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The Pedalshift Project 194: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Part 1

2/13/2020
Central Florida has a thousand personalities. Sure, we all know the theme parks, and the big cities of Tampa and Orlando, but there are also huge swaths of barely developed pastures, orange groves, irrigation canals and lakes to catch a cyclists' eye while pedaling the miles away. A lot of people come to Florida to escape the chill of winter and return with stories and surprises. Me? I went to go fly the Millennium Falcon, but that's another story. After that? I rode across Florida. This is...

Duration:00:48:58

Best of Pedalshift 104: Winter touring bike maintenance

2/6/2020
You might not be riding through snow and ice, but winter is a time to take stock of your bicycle’s condition for future tours. On this episode of the pod, winter touring bike maintenance, including care after icy rides and some tips on keeping your drivetrain clean and happy during the harshest season! Originally podcast January 18, 2018.

Duration:00:18:25

The Pedalshift Project 193: The Kessel Run Florida Bike Tour Preview

1/30/2020
The first Pedalshift tour of 2020 is nearly upon us! Whether you believe in The Force or prefer a trusty blaster at your side, this tour starts with a decidedly Star Wars nerdy beginning, but cycles through a Central Florida familiar to some, but not all. Meditate with me young padewans as we mostly not talk about Star Wars stuff, and focus all on my upcoming bike tour of Central Florida! Previewing the Kessel Run: A Bike Tour of Central Florida GREAT feedback on the month of MJ! I think...

Duration:00:55:23

The Pedalshift Project 192: Bicycle Tour Route Full House

1/23/2020
The month of MJ concludes like all good trilogies must... with a bang! No Ewoks in part three, but rather a game of Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Route Poker! Each of us chooses five bike tour routes for our "hand," and then you get to choose who collected the best set. Bicycle Tour Route Full House with MJ Rules in a nutshell... each person picks once per round. We pick a "card" representing a bike touring route until we end up with a full house hand of 5 touring routes - 3 Adventure Cycling...

Duration:00:33:52

The Pedalshift Project 191: The Pedalshift 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft

1/16/2020
The month of MJ continues with 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. The Pedalshift 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft Rules in a nutshell... each person picks once per round. We pick an element of bike touring gear. The other person is no longer able to...

Duration:01:01:06

The Pedalshift Project 190: A Decade of Bike Touring with Mysterious James

1/9/2020
Happy New Year! January 2020 is very special because we bring you something long denied to you. More Mysterious James. We realized we've been doing this bike touring thing for an entire decade, so we talk about our thoughts on a decade of touring, lessons learned and thoughts on the future. The Interview: A Decade of Bike Touring with MJ If you’re here, you wanted to know what or who Mysterious James aka MJ is. Here’s the deal: – MJ is an enigma wrapped in a riddle dropped in a box of...

Duration:00:53:17

Best of Pedalshift 072: Chasing 70 Degrees by Bicycle

1/2/2020
You have a year and you want to ensure you have nice weather the whole time. How about a year-long North American bike tour chasing 70°F average highs? On this episode, we find a way! Originally podcast March 2, 2017. Chasing 70 degrees by bicycle http://us-climate.blogspot.com/2015/10/70f-road-trip.html?m=1 Jan is a very leisurely existence in south Texas June gets a fast forward Lows are a problem during areas of elevation This is a hypothetical thought experiment more than a...

Duration:00:10:42

The Pedalshift Project 189: The 44th Annual Award Show Holiday Spectacular

12/26/2019
The 44th annual holiday annual award show spectacular fetaures awards to the best of The Pedalshift Project in 2019. Who will win the Orange Pedal™ for best tour, best bar/meetup, and much more? Happy new year and see you in 2020! Live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles California it’s the 44th Annual Pedalshift Holiday End-of-the-Year Spectacular Award Show! 44th Annual Pedalshift Holiday End-of-the-Year Spectacular Award Show Guest of the year Maggie Lonergan for Bikerafting Episode...

Duration:00:09:47

The Pedalshift Project 188: Grocery Store Strategies on Bike Tour

12/19/2019
Almost everywhere, the cheapest bet to stay fed on bicycle tour is a town's grocery store. On this episode, I cover my grocery store strategies on bike tour... from prep to pedaling off with panniers full of treats to chow on later! Hey, I'm presenting at the National Bike Summit's Active Transportation Leadership Retreat in March. National Bike Summit is the biggest collection of bike advocates and it happens in DC. This will be the first time I'm lawyering it up in the bike advocacy...

Duration:00:26:38

The Pedalshift Project 187: Bicycle Touring NY and the First Tour of 2020 (Live)

12/12/2019
Once again, and for the final time in 2019, we are live baby live for a Pedalshift Project! In this session, we revisit bicycle touring New York state, unveil my very first tour of 2020, and answer your questions AMA style! Originally streamed live December 7, 2019. Hey, I'm presenting at the National Bike Summit's Active Transportation Leadership Retreat in March. National Bike Summit is the biggest collection of bike advocates and it happens in DC. This will be the first time I'm...

