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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

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

230: Scouting a New Bike Touring Route

1/21/2021
A new year, a new bike route! On this episode, we hit the road and scout out a new bike touring route to see if it looks as good in person and it does on the screen. Scouting a new bike touring route Pedalshift 228 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...

Duration:00:30:54

Best of Pedalshift 126: The Katy Trail

1/14/2021
After sitting with it a few weeks since my return from bicycling the Katy Trail, I shared my thoughts on everything about the ride… the heat, the rain, the trail surface, and much more. Where does the Katy Trail stand up to other tour routes in the US? I have some thoughts on that! Originally podcast June 28, 2018.

Duration:00:33:15

229: 2020 End-of-the-Year Holiday Spectacular

12/31/2020
On this episode, we continue a tradition like no other, a futile attempt to review the year in podcast form. And since no amount of fictional podcast elves or award shows can possibly out-2020 this year, we have special guests and friends of the show Brock Dittus and Aaron Flores of the Sprocket Podcast to help make sense of this year and the year to come. Pedalshift 2020 End-of-the-Year Holiday Spectacular Pedalshift Society As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout...

Duration:00:52:31

228: My Bike Tour Planning Process

12/24/2020
It's the end of the season, but that doesn't mean we can't dream up new tours. In this edition, I open up my thought process and planning technique for a brand new tour I'm thinking about next year. Once upon a time Snake Plissken escaped from NY... my next tour turns the tables! More tour wishcasting - Escape to NY A potential spring 2021 tour to scratch a few itches A bit of tour planning in lieu of touring Some insight into how I come up with new tours How I start Come up with...

Duration:00:36:34

227: One Last Time on the C&O in 2020

12/17/2020
I tried to make the last tour of 2020 a sufferfest, but it turns out one last time on the C&O for the year was pretty festive. It's the final tour journal for a very oddball year! The Journal: One Last Time on the C&O for 2020 No shownotes, no stats, just me yammering away for 40 minutes on a bike tour. In other words, the usual!

Duration:00:45:21

226: Exploring eBike Touring

12/10/2020
Every time I come across an eBike I wonder if you go touring on something like that? On this episode, I chat about my research on the topic! Gear Talk: Exploring eBike Touring First - I'm far from an expert on this. This picqued my interest in the spring of 2019 when I was riding the DC to Cinci route and I got SMOKED on the Ohio to Erie trail by a Mennonite kid on an ebike. You can cover some serious mileage with one of those! But can you tour? Second - Is this "cheating"? No. Is it...

Duration:00:30:50

Best of Pedalshift 112: Olympic Peninsula Brompton Tour – Part 2

12/3/2020
In the second of a two-parter, my trusty Brompton and I continue our transit-aided bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Astoria, Oregon. This week features a more-challenging-than-expected short mileage day, a visit to Kurt Cobain’s riverfront hangout, and a long bridge serving as a finish line. Originally podcast March 29, 2018.

Duration:00:45:17

Best of Pedalshift 111: Olympic Peninsula Brompton Tour - Part 1

11/26/2020
In the first of a two-parter, join me and my trusty Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and wrapping things up in Astoria, Oregon. Part one features the machinations of getting from DC to a tent in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains (if there were, y’know… sun) and the first very soggy day of riding. Originally podcast March 22, 2018.

Duration:00:35:25

225: Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike

11/19/2020
Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike Housekeeping: Hey, people listen to this thing!? I'm told the last 30 days we ranked in a bunch of cool countries: Position 9 in the category Places & Travel (New Zealand) Position 12 in the category Places & Travel (Finland) Position 14 in the category Places & Travel (Slovenia) Position 18 in the category Places & Travel (Philippines) Position 18 in the category Places & Travel (France) Slovenia, if you recall, had us number 4 about 100...

Duration:00:26:26

224: Winter Bike Tour Planning

11/12/2020
Time is opening up a little bit for me for the next couple of months so I'm spending some time winter bike tour planning, one locally and exploring if there is a safe and responsible way to get a warm-weather location ride in January or February. The Journal: Winter Bike Tour Planning All Weather Ride? I might seek out cruddy weather. Last week's best of reminded me of how much I like foul weather camping Maybe wouldn't focus on miles, but more on finding good techniques for staying...

Duration:00:23:44

Best of Pedalshift 060: Fall bike touring and planning for winter

11/5/2020
Fall bike touring is my favorite kind of touring… just hopping on a bike, hearing the crunch of the leaves under the tires and enjoying the cool temperatures inside a warm tent. This episode I chat about my 2016 mini-tours on the C&O plus ideas for winter rides I still may tackle! Originally podcast October 14, 2016.

Duration:00:28:53

223: Bike Tour Packing Strategies

10/29/2020
You've got our bike, you know where you're going... the next biggest thing is what to bring and how to pack it! On this edition of the pod, my top five strategies for packing for a bike tour. Top-5 bike tour packing strategies 1 - You really want waterproof storage* 2 - Bike touring life is about balance 3 - Luxury item vs. too many clothes 4 - Pack for your trip, not someone else's 5 - Do not wing it, make a list *unless you don't Pedalshift Society As always we...

Duration:00:18:45

222: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 2

10/22/2020
My three day weekend tour was about to be washed out by the remnants of yet another hurricane rolling through the area. And since the C&O isn't exactly the best trail in a soaker, it was a good idea to reverse course and head back to my cabin. But would the tropical gusher wipe me out or would my "special" river crossing be impossible to traverse? Filling in the Blanks on the C&O That sure is a nice looking bridge. Wish I could remember where it was... Photos Check out Pedalshift on...

Duration:00:42:08

221: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 1

10/15/2020
They say you only live once and some people shorten that up to YOLO, turn that into a verb and make questionable decisions. Sometimes that's a pathway to adventure. And sometimes, it's a convenient excuse to do things you aren't supposed to. On my first day to complete a full ride of the C&O this year, I YOLO'd more than I typically YOLO. Filling in the Blanks on the C&O A very nice view of the Potomac River from 2011. One could say it's relevant to this episode: Photos Check out...

Duration:00:44:09

Best of Pedalshift 115: Women Who Dare with Kerry Gross

10/8/2020
Kerry Gross wanted more stories of inspiring women. So, she decided to ride her bike from California to Maine in search of women who inspire others. Now she brings those stories to us via the Women Who Dare podcast, the story of Kerry’s 5,700-mile bike ride and the interviews with these remarkable women. Originally podcast April 26, 2018.

Duration:00:25:06