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The Pedalshift Project 251: Meal and Snack Planning Strategies

I used to do it all wrong, now I do it better. On this episode, comparing how I used to handle snack and meal planning on bike tour, and how I do it better now.


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Snack and Meal Planning

 

Oregon Coast ride

About a week
Many towns, never a day without resupply options
But many long stretches with nothing
 

The old way

Buy a lot of snacks in advance
Have several meals on me
Have little to no space and very full bags at the beginning of the tour
Despite having “meals” on me, carrying at least one or two of them the ENTIRE length of the trip because I eat in the towns or grab better/fresher grocery items in the towns
Make fun of myself for the smashed boxes of mac and cheese I discover in my panniers when I unpack later
 

The modified way

No pre-purchasing
Buying what looks good in the first town rather than buying something I think I’ll want in advance
Being realistic about cooking – I’ll do it, just not as often as I want/think
Knowing where resupply options are before campsites is big – can carry a lot less over the miles, and carry the meals for a shorter duration
Frozen peas trick
 

What do I tend to like?

Coffee – probably going to do pour-over (less stuff to bring)
Pop-tarts – great calorie to weight ratio, excellent for breakfast or snacks
Nuts – a savory option
Cheese – stays ok without chilling for a few days
50/50 water and sports drink – grape is the only flavor
Sugary caffeinated drinks for hills and second half of days – don’t underestimate the need for simple carbs when cycling, if that helps you
Big sandwiches – Subway footlong keeps pretty well
Occasionally, chips/crisps to mix things up and Snickers
 

Beer?

I don’t like drinking until the end of my riding day – YMMV
I’ll often get beer at the last town’s store and keep it cold with some frozen food item
 

Vegetables?

I love me a bagged salad mix for dinner.
Easy to prepare, can eat out of the bag
Vegetables are very helpful to eat on the road to mix in with all the junk calories we often eat!
 

Eating out

I’ll frequently grab lunch “out”
I’ll usually do dinner with freshly purchased food from grocery stores, with some exceptions

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 summer’s upcoming 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
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
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, RIP
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
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields has a new album available NOW, AND Jason has a new solo album coming this year, AND his first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 250: The Green Goblin Retirement Tour

For the sestercentennial edition of the pod, it’s the summer 2021 tour reveal: the Green Goblin retires its west coast life with one last time on the Oregon coast. Learn all about it right here!


The Pedalshift Project 250: The Green Goblin Retirement Tour

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Summer Tour 2021 Revealed: The Green Goblin Oregon Coast Retirement Tour

 
After 3 weeks back on the east coast, I’m ready to go back to Oregon to do the Oregon Coast with my trusty vintage touring bike… the Green Goblin.
 
And it’s probably the last time it’s doing the Oregon coast after several rides through the years, living in Portland. It’s time to come to the east coast, wear black socks with shorts, play shuffleboard in the humidity and get mounted in a place of honor at the cabin. No, really, seroiusly thinking about doing that. Like on a wall or something.
 

The trip

Basic Oregon coast ride, with a border run. This is the classic ride that I’ve CRAVED all through COVID. Tillamook to the border and then…
 

The curveball

A new way to conclude the trip! Following the border run in Brookings, I discovered there is a (kludgy) 3-part bus ride from Brookings to Medford. From there I’ll fly home.
 
Fly?
 
Yes, fly! Alaska Airlines has an excellent bike flying policy
One of the reasons for the Goblin’s retirement is there’s less of a reason to keep a bike in Portland, particularly one that seems to need extra maintenance between trips
ALSO! I finally bit the bullet on FOTS Maggie Lonergan’s suggestion of the super cool Ground Effect Dogsbody bike bag, out of New Zealand (shouts to my Kiwi listeners!)
Allows me to carry a bike bag, scrounge for some rando cardboard in Medford and roll right to the airport. And maybe roll home too (although that will be a little late)
Being able to ride to and from an airport has always been a bit of a missing link and this bag is making this ride easier than scrounging/begging for a bike box in Medford with a few hours to spare.
 

