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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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English


Episodes

Best of Pedalshift 079: The Origins of the Eastern Express Connector

12/1/2022
Adventure Cycling Association's Eastern Express Connector was developed by the legendary Frank Moritz as an alternative eastern spur for the Trans Am route, starting in DC. It includes the C&O, the GAP and Katy trails, bypassing some of the more challenging (in a not so good way) portions of the original Trans Am. In this best of, we chat with Frank right around the launch and get an idea on what it takes to make a new bike touring route! Originally podcast May 11, 2017.

Duration:00:28:08

304: Empire State Trail - Day 5 - Part 2

11/24/2022
Day 5 was supposed to be the chill easy day... no long miles, no massive rain storms. Or at least that's what I thought. A special holiday week in the US deserves a holiday two-parter for our fifth day of the Empire State Trail. This is Part 2 - Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Programming note... we have a fantastic best of next week featuring a chat with Frank Moritz on his original Eastern Express route he built five years ago that is now a full fledged Adventure Cycling Association route...

Duration:00:36:27

303: Empire State Trail - Day 5 - Part 1

11/17/2022
Day 5 was supposed to be the chill easy day... no long miles, no massive rain storms. Or at least that's what I thought. A special holiday week in the US deserves a holiday two-parter for our fifth day of the Empire State Trail. See you Thanksgiving Day for part 2! Empire State Trail - Day 5 Statistics Coming next week!

Duration:00:33:19

302: Empire State Trail - Day 4

11/10/2022
Day 4 suggested to be a true test of wills on the Empire State Trail. Not only was this a longer-than-usual mileage day through central New York, but heavy rains made for a race to Syracuse and beyond. Would I need to rely on a fast forward, or could I bang out the miles to my hotel oasis on the other side? Empire State Trail - Day 4 Statistics Miles biked 72.8 Skunks 1 Skunk sprayings 0 "My Dude"s yelled at oblivious operator of a motor vehicle 2 Slices of pizza eaten at the...

Duration:00:45:27

Best of Pedalshift 191: The First Pedalshift Bike Touring Draft

11/3/2022
A throwback to pre-COVID times with one of the pods from the month of MJ - 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 person now cannot choose, and then you get to choose who wins. Originally podcast January 16, 2020.

Duration:00:55:52

301: Empire State Trail - Day 3

10/27/2022
After a rejuvenating zero day with family, it was back to the Empire State Trail for Day 3, which represented the transition between western and central New York. A short day to start, but the short day gets made longer by an unexpected and unwelcome barrier... Empire State Trail - Day 3 Statistics Miles biked 49.2 Wegmans visited 1 Bridges blocked 1 Detour miles added 6.2 Melty ice creams consumed 1 Beers had... bit of an upset... zero! Flats 0 Photos all on Instagram!

Duration:00:48:01

300: Empire State Trail - Day 2

10/20/2022
On a special anniversary episode of the pod, we continue our ride east on the Empire State Trail with a shorter day 2 from Brockport to Webster. But will a surprising tire problem scuttle my plans when we've barely started? Happy 300th episode to the pod! We won't dwell on it too much but check out the shownotes if you can't decipher the thumbnail's homage to another 300th from days past... Also, happy 600th to The Sprocket! A happy coincidence we celebrate milestone episodes in the same...

Duration:00:32:33

299: Empire State Trail - Day 1 - Part 2

10/13/2022
After the first part of the day gets me from the Buffalo airport to the Empire State Trail, it's a day of riding through old canal port towns before ending my day in Brockport. It's a trip across the great state of New York, and day 1 continues here... Empire State Trail Day 1 - Part 2 Statistics Empire State Trails begun - 1 Number of towns cycled through with "port" in the name - 5 Bagels eaten - 2 Height of decent from Lockport to the trail below - 70 feet Flats - 0 Pictures from...

Duration:00:33:15

Best of Pedalshift 185: Emergency Bike Tour Fixes

10/6/2022
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. Originally podcast November 21, 2019.

298: Empire State Trail - Day 1 - Part 1

9/29/2022
We kick off my biggest tour of the year with the travel to Buffalo, the escape from the airport and the winding roads leading to the Empire State Trail. It's a trip across the great state of New York, and it all starts here... Empire State Trail Day 1 - Part 1 Full Statistics for Day 1 coming in Part 2 Airports cycled out of - 1 Runways cycled under - 1 Flats - 0 Check Instagram and Facebook for images!

