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The Pedalshift Project 225: Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike

A listener texted in and asked, “how do you keep your bike around year after year?” On this episode, my thoughts on keeping all parts of your bike in tip top shape so you can maximize extending the life of your touring bike!


The Pedalshift Project 225: Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike

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Housekeeping

We have a two-parter “Best Of” starting next week (Thanksgiving here in the US). It will be the Brompton tour of Washington State featuring foul weather and a big multi-part transit fast forward from Seattle to my start point on the other side of Puget Sound. Fun trip and worthy of two episodes! After that, we’ll have new  episodes through the end of the year!

Gear Talk: Extending the Life of Your Touring Bike

Got a text from a listener:

I wonder if you would at some point discuss your bike. You are unique in that you don’t push out content about buying the latest and greatest upgrades or technology. I’d like to know more about how you have gotten so many years out of your bike, including tips on maintenance and what the most important upgrades have been for your bike’s longevity.

Here’s how I approach extending the life of the bikes I own:

  • Brake Pads/Disc Brake Rotors and “Hardware”
  • Drivetrain
  • Cables
  • Rims
  • Bottom Bracket
  • Headset
  • Pedals
  • Hubs
  • Frame and Forks
  • Bottom Line: Cleaning

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 224: Winter Bike Tour Planning

Time is opening up a little bit for me for the next couple of months so I’m spending some time winter bike tour planning, one locally and exploring if there is a safe and responsible way to get a warm-weather location ride in January or February
 


The Pedalshift Project 224: Winter Bike Tour Planning

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The Journal: Winter Bike Tour Planning

All Weather Ride?

I might seek out cruddy weather.
Last week’s best of reminded me of how much I like foul weather camping
Maybe wouldn’t focus on miles, but more on finding good techniques for staying warm and dry on the trail
Lack of sunlight hours is a big factor as we’re now in standard time – gets dark about 5pm here
Local ride keeps me away from others so even as infections rise I’ll focus on staying self contained.
Far fewer riders on the trail, plus an emphasis on bad weather makes this a good bet
 

Cross-Florida 3: Sunshine State Loop

This is more aspiration than anything else – COVID responsibility may mean this stays on the shelf
Central FL coast is a long single day drive from my cabin
Would look at renting an Airbnb someplace with the family and sneaking off for a 3 day loop to Orlando and back
This is a wait and see idea more than a plan
Is it ok to travel that far?
Will the  news out of Pfizer about the vaccine pan out? When?
Our travel model would be similar to my touring model… focus on going place to place with gas station contact only
Riding would follow the same low to no contact model
I want to do this, but it might be a bridge too far for now
 

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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Best of Pedalshift 060: Fall bike touring and planning for winter

Fall bike touring is my favorite kind of touring… just hopping on a bike, hearing the crunch of the leaves under the tires and enjoying the cool temperatures inside a warm tent. This episode I chat about my 2016 mini-tours on the C&O plus ideas for winter rides I still may tackle! Originally podcast October 14, 2016.

Best of Pedalshift 060: Fall bike touring and planning for winter

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The Pedalshift Project 223: Bike Tour Packing Strategies

You’ve got our bike, you know where you’re going… the next biggest thing is what to bring and how to pack it! On this edition of the pod, my top five strategies for packing for a bike tour.


The Pedalshift Project 223: Bike Tour Packing Strategies 

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Top-5 bike tour packing strategies

1 – You really want waterproof storage*
 
2 – Bike touring life is about balance
 
3 – Luxury item vs. too many clothes
 
4 – Pack for your trip, not someone else’s
 
5 – Do not wing it, make a list
 
*unless you don’t

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 222: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour – Part 2

My three day weekend tour was about to be washed out by the remnants of yet another hurricane rolling through the area. And since the C&O isn’t exactly the best trail in a soaker, it was a good idea to reverse course and head back to my cabin. But would the tropical gusher wipe me out or would my “special” river crossing be impossible to traverse?


