The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast

The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast
A podcast about bicycle touring lifestyle - let’s shrink the world by bike.
162: Multimodal Bike Touring and Spring Tour Preview
Apr 25 • 42 min
Most bike tours don’t start and end with you riding from home - most of us need a car, bus, plane, train, or ferry to help with some of the travel. On this episode, tips on how to handle the transitions in multimodal bike touring, plus a preview of May’s…
161: Stealth Camping Tips for Bike Touring
Apr 18 • 45 min
Stealth camping lets bike tourists keep costs down and ride more miles per day… but is it right for you? On this episode, we cover stealth camping upsides, downsides, tips, philosophies, risks, and some thoughts on the number one question… what to do if…
Best of Pedalshift 010: Pacific Coast Bicycle Tour 2014
Apr 11 • 63 min
In the summer of 2014, I took 6 weeks to ride the Pacific coast from Victoria, BC to the US-Mexico border. I recorded a 2-5 minute audio entry every day for the Tour Journals podcast to share the more detailed aspects of the ride, but always intended to…
160: The Spring Bicycle Tour Is…
Apr 4 • 61 min
Recorded live on March 31, 2019 with a big spring bicycle tour reveal (my longest bike tour in years!) plus listener questions on e-bikes, the Great American Rail-Trail, the C&O, water on tour, bicycle advocacy and more!
159: Bike Show Touring Gear Talk
Mar 28 • 33 min
Recorded live at the Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers Association (CABDA) show in February, follow along as I chat with several sales folks from brands you know and a few you may not about bikepacking and bike touring. It’s bike show touring gear talk!
158: Training and Route Planning for Bicycle Touring Beginners
Mar 21 • 57 min
The Bicycle Touring Beginners Series continues with a focus on training and route planning for bicycle touring! Plus a review of WQED’s The Great Ride, a new documentary on bicycle touring the C&O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage.
157: Bicycling the Ohio to Erie Trail
Mar 14 • 44 min
The Ohio to Erie Trail spans 326 miles diagonally across Ohio, linking up Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland and everything in between. On this episode, we chat about the trail and the experience biking across Ohio!
Best of Pedalshift 013: The First Woman to Bicycle Solo Around the World
Mar 7 • 48 min
Set your wayback machine to the 1890s as we chat with filmmaker Gillian Willman and learn about the amazing Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, a pioneer in bike touring as the first woman to circle the world solo by bicycle. Next time you’re struggling in…
156: Cross-Florida Bike Tour Wrap-Up
Feb 28 • 92 min
The podcast version of the most recent Pedalshift Live, featuring the Cross-Florida bike tour wrap up… takeaways, highlights, and answers to your questions about using Google Maps for bike tour planning, what it’s like touring on a Brompton and more.
155: Cross-Florida Bike Tour, Part 3
Feb 21 • 27 min
Day 3 was the longest ride of the trilogy… over 60 miles that captured so much of Florida’s landscape… from congested suburban Orlando to a lengthy shoulderless 60mph strip of asphalt through a rural stretch of grazing land to the Atlantic coast that…
154: Cross-Florida Bike Tour, Part 2
Feb 19 • 47 min
Day 2 of the Cross-Florida bike tour began in Lakeland, Florida with a serene morning palling around with exotic birds. With 51 miles of riding ahead of me, I got an early start knowing there was a small stretch of questionable riding towards the end in…
153: Cross-Florida Bike Tour, Part 1
Feb 17 • 32 min
Central Florida has a thousand personalities. Sure, we all know the theme parks, and the big cities of Tampa and Orlando, but there are also huge swaths of barely developed pastures, orange groves, irrigation canals and lakes to catch a cyclists’ eye…
152: The Great American Rail-Trail
Feb 7 • 31 min
The Great American Rail-Trail, a bold project recently launched by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, is a proposed network of nearly 4000 miles of off-road trails linking Washington, DC to the outskirts of Seattle, WA. On this episode, we chat with Kevin Mills…
151: Preparing the Cross-Florida Bike Tour
Jan 31 • 42 min
As the US shivers through the polar vortex, let’s talk about prep for next week’s cross Florida bike tour! Details on the route, the gear, the flying, the meetup in Orlando and much more. Warm up to the first Pedalshift tour of 2019!
