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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.

The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast Tim Mooney

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 157 Ratings

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.

    287: Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour

    287: Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour

    We're often asked what you should get someone into bike touring... but what about a gift for a friend or loved one who is literally in the middle of a bike tour? Inspired by a Reddit thread, but not one of *those* Reddit threads... some fun ideas that would really help make someone's tour!
    Gifts Ideas for a Person on a Bike Tour An idea from Reddit! On the Touringbicycles sub u/brewmonday asked for ideas on what to get their brother for their birthday while they were on tour. So that got me thinking... here's some ideas (some from the sub, some not)
     
    My idea: a hotel night. That got a ton of upvotes.
    Pizza delivered to a campsite
    Massage in one of the upcoming towns
    An e-reader
     
    Other ideas
     
    A gift card for a grocery store for a proper feast
    Putting money on an account for their favorite fast food establishment they commonly fuel up at
    Schedule a tune up at an LBS in a town they've got a zero day planned
    Have you been in touch? Are they missing any gear? Ship ahead to meet them at a campground, hotel or even general delivery at a Post Office. Check out the tips on bounce boxes in the things we need to borrow from hikers episode  (PSP 085)
    Pedalshift Society As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer's upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there's one-shot and annual options if you're not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.
    Kimberly Wilson
    Caleb Jenkinson
    Cameron Lien
    Andrew MacGregor
    Michael Hart
    Keith Nagel
    Brock Dittus
    Thomas Skadow
    Marco Lo
    Terrance Manson
    Harry Telgadas
    Chris Barron
    Mark Van Raam
    Brad Hipwell
    Mr. T
    Nathan Poulton
    Stephen Dickerson
    Vince LoGreco
    Cody Floerchinger
    Tom Benenati
    Greg Braithwaite
    Sandy Pizzio
    Jeff Muster
    Seth Pollack
    Joseph Quinn
    Drue Porter
    Byron Paterson
    Joachim Raber
    Ray Jackson
    Jeff Frey
    Kenny Mikey
    Lisa Hart
    John Denkler
    Steve Hankel
    Miguel Quinones
    Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
    Keith Spangler
    Greg Towner
    Dan Gebhart, RIP
    Jody Dzuranin
    Lucas Barwick
    Michael Baker
    Brian Bechtol
    Reinhart Bigl
    Greg Middlemis
    Connie Moore
    William Gothmann
    Brian Benton
    Joan Churchill
    Mike Bender
    Rick Weinberg
    Billy Crafton
    Gary Matushak
    Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
    James Sloan
    Jonathan Dillard
    John Funk
    Tom Bilcze
    Ronald Piroli
    Dave Roll
    Brian Hafner
    Misha LeBlanc
    Ari Messinger
    David Gratke
    Todd Groesbeck
    Wally Estrella
    Sue Reinert
    John Leko
    Stephen Granata
    Phillip Mueller
    Robert Lackey
    Dominic Carol
    Jacqi McCulloch
    John Hickman
    Carl Presseault
    David Neves
    Patty Louise
    Terry Fitzgerald
    Peter Steinmetz
    Timothy Fitzpatrick
    Michael Liszewski
    Hank O’Donnell
    David Zanoni
    David Weil
    Matthew Sponseller
    Chad Reno
    Spartan Dale
    Carolyn Ferguson
    Peggy Littlefield
    Lauren Allansmith
    Eric Burns
    Thomas Pearl
    Darrin McKibben
    Richard Stewart
    Dave Fletcher
    Jack Smith
    Luke Parkinson
    Ryan Patterson
    Cyrus Farivar
    Music You've been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new track available NOW, and a new album dropping very soon AND Jason's first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen! 

