation? I mean, REAL elevation? On this week’s episode we chat with Sam Johnson, who has a thing or two to say about bicycle touring at elevation, having just completed a ride that included altitudes well…
#104: Winter touring bike maintenance
Jan 18 • 22 min
You might not be riding through snow and ice, but winter is a time to take stock of your bicycle’s condition for future tours. On this episode of the pod, winter touring bike maintenance, including care after icy rides and some tips on keeping your…
103: Handling being sick on bike tour
Jan 11 • 17 min
Winter, as we all know, is the time of year when viruses, colds and flu symptoms are at their highest. But it’s not just winter: almost everyone at some point has to handle being sick on bike tour. On this edition of the pod, we cover tips to prevent and…
102: What not to do on a cold, wet bike tour
Jan 6 • 35 min
Happy new year! You know, I may not know a lot but I definitely know a thing or two about a cold, wet bike tour… and I have a story to go with it! Let’s kick off 2018 with things to look forward to this year plus that story on what not to do on a cold wet…
101: The Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2017
Dec 21, 2017 • 27 min
It’s the end of the year and that means it’s time for the Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular! Join Shifty the Elf, new friends and Tim for a showcase of the best of Pedalshift in 2017!
100: Bicycle touring past, present and future
Dec 7, 2017 • 72 min
We gather together some great bicycle touring minds for the 100th edition of The Pedalshift Project! On this edition, it’s a roundtable talking about bicycle touring stories, and even touch on the future of bicycle touring.
099: Bicycle tour food
Nov 30, 2017 • 38 min
Eating while bike touring is one of the most fun parts of the adventure! This episode features tips and ideas on bicycle tour food whether you cook or not!
Best of Pedalshift: Episode 063, A Thanksgiving ride on the C&O
Nov 22, 2017 • 52 min
On the march to episode 100 we’ll be featuring some favorite episodes on the off weeks… this pod was originally cast November 23, 2016 as episode 063 of The Pedalshift Project featuring a Thanksgiving C&O ride, and some gear talk! Join me December 1st 7pm…
098: Financing bicycle tours
Nov 16, 2017 • 26 min
“How do you afford bicycle touring?” I get that question from time to time… on this episode, we look at micro financing bicycle tours, including ideas on how to save and earn in small amounts for big adventures. Subscribe to The Pedalshift…
Best of Pedalshift: Episode 049 Biking the C&O, wet weather wear and revisiting touring bike gearing
Nov 9, 2017 • 58 min
On the march to episode 100 we’ll be featuring some favorite episodes on the off weeks… this pod was originally cast May 12, 2016 as episode 049 of The Pedalshift Project featuring a C&O ride, wet weather wear and revisiting touring bike gearing
097: Recumbent touring with Jasmine Reese
Nov 2, 2017 • 55 min
Jasmine Reese returns to share her experience switching to a recumbent bicycle on her around the world tour with her dog Fiji, plus updates on her adventures, music, inspiring projects and take on recumbent touring.
096: Bicycling Oregon to San Francisco - Part 2
Oct 26, 2017 • 54 min
My fall 2017 Pacific Coast bicycle tour ended in San Francisco last week… On this episode, part two of my big tour bicycling Oregon to San Francisco featuring all the highlights, lowlights and takeaways from a really fun trip.
095: Bicycling Oregon to San Francisco 2017
Oct 19, 2017 • 56 min
My fall 2017 Pacific Coast bicycle tour ended in San Francisco this week… On this episode, an interview with Daniel, the guy who ended up bicycling Oregon to San Francisco with me!
094: Pacific Coast Bicycle Tour Preview
Sep 28, 2017 • 43 min
My fall 2017 Pacific Coast bicycle tour kicks off in less than a week! On this episode, a tour preview plus tips for working remotely on bike tour!
093: Fast forward your bike tour with Brock Dittus
Sep 21, 2017 • 40 min
Friend of the show Brock Dittus chats about his latest adventure, giving us all tips on how to fast forward your bike tour with mass transit!
092: Morning bicycle touring checklist
Sep 7, 2017 • 30 min
Breaking news on the personal front (all good for the pod, mind you!) plus a great morning bicycle touring checklist to give your ride a proper once-over before you get rolling!