150: Bicycle Touring Beginners Series 2019
Jan 23 • 42 min
A new year and a new beginners series! On the 150th edition of the Pedalshift Project, we kick off the Bicycle Touring Beginners Series by meeting this year’s cyclist and road map some of the topics we’ll cover as we check in over the next several months.…
149: Bicycling the Great Allegheny Passage 2019
Jan 17 • 48 min
The Great Allegheny Passage 2019… What’s in store for the trail? Allegheny Trail Alliance’s Doug Riegner returns to the pod with the full scoop on the GAP!
148: Riding Your Bike to the Airport
Jan 10 • 44 min
We kick off the year with a question people ask me before every trip - are you riding your bike to the airport? On this episode… tips on how to do it! Plus - a major tour announcement, a gaggle of Pedalshift winter meetups and the next live show…
Best of Pedalshift 058: Bike touring across America
Jan 3 • 47 min
Ever wonder what it’s like to cross the US by bike? On this recast 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 like…
147: Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 48 min
The annual Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular is a year-end chat with Aaron and Guthrie from The Sprocket Podcast on the best things in biking and the podcast, a chat about traversing the Darien Gap plus looking forward to 2019.
146: Bicycle touring the Gulf Coast
Dec 20, 2018 • 59 min
A great conversation for your holiday travel! Keith Spangler and I chat about his bicycle touring adventures, starting with his state circumnavigation, to his epic Gulf Coast tour this year. We cover lessons learned, the kindness of people you meet along…
145: Bicycle touring off-season (Live)
Dec 13, 2018 • 46 min
Recorded live from Washington, DC, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes six things to do during bicycle touring off-season. Plus, you asked questions and I had answers!
Best of Pedalshift 015: Gearing for Dummies and Critter Protection
Dec 6, 2018 • 16 min
How to protect your food from raccoons and other critters, plus a brief overview of gearing ratios and how to make your bike more climby or faster. Originally released March 5, 2015 as The Pedalshift Project 015.
144: Tour Journals Vol. 12: Great Allegheny Passage by Brompton, Takeaways
Nov 29, 2018 • 35 min
On this edition of the Journal, my takeaways from a short but sneakily fun tour of the Great Allegheny Passage by Brompton.
143: Tour Journals Vol. 12: Great Allegheny Passage by Brompton, Part 2
Nov 22, 2018 • 28 min
On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 1 and (sort of) 2 on my ride through western Pennsylvania. Sometimes weather wins the day…
142: Tour Journals Vol. 12: Great Allegheny Passage by Brompton, Part 1
Nov 15, 2018 • 33 min
The Great Allegheny Passage is one of the premier bicycle touring routes in the eastern half of the US. It stretches from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD over a gloriously mountainy 150 miles of crushed limestone paralleling some of the great rivers of…
141: Previewing the GAP bicycle tour by Brompton
Nov 10, 2018 • 35 min
Previewing the GAP bicycle tour with the little clown bike itself, my orange Brompton! What’s in store for this tour… here is how it all started. More next week with how it went!
Best of Pedalshift 026: Bike touring New York on the Erie Canal
Nov 1, 2018 • 19 min
Bicycling the Erie Canalway across Western and Central New York. Originally released July 23, 2015 as The Pedalshift Project 026.
140: Doing laundry on bike tour
Oct 25, 2018 • 24 min
You can’t escape the grime when you’re on a long trip, so on this episode of the Pedalshift Project we cover many of the different ways to do laundry on bike tour.
139: Dealing with loose dogs on bike tour
Oct 18, 2018 • 30 min
What’s the most controversial subject in bike touring? No not bike helmets… no, not earbuds… it’s how to deal with loose dogs on bike tour! On this episode, I give my two cents on how to deal with an angry canine that interrupts your pedaling.
138: Bike touring Canada, designs, and hacks
Oct 11, 2018 • 52 min
An interview with Jesse Herbert on his experiences bike touring Canada (and around the world), plus a ton of great ideas, hacks and tips on all things bicycle touring, from lightening your load to braving a chilly night in a hammock.
Best of Pedalshift 085: Hiking traditions bike touring should adopt
Oct 4, 2018 • 15 min
Three great hiking traditions bicycle touring should adopt as inspired by following the adventures of 2017 AT hiker Brad of Bike Hike Safari and 2017 PCT hiker Dixie over at Homemade Wanderlust. Originally released June 29, 2017 as The Pedalshift Project…
137: Fall bicycle touring (Live)
Sep 27, 2018 • 46 min
Recorded live from Hedgesville, WV, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes my fall tour reveal and gear tips for your fall bicycle touring. Plus banter with you… because this was live!
