The Pedalshift Project is a series of conversations, thoughts, and experiments around the bike touring lifestyle. It's the companion show to Pedalshift.net, bringing stories from the road, interviews from fellow bike tourists, plus tips, tricks and ideas on how to tour more. Let's shrink the world by bike.
Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike
A listener texted in and asked, "how do you keep your bike around year after year?" On this episode, my thoughts on keeping all parts of your bike in tip top shape so you can maximize extending the life of your touring bike!
Winter Bike Tour Planning
Time is opening up a little bit for me for the next couple of months so I'm spending some time winter bike tour planning, one locally and exploring if there is a safe and responsible way to get a warm-weather location ride in January or February.
Fall bike touring and planning for winter
Fall bike touring is 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 2016 mini-tours on the C&O plus ideas for winter rides I still may tackle! Originally podcast October 14, 2016.
Bike Tour Packing Strategies
You've got our bike, you know where you're going... the next biggest thing is what to bring and how to pack it! On this edition of the pod, my top five strategies for packing for a bike tour.
Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 2
My three day weekend tour was about to be washed out by the remnants of yet another hurricane rolling through the area. And since the C&O isn't exactly the best trail in a soaker, it was a good idea to reverse course and head back to my cabin. But would the tropical gusher wipe me out or would my "special" river crossing be impossible to traverse?
Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 1
They say you only live once and some people shorten that up to YOLO, turn that into a verb and make questionable decisions. Sometimes that's a pathway to adventure. And sometimes, it's a convenient excuse to do things you aren't supposed to. On my first day to complete a full ride of the C&O this year, I YOLO'd more than I typically YOLO.