091: Your Summer Bicycle Tours 2017
Aug 24, 2017 • 27 min
As summer begins its slow wind down, let’s take a look back at some of your amazing summer bicycle tours of 2017! From Oregon to Iceland to Scotland to South Korea, Pedalshift listeners have certainly shrunk the world by bike! Plus, a special early…
090: A Southern Tier Bicycle Tour
Aug 17, 2017 • 44 min
Friend of the show and Pedalshift Society member Mark van Raam checked one off the bucket list this year… a cross country ride on the southern tier bicycle tour route across the US. From deserts, to mountains, to encounters in the deep south, this was a…
089: Water treatment and management on bike tour
Aug 10, 2017 • 24 min
No matter what style of riding you practice on tour, you need to drink your water. On this episode of the pod, water treatment and management for bicycle touring. We revisit tips on treatment along with ideas on how to handle your hydration needs.
088: Hot weather bicycle touring tips
Jul 27, 2017 • 41 min
On this episode, after a weekend overnight in triple digit heat, we cover some hot weather bicycle touring tips. Plus, followup, a tour to follow and more!
087: Emergency items for your next bike tour
Jul 20, 2017 • 32 min
I hope you never need (most) of them, but it’s always a good idea to consider these emergency items for your next bike tour… plus some good news from a US airline that might impact your bike touring and previewing my #heatindex overnight coming up! …
086: The best bike touring saddles for you
Jul 13, 2017 • 28 min
The best bike touring saddles for you might not be what you expect. On this week’s pod, we tackle the tricky subject of what to choose for your seat. (Newly fixed to remove the closing music overlaid on top of my intro!) Hey it’s the direct download…
085: Three great hiking traditions bicycle touring should adopt
Jun 29, 2017 • 17 min
On this week’s pod, three great hiking traditions bicycle touring should adopt. AT and PCT through hikers have more than a few great ideas to learn from! Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project 085: Three great hiking traditions…
084: Bicycling Western Pennsylvania
Jun 22, 2017 • 51 min
The Journal https://ridewithgps.com/events/37604-pedalshift-western-penn-2017 Route A 5-day adventure that includes the full Montour trail, a hefty helping of the Panhandle Trail and a through-ride of the Great Allegheny…
083: Tips for Dealing with a Wet Tent
Jun 15, 2017 • 15 min
On this week’s pod, tips for dealing with a wet tent on bicycle tour… from how to pack a wet tent to drying the tent out, and more. Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project 083: Tips for Dealing with a Wet Tent (mp3)…
082: Biking Lake Erie to the Potomac
Jun 8, 2017 • 26 min
The June tour I was supposed to do and the June tour I’m going to do… two very different things! On this week’s pod, we explore a draft spur to the Eastern Express for biking Lake Erie to the Potomac River: Cleveland to DC! Plus, the trip I’m…
081: Bikepacking adventures for new bikepackers
May 25, 2017 • 39 min
It only took 81 episodes to finally talk about bikepacking… better late than never, right? On this episode, Rob Knapp joins us and chats about what it was like to pick up bikepacking as a racer and how that informs him in how he bikepacks when not…
080: Paring down your gear and keeping things charged on bike tour
May 18, 2017 • 30 min
Let’s talk gear. If you’re like me, you probably carry too much, “just in case.” On this episode, I talk about my recent attempts to whittle the weight down. Plus, strategies for keeping things charged on bike tour! Hey it’s the direct download link…
079: The Eastern Express - a new Trans Am bike touring alternative route
May 11, 2017 • 48 min
Planning for a June tour… someplace… I stumbled upon a brand new tour option: the Eastern Express Route is an alternative eastern spur for the Trans Am route, starting in DC. It includes the C&O, the GAP and Katy trails and we chat with the…
078b: My Sonic Youth Story
Apr 28, 2017 • 3 min
Two things: Sorry for repeating my Black Keys story (already told it on ep 044!) Here’s my Sonic Youth story. Enjoy!
