Can a 501c3 Advocate for Impeachment of a Federal Office Holder?

My piece on 501(c)(3)s and impeachment was published in Nonprofit Quarterly today… first para:

On September 24, 2019, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, prompting a national debate some 501c3s may wish to join. While the IRS gives no direct guidance on what 501c3 public charities can do or say to support or oppose impeachment, there are related laws that speak to possible risks.

Read more at Nonprofit Quarterly!

Useless sidebar… I strongly prefer using parenthesis when describing entities from the tax code (i.e. “501(c)(3)s” not 501c3s) but I recognize this is a hard-G/soft-G GIF argument I will never win. Just wanted to be clear NQ uses the non-parenthesis style, which is totally fine even though it makes me cringe a little inside. That said, I’m grateful they chose to publish my article because it was timely and quasi-interesting in my mind. Like I said… useless sidebar.

The Pedalshift Project 179: Bike Touring With Baby on Board

The Dittus family (aka #dirtbagfamily2019) grew by one recently, and there was no way they weren’t taking him on an adventure before too long. Tag along and learn all about  bike touring with baby on board!


bike touring with baby on board

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The Journal: Bike Touring with Baby on Board

On this episode we chat with Adele and Brock Dittus, whom you’ve heard on the show before! This is the adventurousy outdoorsy couple that have let us learn all about their past bike tours. You may also know Brock from back episodes of The Sprocket Podcast where he’s the current producer and host emeritus.
 
But here’s the thing… they had a son recently! And that kind of changed a lot of things, but they didn’t let it stop them from slapping a helmet on him and taking him out on a super bikey adventure. I think this is a trip that will get you parental types stoked to get your kids to join you on tour. Tons of great advice from Adele and Brock on this one!
 
 
Pics of the #dirtbagfamily2019 plus a pic of Brock you cannot unsee:
 





 

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 like this spring’s DC to Cincinnatti bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Stuart Buchan
Mr. T
Roxy Arning
Nathan Pulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Paul Culbertson
Scott Culbertson
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields’ latest album may be their best yet. Go get it.

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The Pedalshift Project 178: Cold Soaking and Bike Touring AMA (Live)

We close out summer with a cold soaking demo, revel in the success of cold brew coffee prep on a bike, plus take your bike touring questions. Recorded live August 30, 2019.


The Pedalshift Project 178: Cold Soaking and Bike Touring AMA (Live)

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The Lab: Bike Touring Cold Soaking

My cold brew filter

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 like this spring’s DC to Cincinnatti bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Stuart Buchan
Mr. T
Roxy Arning
Nathan Pulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Paul Culbertson
Scott Culbertson
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Their latest album may be their best yet. Go get it.

Join Pedalshift Society

Consulting

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Best of Pedalshift 071: Bicycle Touring India with Guthrie Straw

An interview with Sprocket Podcast and Pedal Dream’s Guthrie Straw on his adventures bicycle touring India, plus his thoughts on adventures in his native Eastern Oregon and keeping your touring bike secure in the land of sunshine and bunnies™, Portland, Oregon. Original podcast February 23, 2017.

Best of Pedalshift 071: Bicycle Touring India with Guthrie Straw

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The Pedalshift Project 177: Sweltering Summer on the C&O – Part 2

This is the second of two parts on my tour of the C&O during the hottest and muggiest stretch of the summer of 2019. Check out the packing episode in Pedalshift 175 for the ride preview and Pedalshift 176 for part 1.


The Pedalshift Project 177- Sweltering Summer on the C&O – Part 2

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Tour Journals Vol. 16: Sweltering Summer on the C&O

Statistics: Day 2 and 3(ish)

Miles biked 62
Rain drops felt 0
Thunderstorms dodged 1
Staircases climbed 1
Trains trained 1
Flats 0
Mechanicals 0

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 like this spring’s DC to Cincinnatti bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Stuart Buchan
Mr. T
Roxy Arning
Nathan Pulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Paul Culbertson
Scott Culbertson
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Their latest album may be their best yet. Go get it.

Join Pedalshift Society

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The Pedalshift Project 176: Sweltering Summer on the C&O – Part 1

The first of two parts on my tour of the C&O during the hottest and muggiest stretch of the summer of 2019. Check out the packing episode in Pedalshift 175 for the ride preview and come back next week for the thrilling conclusion!


The Pedalshift Project 176: Sweltering Summer on the C&O - Part 1

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Housekeeping

Pedalshift Live

Be sure to join the show live August 30, 9pm ET! Topics TBA, but we’ll do an AMA so bring your questions or shoot them my way via social or email!