    • 20 min
    Bicycling New York City

    Bicycling New York City

    If there was ever a city that gives you a soundscape while bicycling through it... it's New York City. On this edition, we ride from Manahattan to Brooklyn on a Brompton, taking in the sights (that you can't see.. because, um... podcast) and sounds, telling a few stories along the way.
    No shownotes this episode, only vibes? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
    Pedalshift Society As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer's upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there's one-shot and annual options if you're not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.
    Kimberly Wilson
    Caleb Jenkinson
    Cameron Lien
    Andrew MacGregor
    Michael Hart
    Keith Nagel
    Brock Dittus
    Thomas Skadow
    Marco Lo
    Terrance Manson
    Harry Telgadas
    Chris Barron
    Mark Van Raam
    Brad Hipwell
    Mr. T
    Nathan Poulton
    Stephen Dickerson
    Vince LoGreco
    Cody Floerchinger
    Tom Benenati
    Greg Braithwaite
    Sandy Pizzio
    Jeff Muster
    Seth Pollack
    Joseph Quinn
    Drue Porter
    Byron Paterson
    Joachim Raber
    Ray Jackson
    Jeff Frey
    Kenny Mikey
    Lisa Hart
    John Denkler
    Steve Hankel
    Miguel Quinones
    Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
    Keith Spangler
    Greg Towner
    Dan Gebhart, RIP
    Jody Dzuranin
    Lucas Barwick
    Michael Baker
    Brian Bechtol
    Reinhart Bigl
    Greg Middlemis
    Connie Moore
    William Gothmann
    Brian Benton
    Joan Churchill
    Mike Bender
    Rick Weinberg
    Billy Crafton
    Gary Matushak
    Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
    James Sloan
    Jonathan Dillard
    John Funk
    Tom Bilcze
    Ronald Piroli
    Dave Roll
    Brian Hafner
    Misha LeBlanc
    Ari Messinger
    David Gratke
    Todd Groesbeck
    Wally Estrella
    Sue Reinert
    John Leko
    Stephen Granata
    Phillip Mueller
    Robert Lackey
    Dominic Carol
    Jacqi McCulloch
    John Hickman
    Carl Presseault
    David Neves
    Patty Louise
    Terry Fitzgerald
    Peter Steinmetz
    Timothy Fitzpatrick
    Michael Liszewski
    Hank O’Donnell
    David Zanoni
    David Weil
    Matthew Sponseller
    Chad Reno
    Spartan Dale
    Carolyn Ferguson
    Peggy Littlefield
    Lauren Allansmith
    Eric Burns
    Thomas Pearl
    Darrin McKibben
    Richard Stewart
    Dave Fletcher
    Jack Smith
    Luke Parkinson
    Ryan Patterson
    Cyrus Farivar
    Music You've been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new track available NOW, and a new album dropping very soon AND Jason's first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen! 