078: More Bicycle Touring Music with Anna, Brock and Aaron from The Sprocket Podcast
Apr 27, 2017 • 39 min
Part two of a crossover episode celebrating the 350th Sprocket Podcast, we revisit the popular bicycle touring music playlist in all new categories. Maybe a few songs for your next tour! Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project…
077: Bike touring differently
Apr 20, 2017 • 54 min
Jeremy Mendelson joins the show to talk about his take on bike touring differently: from a bike touring focused lifestyle to vegan touring to riding little clown bikes and much more. Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift…
076: Bicycle touring’s for the dogs plus the Katy Trail by bike
Apr 13, 2017 • 39 min
Two great tour journals in one pod! First, I tell the tale of my C&O ride with Belle Starr and then I read a great submission from a listener about her adventures on the Katy Trail. Plus, you never know when emergency fixes can come in handy… …
Pedalshift 075: Previewing a spring tour of the C&O plus how to deal with bridge detours for 2017 Pacific Coast bike touring
Mar 30, 2017 • 34 min
Springtime tours are kicking into gear (bike humor). On this episode I preview my C&O bicycle tour with Belle Starr, the bike touring pug, plus how to handle 2017 Pacific Coast bike tour disappointment and work around that bridge outage in…
074: Fast forward your bike tour
Mar 23, 2017 • 16 min
On this topic show, we tackle one of my favorites… how to fast forward your bike tour. It’s your ride… make it the best you can by bypassing parts you don’t want, catching up on a schedule or accommodating an extra day in a cool spot! Hey…
073: Yoga for bike touring
Mar 16, 2017 • 31 min
How do I class up this podcast? Easy… ask my better half to come on the show and chat up how great yoga is for bike touring! On this episode of the pod, we discuss yoga for bike tourists with Kimberly Wilson, founder and owner of Tranquil Space yoga…
072: Chasing 70 degrees by bicycle
Mar 2, 2017 • 13 min
You have a year and you want to ensure you have nice weather the whole time. How about a year-long North American bike tour chasing 70°F average highs? On this episode, we find a way! Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project…
071: Bicycle touring India and Eastern Oregon
Feb 23, 2017 • 39 min
An interview with Pedal Dream’s Guthrie Straw on his adventures bicycle touring India, plus his thoughts on adventures in his native Eastern Oregon and keeping your touring bike secure in the land of sunshine and bunnies™, Portland, Oregon. Hey…
070: The magical mystery winter bicycle tour
Feb 16, 2017 • 38 min
A winter bicycle tour on the C&O is a rare treat for me… but warm February weather in the DC area made it impossible to resist. Come along for the ride with Belle Starr and me! Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project 070:…
069: Jasmine and Fiji bicycle the world, living the vagabond life
Feb 2, 2017 • 40 min
A chat with global bike tourist —and all around awesome person — Jasmine Reese, on her journey, her four-legged companion, Fiji, and the adventures living the vagabond life. Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project 068: Basic…
068: Basic skills you should have before going on tour
Jan 25, 2017 • 18 min
What are some of the basic skills you should have before heading out on tour? On this episode, I cover the 4 things I recommend you know! Reach out to the show via email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget to join the newsletter…
067: More bike touring stove tests, intermittent fasting and counterintuitive foot-warming advice
Jan 19, 2017 • 28 min
Follow-up on bike touring stove tests, an overview on intermittent fasting for those of us who, ahhh… maybe put on a few pounds since the end of bike touring season? Plus counterintuitive advice on keeping your feet warm on tour and more! Hey it’s…
066: Bike touring locks and America’s longest rail trails
Jan 5, 2017 • 32 min
Kicking off 2017 with a bang, we cover lightweight bike touring locks, the longest rail trails in the US and an overview of what’s to come on the show in 2017! Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project 066: Bike touring locks and…
065: The Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2016
Dec 22, 2016 • 18 min
It’s the end of the year and that means it’s time for the Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular! Join Shifty the Elf and Tim for a showcase of the best of Pedalshift in 2016! Hey it’s the direct download link for The Pedalshift Project 065: The…
064: Keeping hands and feet warm on bike tour
Dec 8, 2016 • 32 min
December means (for a lot of us) one thing: friggin cold hands and feet. On this episode of the podcast, let’s see if we can find some ways for keeping hands and feet warm on bike tour, and maybe even your chilly commutes! Also, followup on past shows…
063: A Thanksgiving ride on the C&O
Nov 23, 2016 • 51 min
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States (sorry, a bit late for you Canada!). On this episode of the Pedalshift Project, let’s go for a ride! I recorded this week’s pod in the saddle while I rode a portion of the C&O Canal Towpath, including…
062: Colder weather bike touring
Nov 10, 2016 • 40 min
As the temperatures dip, I test out a new sleeping bag… how does it handle colder weather bike touring? Plus, my dog Belle Starr joins me for an overnight, plus connections and more! Hey it’s the direct download link: The Pedalshift Project 062:…
061: Bike touring Australia and eating on the road
Oct 27, 2016 • 42 min
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with The Land Down Under, so it’s no wonder I’m drawn to bike touring Australia. On this episode of the pod, we take a look at a vintage tour and one that’s happening right now! Plus, cooking and eating on…
060: Fall bike touring and planning for winter
Oct 14, 2016 • 34 min
Fall bike touring my favorite kind of touring… just hopping on a bike, hearing the crunch of the leaves under the tires and enjoying the cool temperatures inside a warm tent. This episode I chat about my recent mini-tours on the C&O plus my…
059: Bike touring tributes
Sep 29, 2016 • 49 min
And this episode we chat with Instagrammer extraordinaire and cross-country bike touring vet Patience aka @biker_girl_pay on overcoming obstacles and turning loss into something better… by bike. This episode is dedicated to Shelli Snyder….
