February 2015

Month: February 2015

My favorite touring bicycles, part 3: hack your ride into a touring bicycle

So you want to get into bicycle touring but don’t have a “touring bicycle?” Fret not. Yeah, sure, it’s the important gear you have on bike tour. But you don’t need something branded as a touring bike to go on a tour. Trust me. When I first started out, the only bike I had was a Marin mountain bike… with front suspension. I added [...]

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The Pedalshift Project 014: Epic bike tours and muddy slogs

On this episode we crack open The Journal to travel along with Brock and Adele on their 2012 bike tour from Oregon to Colorado, test out a couple of field microphones for proper bike touring podcast recording in The Lab, and enjoy the newest Pedalshift bike touring story about a muddy slog called It’s All Downhill From Here… http://traffic.libsyn.com/pedalshift/Pedalshift014.mp3 Hey it’s the [...]

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My favorite touring bicycles, part 2: the Surly Long Haul Trucker

Behold your touring bicycle. Probably the most important thing you have on bike tour. Hell, it’s in the very name. Tents, cooking gear, toolkits, panniers and other things certainly make life easier on the road, but it’s the bike that gets the glory. When I was looking to upgrade from my heavily modified (non-touring) bike| 1 |for the record, a Marin mountain [...]

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The Pedalshift Project 013: The New Woman bikes the world

A baker’s dozen in, we feature our first bit of bike touring history. Set your wayback machine over 100 years to the 1890s as we learn about the amazing Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, one of the pioneering women of bike touring. Next time you’re struggling in granny gear up a big climb think about what it would feel like on a 42 pound [...]

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