    • 57 min
    The Missing Link - Takeaways

    The Missing Link - Takeaways

    I always learn something every time I tour... and this go around is no different. Listen in on my lessons and takeaways from The Missing Link tour of southern California!
    The Missing Link - Takeaways Check your bike before you go Know your options for bailouts Accept the generosity of others Listen to your body - plantar facts Flying these days? Extra time! Riding in and out of airports is much easier these days! Call an audible sometimes - that ride from LA to the beaches was fun ss heck and not part of the original plan! Schwalbe Marathons are bulletproof new, but they do wear down from Superman to Clark Kent depowered from Superman II. Highly mortal. The trick to installing Marathons - grip and slide from the opposite side of where it becomes super hard to get that last bit of bead seated. HUGE difference! Pedalshift Society As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer's upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there's one-shot and annual options if you're not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.
    Kimberly Wilson
    Caleb Jenkinson
    Cameron Lien
    Andrew MacGregor
    Michael Hart
    Keith Nagel
    Brock Dittus
    Thomas Skadow
    Marco Lo
    Terrance Manson
    Harry Telgadas
    Chris Barron
    Mark Van Raam
    Brad Hipwell
    Mr. T
    Nathan Poulton
    Stephen Dickerson
    Vince LoGreco
    Cody Floerchinger
    Tom Benenati
    Greg Braithwaite
    Sandy Pizzio
    Jeff Muster
    Seth Pollack
    Joseph Quinn
    Drue Porter
    Byron Paterson
    Joachim Raber
    Ray Jackson
    Jeff Frey
    Kenny Mikey
    Lisa Hart
    John Denkler
    Steve Hankel
    Miguel Quinones
    Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
    Keith Spangler
    Greg Towner
    Dan Gebhart, RIP
    Jody Dzuranin
    Lucas Barwick
    Michael Baker
    Brian Bechtol
    Reinhart Bigl
    Greg Middlemis
    Connie Moore
    William Gothmann
    Brian Benton
    Joan Churchill
    Mike Bender
    Rick Weinberg
    Billy Crafton
    Gary Matushak
    Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
    James Sloan
    Jonathan Dillard
    John Funk
    Tom Bilcze
    Ronald Piroli
    Dave Roll
    Brian Hafner
    Misha LeBlanc
    Ari Messinger
    David Gratke
    Todd Groesbeck
    Wally Estrella
    Sue Reinert
    John Leko
    Stephen Granata
    Phillip Mueller
    Robert Lackey
    Dominic Carol
    Jacqi McCulloch
    John Hickman
    Carl Presseault
    David Neves
    Patty Louise
    Terry Fitzgerald
    Peter Steinmetz
    Timothy Fitzpatrick
    Michael Liszewski
    Hank O’Donnell
    David Zanoni
    David Weil
    Matthew Sponseller
    Chad Reno
    Spartan Dale
    Carolyn Ferguson
    Peggy Littlefield
    Lauren Allansmith
    Eric Burns
    Thomas Pearl
    Darrin McKibben
    Richard Stewart
    Dave Fletcher
    Jack Smith
    Luke Parkinson
    Ryan Patterson
    Cyrus Farivar
    Music You've been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new track available NOW, and a new album dropping very soon AND Jason's first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen! 

    • 34 min
    Best of Pedalshift 099: Bicycle Tour Food

    Best of Pedalshift 099: Bicycle Tour Food

    Eating while bike touring is one of the most fun parts of the adventure. On this episode of the pod, we feature tips and ideas on bicycle tour food whether you cook or not!
    Originally podcast November 30, 2017.

    • 33 min
    The Missing Link - Part 5

    The Missing Link - Part 5

    This part covers the last challenge of the trip - cycling to LAX! Starting from the El Segundo, winding my way to my airport hotel, plus the next morning's complete ride to Terminal 1. Can we call LAX a truly bikeable airport? The Missing Link - Part 5 Go check out FOTS and Pedalshift Society member Greg Braithwaite's videos of HIS CA tour over at Bike Vids on YouTube... I'm going to give this more of a shout out next week, but my insanely busy week shouldn't prevent you from checking them out. Hoping to get Greg on the show soon!
     
    Quick programming note... next week we hit a best of that tracks back to 2017, and then we've got a wrap-up takeaways episode for the Missing Link. Then we're going to travel completely across the country and test out some cross-borough riding in New York City before returning to the studio for some topical shows as we gear up for summer...
     
    Statistics New airports cycled to - 1
    Times mistaken as a Los Angelean - 1
    Cost of premium lounge admittance - 30
    Amount of complementary food and drink imbibed at said lounge - solid 50 bucks
    Flats - 0
     