136: A Tropical Ride on the C&O Towpath
Sep 20, 2018 • 40 min
A free weekend in September around the DC area usually means perfect weather for a multi-day ride on the C&O Towpath. But will a renegade hurricane and a summer’s worth of historic rains put a damper on the ride? Sometimes you end up on Plan C in bike…
135: Lessons from riding the TransAm across America
Sep 13, 2018 • 50 min
He’s no longer a beginner, but Pedalshift Beginners Series alum James Rosenberg checks in after his (spoiler alert) epic and successful ride across the United States on the TransAm. We cover his favorite experiences, best and worst gear choices, and much…
Best of Pedalshift 045: Bike tour budgeting
Sep 6, 2018 • 12 min
Tips on bicycle touring on a budget. Originally released March 17, 2016 as The Pedalshift Project 045.
134: Oregon Coast Loop, Epilogue - 10 Takeaways
Aug 31, 2018 • 21 min
The epilogue to the 11th edition of Pedalshift: Tour Journals. Ten takeaways from my epic Oregon Coast Loop!
133: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 3
Aug 30, 2018 • 45 min
This trip was kind of like climbing a mountain… you get to the goal, but then you have to turn around and go back. The California border is within reach, but will this nutty transit-aided return work?
132: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 2
Aug 25, 2018 • 39 min
Days 2 and 3 of my trip took me from Florence, Oregon to Port Orford, Oregon including some stunning coastline, a big bridge to North Bend, unusual headwinds for the time of year, an odd late night experience at a disappointing campground, my favorite…
131: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 1
Aug 19, 2018 • 42 min
The Oregon Coast is a hilly, foggy, amazing adventure that is a part of the Pacific Coast bicycle touring route. It is almost exclusively on US Highway 101, with a few deviations I’ll mention. My plan was to combine local transit with bike touring to do a…
Best of Pedalshift 029: Extreme transit-aided bicycle touring
Aug 9, 2018 • 25 min
Originally released September 3, 2015 as The Pedalshift Project 029, this episode I told the story of my very transit-heavy experiment in bicycle touring from DC to Boston. With some rules. See for images and links. For the full tour…
130: Oregon coast bicycle tour prep
Aug 2, 2018 • 23 min
Pulling together the final touches on my upcoming Oregon coast bicycle tour, we cover the final details for the ride. The northbound return trip features a new twist since we last chatted, plus more detail on the modified bikepacking setup I’ll be testing…
129: Bicycle touring France
Jul 26, 2018 • 37 min
Bonjour from France! Although I’m in Paris for a non-bike touring related work trip, being in the City of Light has me thinking about a future trip out here with my bike. On this episode, we cover all things bike touring France… tips on camping,…
128: Must-have bicycle tour tools
Jul 19, 2018 • 36 min
If you’re going on a bike tour, you’re usually confronted with a situation that requires a fix or an adjustment. On this episode of The Pedalshift Project we explore bicycle tour toolkits: what you must bring, what you should bring, and maybe a few things…
127: Summer bike tour with a twist (Live)
Jul 12, 2018 • 33 min
Recorded live from Washington, DC, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes my summer tour reveal, including the interesting twist to make it end where I start. Plus, amazingly good news on two big closures on important touring gems, the C&O and…
Best of Pedalshift 018: A campfire chat on simplicity and bike touring
Jul 4, 2018 • 53 min
Originally released April 16, 2015 as The Pedalshift Project 018. Listen in on a campfire chat about simplicity and touring by bike on location at Marble Quarry campground on the C+O towpath. Hear the crickets and frogs chirping… the occasional owl…
126: Katy Trail, Epilogue - Takeaways and Final Thoughts
Jun 28, 2018 • 34 min
The final part in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! After sitting with it a few weeks since my return, I have thoughts on everything about the ride… the heat, the rain, the trail surface, and much more. Where does the Katy Trail stand up to…
125: Katy Trail, Chapter 6
Jun 21, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 41 min
Bicycle travel with Russ Roca of The Path Less Pedaled
108: Preparing to Bicycle Puget Sound by Brompton
Feb 22, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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 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… …