Duration:00:36:26

297: Empire State Trail Preview

9/23/2022
Previewing the epic 9-day, 520-plus mile bicycle touring journey from Buffalo to New York City, including all the pre-ride statistics, how this tour tracks my early years, details on how I’m traveling from the beginning and end of the tour , gear I’m bringing, my camping options and much, much more. Empire State Trail Preview Pre-Statistics 527.4 miles 9 days riding 1 zero day 1 low mileage day Average 58.6 mi/day Roofed lodging – 3 nights (4 with the zero) Paid camping – 1 Free...

Duration:00:38:35

296: Thanks a Million [LIVE]

9/15/2022
As we close out the summer, we gathered live for a live show celebrating the millionth download of The Pedalshift Project sharing what has the show meant to listeners! We'll also chat all things bicycle touring, so bring your questions for a big ol' Ask Me Anything. PLUS I'll reveal my summer to fall 2022 tour! Recorded live 9/11/2022. Thanks a Million Your podcast has provided me with the inspiration to not only get out on my bike but to bring the "ride your ride" mentality along with me....

Duration:00:50:11

295: Making Your Tent Stealthier

9/8/2022
Stealth camping is a great skill to develop and a fantastic option to have for emergencies or maybe even your main overnight plan on a bike tour. But what if your tent is so bright it can be seen from miles away? On this episode, we talk about what worked for my last tent and what I'm trying on my newer one. Before diving in, wanted to send condolences to Steve Wallis who many of you know from his great stealth camping YouTube channel Camping with Steve. A week or so ago he posted a video...

Duration:00:33:31

Best of Pedalshift 172: Bicycling Italy

9/1/2022
What’s it like bicycling in Italy? Are bikes even allowed in Venice? (spoiler: um, no). On this episode, Pedalshift "Goes Italian" with some thoughts on bicycling in Italy, even if it's just in a bunch of circles on top of a really old Italian walled city. Originally podcast July 25, 2019.

Duration:00:24:41

294: Minimalist Packing for a Credit Card Tour

8/25/2022
We talk a lot about pack lists for a traditional camping tour, with our panniers stuffed to the brim with tents, sleeping bags and stoves. But what about the non-campers and the minimalists who don't need to haul their shelter with them? On this episode we talk about must-carries for the inn-to-inn and credit card tourists! Housekeeping Haven't been on the bike because I'm playing caregiver at home, but a fun tour on the horizon Will announce that tour in a few weeks on the next...

Duration:00:28:49

293: A Summer Off the Bike

8/18/2022
This summer has been unusual compared to past summers... I haven't been on an actual honest to goodness bike tour yet! So what have I been doing? Would it surprise you to know all of it ends up having a fair amount to do with bike touring? Pedalshift Live - 9/11 8pm ET Haven't been on the bike because I'm playing caregiver at home, but a fun tour on the horizon Will announce that tour in a few weeks on the next Pedalshift LIVE Sunday Sept 11 at 8pm ET Celebrating 1 million downloads of...

Duration:00:26:52

292: Touring Bike Essentials

8/11/2022
I ride three different bikes for touring, and each one has plusses and minuses depending on what kind of ride I'm looking for. But if you're new to bike touring or looking for another bike, what should you be thinking about? On this episode, the things I look for in a touring bike! Housekeeping Haven't been on the bike because I'm playing caregiver at home, but a fun tour on the horizon Will announce that tour in a few weeks on the next Pedalshift LIVE Sunday Sept 11 at 8pm...

Duration:00:37:50

Best of Pedalshift 173: Stealth Camping Revisited

8/4/2022
Stealth camping is always a hot topic in bike touring, and Pedalshift 161 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 on how to find a good spot. Originally podcast August 8, 2019.

Duration:00:26:38

291: Remote Work on Bike Tour

7/28/2022
It used to be that a bike tour meant taking paid time off or quitting your job. Now that remote work is a reality for many of us, there's a new option. But is a bike tour while working remotely right for you? Remote Work on Bike Tour First, the cons The pros My experience I did this for my 2014 Pacific Coast tour. I was working a very modified part time schedule and largely doing it by participating in a handful of meetings on the side of the road (by phone) and doing some audio and...

Duration:00:26:43

290: Beginner Mistakes

7/21/2022
I used to do a beginners series on the show (and hope to do another again) but never did a whole show on "don't make the same mistake I did." So, on this episode... mistakes to avoid as a beginner! Beginner Mistakes Another Reddit-influenced episode! Having the wrong gear range for your ride My story about my first tour Underestimating elevation I live where it is flat. First overnight was on the Blue Ridge Parkway for 53 miles and 6,200 feet of elevation gain. Map showed...

Duration:00:28:58