The Pedalshift Project 304: Empire State Trail – Day 5 – Part 2

Day 5 was supposed to be the chill easy day… no long miles, no massive rain storms. Or at least that’s what I thought. A special holiday week in the US deserves a holiday two-parter for our fifth day of the Empire State Trail. This is Part 2 – Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The Pedalshift Project 304: Empire State Trail - Day 5 - Part 2

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Empire State Trail – Day 5

Programming note… we have a fantastic best of next week featuring a chat with Frank Moritz on his original Eastern Express route he built five years ago that is now a full fledged Adventure Cycling Association route (the Eastern Express Connector). A week or so ago they gave him a shout out on their Twitter feed, so I thought it’s a good time to revisit our conversation… check that out next week.
ALSO… I’m looking for audience participation for this year’s Pedalshift End of the Year Holiday Spectacular awards program. This year we have a listener’s choice for best episode – email your choice of any episode from 269-306 before Midnight eastern time December 25th –!
The wet phone situation from Day 4 makes for some less than stellar audio at times here and there… all still listenable but if you think it sounds like I’m talking inside a wet paper bag sometimes, it is not just you.


Miles Biked – 63.5
Maximum Grade 5.4%
Max speed 24.9mph!
Calories burned 2467
Calories consumed like 4000
Loose exotic bird encounters 1
Flats 0

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