Duration:00:53:27

Best of Pedalshift 064: Keeping Hands & Feet Warm on Bike Tour

12/5/2019
December means (for a lot of us) one thing: friggin cold hands and feet. On this best of the podcast, let’s see if we can find some ways for keeping hands and feet warm on bike tour, and maybe even your chilly commutes! Also, a listener-recommended winter tour for a warmer overall ride! Originally podcast December 8, 2016.

Duration:00:19:07

The Pedalshift Project 186: Thanks Bicycle Touring 2019

11/28/2019
Gather round the virtual campfire where fellow listeners and bike tourists join together to give all their reasons to say, thanks bicycle touring! Pedalshift Live Coming in December... Saturday 12/7 3pm EST! New tour reveal, revisiting cycling WNY and an AMA! See you in March! I'll be presenting at the 2020 National Bike Summit! Details to come, but looking to do a meetup if listeners will be in DC. Thanks Bicycle Touring Hi Tim, this is Vince Greco from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. I...

Duration:00:20:20

The Pedalshift Project 185: Emergency Fixes

11/21/2019
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. Pedalshift Live Coming in December... Saturday 12/7 3pm EST! What are you thankful for? The annual Thanksgiving show drops in a few weeks and there's still time to get your input into the show. What are YOU thankful about in the realm of bike touring? Call the Pedalshift voicemail and add your voice to things... take a minute and tell everyone what...

Duration:00:23:33

The Pedalshift Project 184: Documenting and Sharing Your Bicycle Tour

11/14/2019
So you're heading out on bike tour and want to document it for yourself, friends, family and more? On this episode: tips on sharing your bike tour with the world! Pedalshift Live Coming in December... Saturday 12/7 3pm EST! What are you thankful for? The annual Thanksgiving show drops in a few weeks and there's still time to get your input into the show. What are YOU thankful about in the realm of bike touring? Call the Pedalshift voicemail and add your voice to things... take a minute...

Duration:00:50:42

The Pedalshift Project 183: Touring With Dogs, Revisited

11/7/2019
Ever think about hitting the road with your canine companion? Pedal with the pooch? I got out on the C&O a couple of times in the last month with Belle Starr and wanted to share some of my newer takes on bicycle touring with dogs. Pedalshift Live Coming in December... Saturday 12/7 3pm EST! pedalshift.net/live What are you thankful for? The annual Thanksgiving show drops in a few weeks and there's still time to get your input into the show. What are YOU thankful about in the realm of...

Duration:00:28:39

Best of Pedalshift 012: Surfing Bike Tours & Pedaling Pugs

10/31/2019
A special two-segment best-of featuring one of the best "bike touring, and..." combos plus my favorite bike touring story about a very missed pug who didn't exactly take to bike touring. Original podcast January 22, 2015.

Duration:00:12:32

The Pedalshift Project 182: Facing Your Fears on Bike Tour

10/24/2019
Annalisa and Erik from Miles of Portraits return to talk about their next adventure and facing your fears on bicycle tour. Pedalshift Live is coming in December... what works best? Friday night 12/6 or Saturday afternoon 12/7? Go take the poll here, or at pedalshift.net/live or on FB and weigh in. I'll announce the date within the next few weeks. The annual Thanksgiving show drops on actual Thanksgiving this year (American Thanksgiving at least, sorry Canada). I wanted to do a refresh of...

Duration:00:36:13

The Pedalshift Project 181: Tips on Fall Riding

10/17/2019
On this week's show, we're transitioning into fall in many parts of the world, so we're covering tips on riding and touring during fall weather. Pedalshift Live is coming in December... what works best? Friday night 12/6 or Saturday afternoon 12/7? Go take the poll at pedalshift.net/live or on FB and weigh in. I'll announce the date within the next few weeks. The annual Thanksgiving show drops on actual Thanksgiving this year (American Thanksgiving at least, sorry Canada). I wanted to do...

Duration:00:27:19

The Pedalshift Project 180: S24Os for the Busy Bike Camper

10/10/2019
Fall means a lot of riding on the C&O, but lately I find I don't have the time for a big through ride. So what's a time-strapped bicycle tourist to do? On this episode we revisit S24Os - a great way to get some adventure when life, work, family, whatever prevents a longer trip. This is another in-the-field recording of my thoughts on S24Os while ON an S24O. Super meta, and it has the accompanying wind and other soundscapes added on. If you like this, stick around because in a couple of...

Duration:00:45:51

Best of Pedalshift 068: Basic Skills You Should Have on Bike Tour

10/3/2019
What are some of the basic skills you should have on bike tour? On this best of Pedalshift, I cover four things I recommend you know before you roll. Originally podcast January 25, 2017.

Duration:00:16:11