Details!

Fully loaded ride
Bringing both panniers and two dry bags in my trusty duffel
Duffel and bike bag placement is TBD, depending on the rest of my gear. May be in one pannier each.
Going very limited on clothing this trip…. relying heavily on wool and puffy vest. Probably going with just the rain jacket and crossing my fingers on rain pants. TBD depending on weather forecasts.
Hey I have a new ALPS Zephyr 2 tent! First trip for it… kind of excited for it/
New “warm weather” down bag rated to 41 degrees, which is rectangular, not mummy… should be excellent.
All Oregon state park campsites. May consider wild camping one night (TBD) to avoid one particular site, but honestly being the worst of a great series of campsites doesn’t mean it’s a must skip. Also… shower.
 

Anything new?

A few things, but not a lot. I’m more interested to see if the route is getting any use… seemed very light traffic by bikes in CA last month.
Found a few new breweries to hit
Mostly this is a nostalgia run… probably the last tour, very likely the last west coast tour, for the Goblin.
 

Podcast?

Society folks, I’m going to be doing an exclusive dispatch for you – details to come. Want to get that bonus episode? Sign up for the Pedalshift Society by July 24th… that is the Saturday after this episode drops, so get on it!
Pod will be covering this tour basically the remainder of the summer after next week’s show and the best of in August.

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 summer’s upcoming 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
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
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, RIP
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
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields has a new album available NOW, AND Jason has a new solo album coming this year, AND his first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 249: Solo Touring Women and How to be an Ally

A chat with Sylva Florence, an experienced bicycle tourist and author of many things (including her blog The Sylva Lining) on touring as a solo woman, how people who want to be allies to solo women touring can do that without being creepy, and some of her favorite adventures.


The Pedalshift Project 249: Solo Touring Women and How to be an Ally

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Sylva Florence and Solo Touring

Check out Sylva at The Sylva Lining and definitely read her post, Me Myself and My Tent for her tips on solo touring for women (but I also think those tips are good for everyone!)

The Pedalshift Project 249: Solo Touring Women and How to be an Ally

Next episode – 250!

A SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT. (I am all caps excited)

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 summer’s upcoming 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
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
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, RIP
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
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields has a new album available NOW, AND Jason has a new solo album coming this year, AND his first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

The post The Pedalshift Project 249: Solo Touring Women and How to be an Ally appeared first on Pedalshift.

The Pedalshift Project 248: Microcamper Takeaways and Bicycling Highway 1

Back from my west coast adventure with 6 takeaways on the microcamper, including how I can see using it for bike touring and how bike touring helped me handle some of the things this trip threw at me. PLUS… a bonus unedited ride with me on California Highway 1!


The Pedalshift Project 248: Microcamper Takeaways and Bicycling Highway 1

Hey it’s the direct download link for  The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited (mp3).

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Microcamper Takeaways

1 – Comfort
MVP – the fans
 
2 – Storage
So much storage, if packed right.
 
3 – Privacy
Window covers worked great. A little too great.
 
4 – Any car issues?
Turns out, you need coolant in your car
Caught a flat before it happened.
Otherwise… flawless, considering the punishment we put it under.
 
5 – The Brompton did a little inside/outside game
 
6 – Changes and I’d make?
A little more backseat flexibility… designing a platform that transforms?
Modular or foldable mattress
 
Final tally:
8994 miles!
19 states!
 
Microcamper Route 2021
 
Am I keeping the Lacrosse?
<sigh> Yes. For now.
 

Bicycling California Highway 1

This summer on Pedalshift

A new and very fun interview with Sylva Florence
A SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT for episode 250!
And much, much more.
 

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 summer’s upcoming 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
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
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, RIP
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
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields has a new album available NOW, AND Jason has a new solo album coming this year, AND his first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

The post The Pedalshift Project 248: Microcamper Takeaways and Bicycling Highway 1 appeared first on Pedalshift.