Next week – part 2
Week after – best  of with FOTS Guthrie Straw
Week after – live show replay
Have a great interview in the works with a familiar voice coming up too!
 

Tour Journals Vol. 16: Sweltering Summer on the C&O

Statistics: Day 0 and 1

Miles trained – 150ish
Tree-based train delays – 1
Miles biked – 62
Spider webs to the face – 19 (give or take)
Night rides – 1
Campsites – 2
Beers – 1
Outdoor showers – 1

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 like this spring’s DC to Cincinnatti bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Stuart Buchan
Mr. T
Roxy Arning
Nathan Pulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Paul Culbertson
Scott Culbertson
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Their latest album may be their best yet. Go get it.

Join Pedalshift Society

Consulting

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The Pedalshift Project 175: Packing for a C&O Bike Tour

Trying out something new… follow along as I pack for my upcoming C&O  bike tour! Let’s put it this way… I need to get more organized. And where IS that fan!?!


The Pedalshift Project 175: Packing for a C&O Bike Tour

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Housekeeping

Pedalshift Live

Be sure to join the show live August 30, 9pm ET! Topics TBA, but we’ll do an AMA so bring your questions or shoot them my way via social or email!

The Journal: Packing for a C&O Bike Tour

Not much in the way of notes for this one, but here’s the pack list!
 
Pannier 1
Camp clothes
Three underwear
Three socks
Two shirts
Bathing suit
Flip flops
Rain jacket
Headlamp
Coffee
Grinder
PB jar
Spork
Water bladder
 
Toptube bag
Multitool 
Bike tools
Bike lights
 
Pannier 2
Tent
 
Drybag
Sleep kit
Meds
Ear plugs
Fan/Batteries
 
Frame bag
snacks
Batteries
Cables
 
On bike
Water bottles
 
Backpack
ice pack
sandwiches

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 like this spring’s DC to Cincinnatti bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Stuart Buchan
Todd Stutz
Mr. T
Roxy Arning
Nathan Pulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Paul Culbertson
Scott Culbertson
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Their latest album may be their best yet. Go get it.

Join Pedalshift Society

Consulting

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The Pedalshift Project 174: Bicycle Touring Etiquette

We all want to do the right thing, hopefully, and within any community there’s an unwritten code of conduct for proper behavior so we can all get along. On this episode, we cover some of those rules of bicycle touring etiquette!


The Pedalshift Project 174: Bicycle Touring Etiquette

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Housekeeping

Next tour

I’ll be through-riding the C&O next week! Pedalshift Society folks, look for an email with the new bonus pod feed!

Pedalshift Live

Be sure to join the show live August 30, 9pm ET! Topics TBA, but we’ll do an AMA so bring your questions or shoot them my way via social or email!

The Journal: Bicycle Touring Etiquette

Thanks to a listener for this recommendation… I’ve managed to lose the email or message from social media that has it

Camping

  • Watch your spacing
  • For shared campsites, saying hello and asking if it’s cool to camp there
  • Assess your neighbor’s desire to chat and respect it
  • Don’t brag about your exploits – it’s a bad look
  • Be open with information that can help others, but don’t force opinions and suggestions on people
  • Share stuff if you have extra
  • Respect quiet hours
  • Respect late sleepers as you take off

Leave no trace

  • Think ahead – reduce the amount of packaging and garbage before you roll
  • Always have a garbage bag – doesn’t matter what it is
  • Pack all garbage out and even take some that’s not yours
  • If there are no bathroom facilities learn backcountry techniques (cat hole, etc.) and please respect water bodies.

Speed + Passing

  • Some trails have a speed limit – respect that, particularly in more crowded areas
  • Many trails and some laws require bells for passing – know before you go
  • Use bells or call “on your left” boldly but (please!) in a friendly way
  • Do it every time even if you’re frustrated that the runners are wearing headphones and don’t hear you!
  • It’s so easy to get frustrated, but remember we’re sharing the trails with others
  • Avoid lecturing other trail users, especially if you’re a visitor

Be cool

Respect boundaries with people you meet and other tourists.
Watch your consumption.
You’re an ambassador… act like one!

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 like this spring’s DC to Cincinnatti bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Stuart Buchan
Todd Stutz
Mr. T
Roxy Arning
Nathan Pulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Paul Culbertson
Scott Culbertson
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Their latest album may be their best yet. Go get it.

Join Pedalshift Society

Consulting

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Back!

Long story short, the site got hacked years ago and I was simply too lazy to reformulate the RSS feeds to route all of my work back here. But now we’re back. For the moment the bulk of the work is over at Pedalshift, but you never know what the next project will be. Hell I might even write something original here as I’m wont to do from time to time.