    Pedalshift Society As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer's upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there's one-shot and annual options if you're not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.
    Kimberly Wilson
    Caleb Jenkinson
    Cameron Lien
    Andrew MacGregor
    Michael Hart
    Keith Nagel
    Brock Dittus
    Thomas Skadow
    Marco Lo
    Terrance Manson
    Harry Telgadas
    Chris Barron
    Mark Van Raam
    Brad Hipwell
    Mr. T
    Nathan Poulton
    Stephen Dickerson
    Vince LoGreco
    Cody Floerchinger
    Tom Benenati
    Greg Braithwaite
    Sandy Pizzio
    Jeff Muster
    Seth Pollack
    Joseph Quinn
    Drue Porter
    Byron Paterson
    Joachim Raber
    Ray Jackson
    Jeff Frey
    Kenny Mikey
    Lisa Hart
    John Denkler
    Steve Hankel
    Miguel Quinones
    Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
    Keith Spangler
    Greg Towner
    Dan Gebhart, RIP
    Jody Dzuranin
    Lucas Barwick
    Michael Baker
    Brian Bechtol
    Reinhart Bigl
    Greg Middlemis
    Connie Moore
    William Gothmann
    Brian Benton
    Joan Churchill
    Mike Bender
    Rick Weinberg
    Billy Crafton
    Gary Matushak
    Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
    James Sloan
    Jonathan Dillard
    John Funk
    Tom Bilcze
    Ronald Piroli
    Dave Roll
    Brian Hafner
    Misha LeBlanc
    Ari Messinger
    David Gratke
    Todd Groesbeck
    Wally Estrella
    Sue Reinert
    John Leko
    Stephen Granata
    Phillip Mueller
    Robert Lackey
    Dominic Carol
    Jacqi McCulloch
    John Hickman
    Carl Presseault
    David Neves
    Patty Louise
    Terry Fitzgerald
    Peter Steinmetz
    Timothy Fitzpatrick
    Michael Liszewski
    Hank O’Donnell
    David Zanoni
    David Weil
    Matthew Sponseller
    Chad Reno
    Spartan Dale
    Carolyn Ferguson
    Peggy Littlefield
    Lauren Allansmith
    Eric Burns
    Thomas Pearl
    Darrin McKibben
    Richard Stewart
    Dave Fletcher
    Jack Smith
    Luke Parkinson
    Ryan Patterson
    Cyrus Farivar
    Music You've been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new track available NOW, and a new album dropping very soon AND Jason's first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen! 

    • 31 min
    283: The Missing Link - Part 4

    283: The Missing Link - Part 4

    This part covers some zero day observations and riding a newly repaired Brompton from downtown Los Angeles to Venice and Redondo Beach, circling back to my airport hotel. A bit of a tour reset, but great adventures in bicycle touring LA County!
    Go check out FOTS and Pedalshift Society member Greg Braithwaite's videos of HIS CA tour over at Bike Vids on YouTube... I'm going to give this more of a shout out next week, but my insanely busy week shouldn't prevent you from checking them out. Hoping to get Greg on the show soon!
     
    Quick programming note... next week we wrap the journal up for this trip, then we hit a best of that tracks back to 2017, and then we've got a wrap-up takeaways episode for the Missing Link. Then we're going to take a break from tour journals for a few episodes since I haven't had time to tour! If you've got ideas on what you'd like me to cover, shoot em my way!
     
    Statistics  
    New tires 1
    Miles biked 35
    Fish tacos eaten 3
    Beach towns cycled through 6
    Flats 0

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Lucas Müller ,

Approachable and engaging bike touring podcast

Tim does a great job of making a one man podcast interesting and engaging. I love his tour diaries where he shares from the road. He also provides great insight into touring in general, from routes and route planning, to gear and repair. I started listening to this last summer after a friend recommended it. I was preparing for my first bike tour (of the Oregon coast, which Tim often rides) and it was invaluable information to making an undertaking that felt very daunting much more approachable. My wife and I completed the coast and had a blast. I would say this podcast is the Oregon coast of bike touring pods.

NY Roll ,

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Please keep reading the names of the contributors. It gives the podcast a small comfortable feeling. That and I like hearing my name read.

DJ Kindlings ,

Love this podcast

Tim should change his last name from Mooney to Money, because he is on point. Truest enjoy listening to him talk his way through a ride, explaining gear or even planning a trip. Ride your ride Sir, and I will listen.

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