The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast

The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast
A podcast about bicycle touring - let’s shrink the world by bike

206: The Erie Canal Trail Revisited - Part 3
May 28 • 61 min
Revisiting my never-released 2015 bike tour journal of the Erie Canal Trail through western and central NY with some perspective from 2020. In part three we wrap up the tour with some of the best riding of the entire trip, and a fantastically comical…
205: The Erie Canal Trail Revisited - Part 2
May 21 • 55 min
Revisiting my never-released 2015 bike tour journal of the Erie Canal Trail through western and central NY with some perspective from 2020. In part two we kick off actual trail riding in my hometown of Fairport and ride through the heat to my college town…
204: The Erie Canal Trail Revisited - Part 1
May 14 • 34 min
Revisiting my never-released 2015 bike tour journal of the Erie Canal Trail through western and central NY with some perspective from 2020. In part one we set the table with some history (personal and the canal) plus kick off with the pre-canal ride…
Best of Pedalshift 044: Bicycle Touring Music
May 7 • 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 you to…
203: Social Distancing Tour Takeaways and What’s Next
Apr 30 • 30 min
My five takeaways from social distance bike touring in the age of coronavirus and what I can figure out is the near term future for bike touring in 2020.
202: Social Distancing on the C&O, Day 3
Apr 23 • 35 min
This episode covers my third day riding the C&O on my no-contact, self-supported, self-contained ride. After a night of thunderstorms would a soggy trail slow me down on my return trip home or did I get my biking legs back?
201: Social Distancing on the C&O, Day 2
Apr 16 • 42 min
This episode covers my second day riding the C&O on my no-contact, self-supported, self-contained ride. This was a weirdly rough day of riding for me. Solitude was fleeting and it took making an early camp to get that and I think it made things a lot…
#200: Social Distancing on the C&O, Day 1
Apr 9 • 61 min
Welcome to the Bicentennial edition of the Pedalshift Project. Whether this is your 200th listening or your first, THANK YOU for being a part of this adventure. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate 200 episodes than by kicking off an extra long…
Best of Pedalshift 048: A Brompton California Bike Tour
Apr 2 • 35 min
Since my Brompton California bike tour last month got scuttled by forces beyond my control (and yours too), I thought it would be good to share my takeaways from my 2016 adventure! Originally podcast April 28, 2016.
#199: Preparing for a Solo Bike Tour of the C&O
Mar 26 • 34 min
With the current global circumstances, I’m doing a different tour than I originally planned - a solo, non-contact, self-supported, socially responsibly distanced tour of the great C&O towpath. This is probably the solo bike tour that makes the most sense,…
#198: Bicycle Touring Norway
Mar 19 • 34 min
Orange Pedal Award Winner™ Maggie Lonergan joins us again to tell us Maggie Lonergan joins us again to tell us her tale of bicycle touring Norway (plus a little Finland… it has trees) last summer. Sure we mention that pesky virus, but it’s mostly touring…
Pedalshift-Sprocket Podcast Happy Hour: 3/15 noon PT
Mar 14 • 0 min
Sunday March 15, noon PT, 3pm ET… Hey, let’s have a drink together! Join Pedalshift and The Sprocket Podcast LIVE on Zoom and we’ll try to figure all of this craziness out. Details at
197: Xtracycle Touring with Kids
Mar 12 • 37 min
Ever wonder what’s it’s like to strap your kid to an Xtracycle and bring them along for one of the more scenic tours in the San Francisco Bay Area? On this episiode, veteran podcaster and tech reporter Cyrus Farivar shares his experience bringing his…
Best of Pedalshift 073: Yoga for Bike Touring with Kimberly Wilson
Mar 5 • 23 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 touring with Kimberly Wilson, founder and past owner of Tranquil Space yoga…
196: The Kessel Run takeaways and unveiling The Missing Link bike tour
Feb 27 • 45 min
Our first live show of 2020 wraps up the Kessel Run tour with my ten takeaways. From there I announce the big spring tour—The Missing Link! Plus more on episode 200 and a west coast meetup in March.
195: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 2
Feb 20 • 32 min
Day 2 of the trip began with sunshine and exotic birds as I rolled through strawberry country and transitioned from wide open spaces to industrial places to… well I got to Tampa in time to explore some beer! But would I be able to roll right up to Tampa…
194: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 1
Feb 13 • 48 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…
Best of Pedalshift 104: Winter touring bike maintenance
Feb 6 • 18 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…
193: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Preview
Jan 30 • 55 min
The first Pedalshift tour of 2020 is nearly upon us! Whether you believe in The Force or prefer a trusty blaster at your side, this tour starts with a decidedly Star Wars nerdy beginning, but cycles through a Central Florida familiar to some, but not all.…
192: Bicycle Tour Route Full House
Jan 23 • 33 min
The month of MJ concludes like all good trilogies must… with a bang! No Ewoks in part three, but rather a game of Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Route Poker! Each of us chooses five bike tour routes for our “hand,” and then you get to choose who collected the…
191: The Pedalshift 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft
Jan 16 • 61 min
The month of MJ continues with the very first Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Draft! I explain the rules at the top, and we kind of make it up as we go along, but the essence is each of us chooses pieces of gear or other elements of a bike tour that the other…
190: A Decade of Bike Touring with Mysterious James
Jan 9 • 53 min
Happy New Year! January 2020 is very special because we bring you something long denied to you. More Mysterious James. We realized we’ve been doing this bike touring thing for an entire decade, so we talk about our thoughts on a decade of touring, lessons…
Best of Pedalshift 072: Chasing 70 Degrees by Bicycle
Jan 2 • 10 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! Originally podcast March 2, 2017.