058: Bike touring across America
Sep 15, 2016 • 55 min
Ever wonder what it’s like to cross the US by bike? On this episode of the pod, we chat with a guy who’s done it not once, not twice, but three times! Michael Riscica talks about the highs and lows of bike touring across America, including what it’s…
057b: Bike touring the Oregon coast
Sep 7, 2016 • 40 min
I may have only been bike touring the Oregon coast last week, but there’s a lot to say about it! On this episode we also cross over with The Sprocket Podcast 315 to celebrate our partners and how they put up with our antics on and off the bike….
057a: :Saluting our partners for putting up with us
Sep 1, 2016 • 40 min
I may have only been bike touring the Oregon coast last week, but there’s a lot to say about it! On this episode we also cross over with The Sprocket Podcast 315 to celebrate our partners and how they put up with our antics on and off the bike. The…
056: Bike touring without camping plus Cat from The Joyride
Aug 18, 2016 • 59 min
Bike touring means a lot of things, but it doesn’t mean you have to sleep on the ground or on top of a picnic table! On this episode we uncover the world of bike touring without camping. Plus I have a great chat with the host of The Joyride…
055: Bike touring with kids and dogs
Aug 4, 2016 • 53 min
Bike touring by yourself is awesome, but have you ever thought about bike touring with kids or maybe your dogs? On this episode, we dive into bringing others along for the ride! Also a few new things to check out in gear talk and connections with you!…
054: The perfect bike touring tent
Jul 21, 2016 • 47 min
With one more big(ish) summer bike tour in my sights, it’s prep time for the Oregon coast ride next month. Also, it’s an extended bit of gear talk… what do I look for in the perfect bike touring tent? It’s all in this ep of the pod… now with more…
053: Testing new bicycle touring gear… and again with the rear tire?
Jul 7, 2016 • 52 min
We are in the thick of bicycle touring season, so it’s high time I start testing new bicycle touring gear, right? Also a report on my semi-successful C&O ride (sigh… the rear tire… because of course) my Grand Canyon ride and much, much, more. …
052: Summer bicycle tours to follow
Jun 23, 2016 • 27 min
It’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere (sorry Australia… it was a good run, but it’ll be back) and it’s time to live vicariously and follow some of those summer bicycle tours. In this episode I let you in on three I’m following, plus give…
051: Bicycle touring the Great Allegheny Passage
Jun 9, 2016 • 37 min
Recorded live from Paris, France [check out PSP022 for more on pedaling Paris!]… it’s a podcast about bicycle touring the Great Allegheny Passage in western Pennsylvania! It all makes sense, trust me. In this episode we chat about all the amazing…
050: Post bike tour care
May 26, 2016 • 32 min
We talk a lot on this show about how to plan and enjoy a bicycle tour… but what about post bike tour care? On this golden anniversary episode of the Pedalshift Project, I chat about some of the things I (usually) do after a bike tour to keep my ride…
049: Biking the C&O, wet weather wear and revisiting touring bike gearing
May 12, 2016 • 56 min
Back from biking the C&O over the weekend, I share thoughts on the western end of the trail, my new favorite wet weather gear purchases and revisiting touring bike gearing so you never have to suffer through hills because of your bike! Hey…
048: A Brompton California Bike Tour
Apr 28, 2016 • 37 min
Back from my Brompton California bike tour, I share my thoughts on the adventure! The Pedalshift Project 048: A Brompton California Bike Tour (mp3) Reach out to the show via email, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don’t forget…
047: California coast bike touring
Apr 14, 2016 • 28 min
Just days away from some quality California coast bike touring, I’m getting all the details in order just in time for an episode of the Pedalshift Project! California here I come! Hey it’s the direct download link for episode…
046: Ultralight bike touring prep and emergency fixes
Mar 31, 2016 • 39 min
My upcoming Brompton tour of the California coast forces me into ultralight bike touring preparations… maybe “force” is the wrong word, but I’m certainly doing some ultralight bike touring! On this episode of the Pedalshift Project, we dive into the…
