The Pedalshift Project 314: Florida 2023 – Takeaways

My annual winter ride in Florida is in the books, and I have a lot of thoughts… ten, in fact! But the last one is by far my biggest takeaway from a tour in a long time, so stick around for that one!

The Pedalshift Project 314: Florida 2023 - Takeaways

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Florida 2023 – Takeaways

1 – I really love this ride, but I want to ride the Cross Florida Trail next year
2 – I also really like integrating cycling with my Disney World visits, so I hope to do that in addition to that ride.
3 – Touring on Brompton means you have to clean parts regularly and avoid touching some parts altogether.
4 – I’m still not fully satisfied with my Brompton touring setup, but I’m also finding it’s pretty good as is.
5 – Florida is not a terrible bicycling state, except where it is.
6 – When faced with headwinds, lower your expectations and go with (well, against) the flow.
7 – Bring all the tools you need, yes even that $1 crescent wrench.
8 – I prefer clothing coverage over sunscreen when I can.
9 – You don’t need to carry thousands of calories of food with you when you’re within a few miles of civilization.
10 – I finally have a name for what happens to me during bike tours… it’s called edema and it’s the body holding onto water for days because of the stress the body undergoes during rides. Turns out, I’m probably not getting enough electrolytes, especially sodium.

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