The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited

The Brompton is an amazing bike and people are constantly coming up with new hacks that will benefit touring. On this episode, I cover five new things I’ve been seeing. PLUS… Mysterious James and me reunite!


The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited

Hey it’s the direct download link for  The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited (mp3).

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Have some bike touring or overnight stories to share? Send your pics, audio or a quick tweet – all welcome. Email the show at pedalshift@pedalshift.net or call the lightly-used Pedalshift voicemail line at (202) 930-1109

Brompton Touring Revisited: Hacks and More

 
Omniwheels
 
 
 
 
3D Printing: Game Changer
 
Luggage mount on toptube!
 
Springs that stop your clamps from spinning
 
Schlumpf High Speed Drive
 
Similar to my ATS… tap the button with your heel and you just doubled (ish) your gear range. Been using it a lot on this trip with the variability of flats vs. hiiiiiilllllllls
 
Warning: some Brompton folks are really weird about the weight of these. Yes, they’re heavier but maybe a couple hundred grams? Seriously, if you’re touring you know that’s nothing but I wanted to acknowledge the “controversy”
 
Quick release pedals
 
There are a bunch of these but FOTS and Sprocket co-host Aaron Flores made me pedal-envious when he detached his.
 
Front rack over luggage block?
 
 
 

Mysterious James!

 
Mysterious James!
 
 

This summer on Pedalshift

 
Brock Dittus returns in next week’s Best Of, and look for a future brand new episode soon!
A new and very fun interview with Sylva Florence
A SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT for episode 250!
And much, much more.
 

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 summer’s upcoming 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
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
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, RIP
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
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields has a new album available NOW, AND Jason has a new solo album coming this year, AND his first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

The post The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited appeared first on Pedalshift.

The Pedalshift Project 246: Exploring the Avenue of the Giants by Brompton

Hey, I’m on the road! And I got the great privilege to explore the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California’s redwood country by Brompton. Listen as I take you along for the ride!


The Pedalshift Project 246: Exploring the Avenue of the Giants by Brompton

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Have some bike touring or overnight stories to share? Send your pics, audio or a quick tweet – all welcome. Email the show at pedalshift@pedalshift.net or call the lightly-used Pedalshift voicemail line at (202) 930-1109

Exploring the Avenue of the Giants by Brompton
















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 summer’s upcoming 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
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
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, RIP
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
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields has a new album available NOW, AND Jason has a new solo album coming this year, AND his first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 245: Caleb and Marilyn Living by Bike

A chat with Caleb Werntz, a filmmaker who has overcome homelessness by learning to live on a bicycle for eight years of epic tours alongside a calico cat named Marilyn. We talk challenges, COVID and Marilyn’s origin story.


The Pedalshift Project 245: Caleb and Marilyn Living by Bike

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The Interview: Caleb and Marilyn Living by Bike

Caleb Werntz is a filmmaker who has overcome homelessness by learning to live on a bicycle. He’s joined on his epic tours by a calico cat named Marilyn, who have collectively ridden over 6,000 miles in the last eight years.
 
They are preparing for another major tour this summer where Marilyn will take the captain’s chair and Caleb will create video and book content to inspire others to pursue their dreams.
 
The Pedalshift Project 245: Caleb and Marilyn Living by Bike
 
What’s your earliest memories being on a bike?
 
How did you get started with long distance travel by bike?
 
How did you and Marilyn end up together?
 
How do you secure her on the bike when you’re rolling?
 
Last time I ran into a guy traveling with a cat by bike, he let the cat roam pretty freely in camp… same for you?
 
What’s the reaction like on the road? Anyone negative about it? How do you handle that?
 
What was the biggest challenge for you traveling during COVID? What are you looking forward to most as we round the corner out of it?
 
What’s next for you?

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