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The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast

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Sometimes bad ideas go good, and good ideas go bad. And then there's the latest bonkers idea of a tour I had... a game of chance. In the first of two parts, let's see how random selection of route, direction and more makes for a tour. Where are
We just got done with a tour, but it's fall in my neck of the woods... so why not announce my Fall 2021 tour? On this episode I walk you up the mountain with Mookie and lay out how my next tour is really a big game of chance...   A 3 day ri
The Great American Rail-Trail, launched by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy nearly three years ago is a proposed network of nearly 4000 miles of off-road trails linking Washington, DC to the outskirts of Seattle, WA. Back in 2019, we chatted with Ke
The final day of the Goblin retirement tour featured a short ride, a three-bus journey from the coast to smokey, stormy and hot hot hot Medford for the flight home. A lot of moving parts... would I make all the connections? Plus... three big ta
Day 6 of the Green Goblin retirement tour was the final day of cycling the coast, maybe saving the best riding for last. But I have a history of mechanicals a few miles from the finish line... would that bad luck continue? Also: a campground ch
Day 5 of the Green Goblin retirement tour was a return to the tour that I had intended all along. But while my amateurish chain twisting fix was holding admirably, was my luck going to hold on long enough to complete the tour all on my fix? Day
Day 4 of the Green Goblin retirement tour meant the end of my extended stay in beautiful Newport. But would a snap decision that morning paired with my hack of a chain repair hold up for the ride south? Day 4 - Green Goblin Retirement Tour Newp
Last Monday we suddenly lost Belle Starr, who listeners may know was a dedicated and enthusiastic companion on more than a couple bike adventures. On this edition, we look back on her first big C&O ride. Originally podcast April 7, 2017.
Day 3 of the Green Goblin retirement tour was less touring and more waiting for the bike shop to open up. But would some fiddling with the chain produce... a miracle? Day 3 - Green Goblin Retirement Tour "Zero" mile day at South Beach SP near N
Day 2 of the Green Goblin retirement tour revealed a larger problem with the bike. I was supposed to make it to Newport and my favorite campsite on the entire coast. But would the bike get me there? Day 2 - Green Goblin Retirement Tour Woods, O
Day 1 of the Green Goblin's retirement tour of the Oregon coast kicked off with some weirdness... mechanical issues, a campsite drought and more. Would this carry through the rest of the trip? Day 1 - Green Goblin Retirement Tour Portland to Ti
A relevant thing for my latest 2021 tour and a question people ask me before every trip – are you riding your bike to or from the airport? On this episode… tips on how to do it! Originally podcast January 10, 2019.
I used to do it all wrong, now I do it better. On this episode, comparing how I used to handle snack and meal planning on bike tour, and how I do it better now. Snack and Meal Planning   Oregon Coast ride About a week Many towns, never a day
For the sestercentennial edition of the pod, it's the summer 2021 tour reveal: the Green Goblin retires its west coast life with one last time on the Oregon coast. Learn all about it right here! Summer Tour 2021 Revealed: The Green Goblin Orego
A chat with Sylva Florence, an experienced bicycle tourist and author of many things (including her blog The Sylva Lining) on touring as a solo woman, how people who want to be allies to solo women touring can do that without being creepy, and
Back from my west coast adventure with 6 takeaways on the microcamper, including how I can see using it for bike touring and how bike touring helped me handle some of the things this trip threw at me. PLUS... a bonus unedited ride with me on Ca
Friend of the show Brock Dittus chats about a past adventure, giving us all tips on how to fast forward your bike tour with mass transit! Originally podcast September 21, 2017.
The Brompton is an amazing bike and people are constantly coming up with new hacks that will benefit touring. On this episode, I cover five new things I've been seeing. PLUS... Mysterious James and me reunite! Brompton Touring Revisited: Hacks
Hey, I'm on the road! And I got the great privilege to explore the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California's redwood country by Brompton. Listen as I take you along for the ride! See pics and more at pedalshift.net/246!
A chat with Caleb Werntz, a filmmaker who has overcome homelessness by learning to live on a bicycle for eight years of epic tours alongside a calico cat named Marilyn. We talk challenges, COVID and Marilyn's origin story. The Interview: Caleb
You can’t escape the grime when you’re on a long trip, so on this episode of the Best of Pedalshift we cover many of the different ways to do laundry on bike tour. Originally podcast October 25, 2018.
Avoid catastrophe and think about preventing theft before your next bike tour. On this episode some thoughts and tips on keeping your bike and gear safe. Hat tip to listener Dimitri for the show idea... email me with episode ideas... Check out
Exploring Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague, VA by Brompton. I spent a few summers as a kid in this area, and even though it's grown up from a sleepy hidden gem into a more robust tourist destination, that comes with better b
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.
We are live baby live for the first live show of 2021... an update on the LACROSSE! plus summer touring and ask me anything! No real shownotes for this one, but if you want to check out the video (There are extras! Pug drama! More!) go to the Y
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