189: The 44th Annual Award Show Holiday Spectacular
Dec 26, 2019 • 9 min
The 44th annual holiday annual award show spectacular fetaures awards to the best of The Pedalshift Project in 2019. Who will win the Orange Pedal™ for best tour, best bar/meetup, and much more? Happy new year and see you in 2020!
188: Grocery Store Strategies on Bike Tour
Dec 19, 2019 • 26 min
Almost everywhere, the cheapest bet to stay fed on bicycle tour is a town’s grocery store. On this episode, I cover my grocery store strategies on bike tour… from prep to pedaling off with panniers full of treats to chow on later!
187: Bicycle Touring NY and the First Tour of 2020 (Live)
Dec 12, 2019 • 53 min
Once again, and for the final time in 2019, we are live baby live for a Pedalshift Project! In this session, we revisit bicycle touring New York state, unveil my very first tour of 2020, and answer your questions AMA style! Originally streamed live…
Best of Pedalshift 064: Keeping Hands & Feet Warm on Bike Tour
Dec 5, 2019 • 19 min
December means (for a lot of us) one thing: friggin cold hands and feet. On this best 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, a listener-recommended winter…
186: Thanks Bicycle Touring 2019
Nov 28, 2019 • 20 min
Gather round the virtual campfire where fellow listeners and bike tourists join together to give all their reasons to say, thanks bicycle touring!
185: Emergency Fixes
Nov 21, 2019 • 23 min
The episode I hope nobody needs to use… emergency fixes if you run into serious mechanicals or sudden cold snaps on your next bike tour.
184: Documenting and Sharing Your Bicycle Tour
Nov 14, 2019 • 50 min
So you’re heading out on bike tour and want to document it for yourself, friends, family and more? On this episode: tips on sharing your bike tour with the world!
183: Touring With Dogs, Revisited
Nov 7, 2019 • 28 min
Ever think about hitting the road with your canine companion? Pedal with the pooch? I got out on the C&O a couple of times in the last month with Belle Starr and wanted to share some of my newer takes on bicycle touring with dogs.
Best of Pedalshift 012: Surfing Bike Tours & Pedaling Pugs
Oct 31, 2019 • 12 min
A special two-segment best-of featuring one of the best “bike touring, and…” combos plus my favorite bike touring story about a very missed pug who didn’t exactly take to bike touring. Original podcast January 22, 2015.
182: Facing Your Fears on Bike Tour
Oct 24, 2019 • 36 min
Annalisa and Erik from Miles of Portraits return to talk about their next adventure and facing your fears on bicycle tour.
181: Tips on Fall Riding
Oct 17, 2019 • 27 min
On this week’s show, we’re transitioning into fall in many parts of the world, so we’re covering tips on riding and touring during fall weather.
180: S24Os for the Busy Bike Camper
Oct 10, 2019 • 45 min
Fall means a lot of riding on the C&O, but lately I find I don’t have the time for a big through ride. So what’s a time-strapped bicycle tourist to do? On this episode we revisit S24Os - a great way to get some adventure when life, work, family, whatever…
Best of Pedalshift 068: Basic Skills You Should Have on Bike Tour
Oct 3, 2019 • 16 min
What are some of the basic skills you should have on bike tour? On this best of Pedalshift, I cover four things I recommend you know before you roll. Originally podcast January 25, 2017.
179: Bike Touring with Baby on Board
Sep 26, 2019 • 38 min
The Dittus family (aka #dirtbagfamily2019) grew by one recently, and there was no way they weren’t taking him on an adventure before too long. Tag along and learn all about bike touring with baby on board!
178: Cold Soaking and Bike Touring AMA (Live)
Sep 19, 2019 • 54 min
We close out summer with a cold soaking demo, revel in the success of cold brew coffee prep on a bike, plus take your bike touring questions. Recorded live August 30, 2019.
Best of Pedalshift 071: Bicycle Touring India with Guthrie Straw
Sep 12, 2019 • 37 min
An interview with Sprocket Podcast and 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,…
177: Sweltering Summer on the C&O – Part 2
Sep 5, 2019 • 39 min
This is the second of two parts on my tour of the C&O during the hottest and muggiest stretch of the summer of 2019. Check out the packing episode in Pedalshift 175 for the ride preview and Pedalshift 176 for part 1.
176: Sweltering Summer on the C&O - Part 1
Aug 29, 2019 • 47 min
The first of two parts on Tour Journals Vol. 16, featuring the C&O during the hottest and muggiest stretch of the summer of 2019. Check out the packing episode in Pedalshift 175 for the ride preview and come back next week for the thrilling conclusion!