045: Bicycle tour budgeting
Mar 17, 2016 • 57 min
We all want to save a buck (or a euro… or a… whatever you’re spending these days) but what’s the best way to set up your bicycle tour budgeting? I’ve got a few ideas to share on this episode along with some gear talk on dynohubs and batteries,…
044: Bike touring music
Mar 3, 2016 • 90 min
This episode we talk about bike touring music. It’s such a personal thing, music… but we thought we’d take the time to chat about musical tastes, its role in our bike tours, and then build a cool Spotify playlist for your next tour, or to inspire…
043: Flying with your touring bike and an Ortlieb hack
Feb 18, 2016 • 45 min
Are you planning on flying with your touring bike this year? We tackle some tips and tricks on the best way to do that, plus a funky (and very, very simple) hack to get an Ortlieb pannier onto a Brompton. It’s gear-a-palooza and much more on this…
042: Offseason bicycle tour planning
Feb 4, 2016 • 31 min
With so many parts of the world shivering through winter’s icy grip, isn’t it nice to warm up to some offseason bicycle tour planning? On this episode of The Pedalshift Project we chat about some touring news, updates on my spring California…
041: Bike touring lessons with Mysterious James
Jan 21, 2016 • 36 min
A chat about bike touring lessons learned with Mysterious James. MJ returns for the “bourbon soaked” after hours dance party (most of those things were not a part of the podcast) where we chat about our bike touring lessons…
040: Bikecentennial at 40 + 2016 tour planning
Jan 14, 2016 • 39 min
Do podcasts get middle aged? Well we’re 40. Know what else is turning 40 this year? Bikecentennial… arguably the origin of modern bicycle touring. We’ll touch on one of the things going on to celebrate the milestone, dig in on some 2016 tour plans…
039: Global bike touring with Mysterious James
Jan 7, 2016 • 58 min
Happy 2016! We kick off the year talking about global bike touring with the one and only Mysterious James in the first of a two parter. James and I started bike touring together, but he’s taken it to a whole new level with trips to the remote corners…
038: The Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular
Dec 24, 2015 • 27 min
It’s the end of the year and ends of the year on this show means it’s time for the Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular! Join Tim and a special mystery guest (no not him… another mysterious guest) as they chat about the best of 2015. Happy…
037: Sturdy touring bikes + opening cans without tools
Dec 10, 2015 • 31 min
Sturdy touring bikes need to be able to handle weight… on this episode we delve into some of the ways to make your touring bike even sturdier, and maybe figure out a way to lighten the load a bit too. Plus, tons of oddities and good news from…
036: Thanks bicycle touring
Nov 26, 2015 • 41 min
On this holiday week where we in the States offer gratitude for all that is good, let’s take the time to say “thanks bicycle touring” for all it gives us. We also revisit tire inflation and chat leather saddle care. A bounty for your holiday…
035: A fall C&O bicycle tour + trying out Amtrak’s roll-aboard service
Nov 12, 2015 • 44 min
A recap of a gorgeous fall C&O bicycle tour, a review of Amtrak’s new roll-aboard service on the Capitol Limited line, plus gear minimizing and cold weather camping thoughts. Reach out to the show via email, Facebook,…
034: Flying with a Brompton
Nov 5, 2015 • 37 min
What’s it like flying with a Brompton? Can you really get it in the overhead of your plane? On this special edition of the Pedalshift Project, we cover 6 tips (probably a lot more really!) on how to get your folding touring bike onboard as a carryon….
033: Cycling Italy with special guest, laryngitis!
Oct 29, 2015 • 19 min
A first hand report on what it’s like cycling Italy, well at least in Tuscany, plus can my raspy voice hang on for a preview of my upcoming Halloween weekend ride on the C+O and connections with Friends of the Show from all over the world? You’ll…
032b: Let’s Shrink the World by Podcast
Oct 15, 2015 • 18 min
We can haz moar bonus! A chat about origins, including the story of how Tim got involved in podcasting 10 years ago and how Brock was convinced to start The Sprocket Podcast.
032a: Music and More
Oct 15, 2015 • 6 min
It’s a bonus episode where we talk about music and more.