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The Pedalshift Project: Bicycle Touring Podcast

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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 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.

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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.

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@pedalshift

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Episodes

245: Caleb and Marilyn Living by Bike

6/10/2021
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 and Marilyn Living by Bike Caleb Werntz is a filmmaker who has overcome homelessness by learning to live on a bicycle. He’s joined on his epic tours by a calico cat named Marilyn, who have collectively ridden over 6,000 miles in the last eight...

Duration:00:25:49

Best of Pedalshift 140: Doing Laundry on Bike Tour

6/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:19:19

244: Preventing Theft on Your Bike Tour

5/27/2021
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 my prior episode on locks (Pedalshift 066) This is also on my mind as I get ready to roll on the microcamper adventure. Look for a full review of how that works out in early July. Things to think about: Bike theft in camp at a hotel or other...

Duration:00:29:53

243: Exploring Assateague by Bike

5/20/2021
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 bike infrastructure too. Can we bike all the way to the beach? (I mean, I guess the thumbnail gives it away..) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Check out pics and map over at the shownotes: pedalshift.net/243! Pedalshift Society As always we like to close out the show with...

Duration:00:32:16

Best of Pedalshift 139: Dealing with Loose Dogs on Tour

5/13/2021
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. Originally podcast October 18, 2018.

Duration:00:19:25

242: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience

5/6/2021
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 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcSkL04eK0c

Duration:00:56:24

241: The Microcamper Project - Part 2

4/29/2021
Can a person (me) who is barely competent with tools build out a very strangely shaped 4-door sedan ("it's not a sedan... it's a LACROSSE!!") into a comfortable sleeping pod slash microcamper? Join me on a journey into good intentions, lack of patience, mostly level and somewhat square woodworking , and the birth of a micorcamper built for bike touring. Probably. Maybe. The Microcamper Project pedalshift.net/241 And oh hey... Live show! 4/30 fri 9pm ET! Topics and more TBA but I'm sure a...

Duration:01:18:01

The Pedalshift Project 240: The Microcamper Project - Part 1

4/22/2021
Needs (really, wants) meet opportunity for a new project that scratches an itch and might have bike touring utility: welcome to the Pedalshift microcamper build! On this episode, I cover the background on the project, how it relates to bike touring, and more. The Microcamper Project What prompted this? Ok, ok so back up here... how is this being used again? So, um bike touring angle? What's the plan? How the hell is this going to work? I have ideas and you are doing this...

Duration:00:33:06

239: Paw Paw Tunnel Bypass - Part 3

4/15/2021
Part three on my two day trip from Hancock, MD to Paw Paw, WV and back focuses on the return trip and the little surprise that started it off. Pedalshift Tour Journals: Paw Paw Tunnel Bypass - Part 3 A little background... the NPS is closing the tunnel... for real this time... to complete a massive descaling project on the downstream side of the Paw Paw tunnel. That means when it's closed, the only way to continue on the towpath is to go up and over the mountain the tunnel goes through. I...

Duration:00:37:16

238: Paw Paw Tunnel Bypass - Part 2

4/8/2021
The second of three parts on my two day trip from Hancock, MD to Paw Paw, WV and back, highlighting the Paw Paw Tunnel bypass trail. Part 2 focuses on how I handled the frigid night at camp and then the bypass trail itself, plus a fun discovery on the other side.

Duration:00:36:13

Best of Pedalshift 135: Lessons from the TransAmerica Trail

4/1/2021
Pedalshift Beginners Series alum James Rosenberg checks in after his epic and successful 2018 ride across the United States on the TransAmerica Trail. We cover his favorite experiences, best and worst gear choices, and much more. Originally podcast September 13, 2018.

Duration:00:43:55

237: Paw Paw Tunnel Bypass - Part 1

3/25/2021
Part one on my two day trip from Hancock, MD to Paw Paw, WV and back, highlighting the Paw Paw Tunnel bypass trail. Housekeeping Reminder... new music! Brock Dittus - Most Important Thing Sunfields new album Late Bloomers available now Pedalshift Tour Journals: Paw Paw Tunnel Bypass - Part 1 A little background... the NPS is closing the tunnel... for real this time... to complete a massive descaling project on the downstream side of the Paw Paw tunnel. That means when it's closed, the...

