The Pedalshift Project 207: June 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft

Six months since the defeat of Mysterious James in the inaugural Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Draft, we sweeten the pot with 3 new contestants from a certain show podcasting from The Land of Sunshine and Bunnies™ to vie for my title belt! 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 Project 207: June 2020 Bicycle Touring Draft

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Thanks for the positive feedback on last week’s best of. I reached out to Jasmine prior to the release and she’s doing well and still playing her violin. If you’ve listened to this show for any period of time you probably know I’ve been a proponent of more diversity in bicycle touring. It goes without saying black lives matter and this podcast will do better in lifting those voices up.
I wanted to mention this all before this episode because the tone is, well, lighthearted. And with everything going on lately I don’t want it to come off as out of touch. That said, we could all use a little light-hearted banter… so… welcome to the second bicycle touring draft!
But before we dive in a quick bit of housekeeping…
Check out the brand new podcast by Warmshowers called Bike Life! It’s bike touring stories told through the lens of Warmshowers guests and hosts and I’m on the latest episode entitled Shrinking the World by Bike. A lot of fun and I think the pod’s worth a listen!
 I’ll be tackling the western part of the C&O starting this week and the next Pedalshift Tour Journal is Western C&O Loop! More to come starting next week.

The Pedalshift June 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 pick it! After 7 rounds we argue who has the better draft and YOU get to judge the winner!

The Draft results

June Draft
Winner will be determined by fancy RANKED CHOICE VOTING, a super cool and superior way to vote. Click here to rank your top 4 (just drag and drop the names in order) and the winner is crowned! We’ll tally results at midnight on July 1st.

Again… you have the rest of June eastern time to vote… who has the better tour setup?


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

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