175: Packing for a C&O Bike Tour
Aug 22, 2019 • 53 min
Trying out something new… follow along as I pack for my upcoming C&O bike tour! Let’s put it this way… I need to get more organized. And where IS that fan!?!
174: Bicycle Touring Etiquette
Aug 15, 2019 • 43 min
We all want to do the right thing, hopefully, and within any community there’s an unwritten code of conduct for proper behavior so we can all get along. On this episode, we cover some of those rules of bicycle touring etiquette!
173: Stealth Camping Revisited
Aug 8, 2019 • 32 min
Stealth camping is always a hot topic in bike touring, and our last episode on the topic got some great responses that deserve revisiting! On this episode, a take from law enforcement’s perspective, tips on how to stay clean with no facilities, and more…
Best of Pedalshift 048: Bicycle Touring Big Sur by Brompton
Aug 1, 2019 • 37 min
Back in 2015 I got my Brompton, but it was at the tail end of bike touring season. So I bided my time before I could take it out on its first real tour. But where to roll? Well, I decided to go big. In this best of, we revisit bicycle touring Big Sur by…
172: Pedalshift Goes Italian
Jul 25, 2019 • 36 min
What’s it like bicycling in Italy? Are bikes even allowed in Venice? (spoiler: um, no). In this episode, Pedalshift Goes Italian with some thoughts on bicycling in Italy plus thoughts on cross training for bike touring!
171: Bike Touring on Busy Roads
Jul 18, 2019 • 32 min
Sometimes our bike tours mean sharing the road with a lot of motorized vehicle traffic… on this episode, some tips and tricks on bike touring on busy roads.
Best of Pedalshift 056: The Joy(ride) of Bike Touring with Cat Caperello-Snyder
Jul 11, 2019 • 35 min
Cat Caperello-Snyder hosts The Joyride Podcast and brings us stories of how bicycling can have a powerfully transformative role in the lives of the women she interviews. But as we learned, Cat has a story of her own to share, and bike touring’s a big part…
170: Oregon Coast Escape (Tour Journals Vol. 15)
Jul 4, 2019 • 29 min
A two-day escape to the Oregon Coast by bicycle from Cannon Beach to Newport, exploring a new campsite and a portion of the Oregon Coast new to me.
169: DC to Cincinnati - Takeaways + Epilogue
Jun 27, 2019 • 41 min
Part five of biking DC to Cincinnati. An epilogue story from my evening in Cincinnati, plus 11 takeaways from my trip from DC to Ohio.
Best of Pedalshift 004: Aaron Flores on Bike Travel
Jun 20, 2019 • 40 min
The first crossover show with The Sprocket Podcast featuring a sit-down with co-host Aaron Flores. We chat about bike touring and a whole lot more. This was the show where “let’s shrink the world by bike” came from! Originally podcast July 12, 2014. See…
168: DC to Cincinnati - Ohio to Erie Trail South
Jun 13, 2019 • 43 min
Part four of the DC to Cincinnati ride, covering the southern half of the Ohio to Erie Trail from Columbus to Cincinnati. Crossing my 700th mile of the ride, do I have enough left in the tank to make it to the end of the OTET?
167: DC to Cincinnati - Ohio to Erie Trail North
Jun 6, 2019 • 52 min
Part three of the DC to Cincinnati ride, covering the northern half of the Ohio to Erie Trail from Cleveland to Columbus. A new trail brings new adventures crossing the entire state of Ohio. But will detours and headwinds put a snag in my plans?
166: DC to Cincinnati - Great Allegheny Passage
May 30, 2019 • 57 min
The 14th Pedalshift Tour Journal whisks you (by bike, natch) from the District of Columbia across three of America’s great trails to Cincinnati, Ohio. In part two, we follow the Great Allegheny Passage from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA and then hit…
165: DC to Cincinnati - The C&O Towpath
May 23, 2019 • 61 min
The 14th Pedalshift Tour Journal whisks you (by bike, natch) from the District of Columbia across three of America’s great trails to Cincinnati, Ohio. In part one, we go through the first three days of riding and camping on the beloved C&O Towpath. Hot…
164: Bikerafting
May 16, 2019 • 44 min
Inflatable rafts plus touring bikes equals bikerafting! On this episode I chat with longtime friend and bike adventurer Maggie Lonergan about her recent foray into bikerafting the Colorado River near the Hoover Dam, plus more on converting from being a…
163: Group Dynamics on Bicycle Tour
May 9, 2019 • 51 min
Guthrie Straw from The Sprocket Podcast joins the show to help out on the third installment of the beginner series. Steve is riding with a group on his upcoming charity ride - what are the things to think about in terms of group dynamics on bicycle tour?…
Best of Pedalshift 022: Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring
May 2, 2019 • 40 min
This month’s best-of features a fun interview with Peter Rice, the author of Spandex Optional Bicycle Touring. We cover how to bicycle tour without breaking the bank, eating, different types of people who tackle bike touring, “The System” (you’ll have to…
162: Multimodal Bike Touring and Spring Tour Preview
Apr 25, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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,…