Duration:00:43:12

236: Route Scouting IV - A New Route

3/18/2021
The thrilling conclusion to our series scouting Pennsylvania Route S for a future tour! On this episode, we cover the section between Morgantown, PA and... well that would be telling. Housekeeping Reminder... new music! Brock Dittus - Most Important Thing Sunfields new album Late Bloomers available now Scouting Pennsylvania bike route S Pedalshift 228 Pedalshift 230 Pedalshift 234 Pedalshift 235 Source: PA DOT

Duration:00:32:33

235: Route Scouting III - Revenge of South Central PA

3/11/2021
Continuing scouting Pennsylvania Route S for a future tour! On this episode, the third edition of four, we cover the section of south central PA between York and Morgantown. Housekeeping Reminder... new music! Brock Dittus - Most Important Thing Sunfields new album Late Bloomers drops 3/12 and the first track - Got Some (But it Ain't Enough) is available now... Scouting Pennsylvania bike route S Pedalshift 228 Pedalshift 230 Pedalshift 234 Click the map for the PDF... then click on...

Duration:00:28:16

Best of Pedalshift 128: Must-Carry Tools for Your Next Adventure

3/4/2021
If you’re going on a bike adventure, you’re usually confronted with a situation that requires a fix or an adjustment. On this episode of the Best of Pedalshift we explore tools you must bring, what you should bring, and maybe a few things you haven’t thought about. Originally podcast July 19, 2018.

Duration:00:29:13

234: Route Scouting II: Attack of PA Route S

2/25/2021
Hey, it's still winter... so with snow on the ground and actual touring on hiatus for at least a few more weeks, why don't we continue scouting Pennsylvania Route S? On this episode, the second edition for four, we hit the road and scout the second day of the ride to New York between Chambersburg and York. Housekeeping Hey, new music! Brock Dittus - Most Important Thing Sunfields new album Late Bloomers drops 3/12 and the first track - Got Some (But it Ain't Enough) is available...

Duration:00:50:00

233: Rando Pannier Full of Followups and More

2/18/2021
You know how a few days into a tour you have a pannier full of rando things in no particular order? Welcome to the 233rd edition of the pod, then! Odds and ends, followups and a Black History Month recommendation with a bike touring twist! The All Rando Pannier Episode Odds and ends on my mind, inbcluding follow ups and a suggestion for some Black History month learning with a bike touring twist. Followup on closures and detours Hey, Whites Ferry has a chance after all! New owner of the...

Duration:00:28:28

232: Handling Bike Route Detours & Closures

2/11/2021
Detours and closures are a part of bike touring, but how do you handle it? On this edition, five things to think about on how to handle bike route detours and closures without losing your cool. Handling Bike Route Detours & Closures closed and both sides of the river are digging in washed out again 1 - Attitude Routes are not sacrosanct. They are also subject to evolution, so don't go into any tour with the feeling that it's ruined if you can't roll every single inch the way it's been...

Duration:00:26:43

Best of Pedalshift 081: Bikepacking Adventures

2/4/2021
It only took 81 episodes to finally talk about bikepacking on Pedalshift… better late than never, right? On this best of 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 trying to come in first. Originally podcast May 25, 2017.

Duration:00:30:55

231: Exploring Bikepacking in 2021

1/28/2021
I'll admit, I've been bikepacking curious for awhile. As my touring continues to expand and evolve I'm thinking more about bikepacking options for 2021 and I thought I'd share the process on the pod. Join me, won't you? Exploring bikepacking options Evolving gear - what is touring and what is bikepacking? Does it matter?Expanding gear to suit tours bestSlimmer profileLess gear for low or no camping touringMore trails and gravel (hi WV!) Option 1 - modify what I have fork cages + dry bags...

Duration:00:32:56