The Pedalshift Project 222: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 2
 

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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

Filling in the Blanks on the C&O

That sure is a nice looking bridge. Wish I could remember where it was…

Filling the Blanks C&O Tour: Part 2 - Beat the Rain

Photos

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Statistics

YOLOs 1
Miles biked 50
Bridges crossed 1
Bridges legally crossed LOOK! BEHIND YOU!
Burritos eaten 1
Hurricane remnants beat 1
Flats 0

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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Best of Pedalshift 115: Women Who Dare with Kerry Gross

Kerry Gross wanted more stories of inspiring women. So, she decided to ride her bike from California to Maine in search of women who inspire others. Now she brings those stories to us via the Women Who Dare podcast, the story of Kerry’s 5,700-mile bike ride and the interviews with these remarkable women. Originally podcast April 26, 2018.

Best of Pedalshift 115: Women Who Dare

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The Pedalshift Project 221: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour – Part 1

They say you only live once and some people shorten that up to YOLO, turn that into a verb and make questionable decisions. Sometimes that’s a pathway to adventure. And sometimes, it’s a convenient excuse to do things you aren’t supposed to. On my first day to complete a full ride of the C&O this year, I YOLO’d more than I typically YOLO.


The Pedalshift Project 221: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 1 

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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

Filling in the Blanks on the C&O

A very nice view of the Potomac River from 2011. One could say it’s relevant to this episode:

Photos

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Statistics

YOLOs 2
Miles biked 52
Feet climbed 721 (really?)
Bridges crossed 2
Bridges legally crossed Look, what really is a bridge? I mean technically a bridge is a state of mind, isn’t it?
Burritos purchased 3
Burritos eaten 1

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 220: Stealth Camp Scouting on the Delmarva Peninsula

A few weeks ago I set out to do some on-the-bike stealth camp scouting for a future tour of the Delmarva Peninsula. Is the eastern shore a good bet for some sneaky no-impact camping?


Pedalshift Project 220 Stealth Camp Scouting on the Delmarva Peninsula

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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

Image credit: rebelwithoutacar.com

Upcoming Bikey Events

Follow the Underground Railroad Ride… I’m in touch with the folks behind it and trying to get them on the show, but they are just about ready to roll so we might be checking in down the line. Do follow them on instagram for this ride of activism, adventure, protest, resistance and hope… We load a lot of things into that hope bucket for Black Americans these days, but one of those things for me is to see more representation in adventure cycling so I want to make sure you all are aware of this.
 

Scouting The Delmarva Peninsula

  • plenty of opportunities, not all of them great
  • further north may have more limited opportunity as a lot of the wooded areas are cleared for ag use
  • May be a good option for a mixed paid/stealth tour
  • Spring or fall would be best… lots of traffic and humidity in summer

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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The Pedalshift Project 219: Rebel Without a Car

A chat with Mary McGowan is the Rebel Without a Car. She’s a Delaware native now in South Carolina who went from a car-free bike commuter to bike tourist and has discovered a ton of adventure along the way.


The Pedalshift Project 219: Rebel Without a Car

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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

Image credit: rebelwithoutacar.com

Upcoming Bikey Events

Follow the Underground Railroad Ride… I’m in touch with the folks behind it and trying to get them on the show, but they are just about ready to roll so we might be checking in down the line. Do follow them on instagram for this ride of activism, adventure, protest, resistance and hope… We load a lot of things into that hope bucket for Black Americans these days, but one of those things for me is to see more representation in adventure cycling so I want to make sure you all are aware of this.
 

The Interview

 
Mary McGowan is the Rebel Without a Car. She’s a Delaware native now in South Carolina who went from bike commuter to bike tourist and has discovered a ton of adventure along the way. 
 
Quick sidebar… our audio gets a little garbled here and there but it’s a really fun conversation so stick with it and you’ll be rewarded like one of those long climbs that pay off with a view at the end. Check Mary out on Insta too.
 
You’re the Rebel Without a Car, which speaks to so many of us (even those of us who sheepishly have access to a vehicle). Do you feel like the Rebel Alliance is making some inroads on the Empire car culture?
 
What got you started in bike touring?
 
You’ve done some pretty great tours I’m jealous of. What was your favorite part about touring in Canada and is poutine in the top 5?
 
Your ACA North Lakes tour looked really interesting – my family on my mom’s side is from Michigan but despite that I never got to the Upper Peninsula yet. What’s it like cycling amongst the Yoopers?
 
Your most recent ride was up in Vermont, featuring our 2020 sidekick COVID. How did COVID impact your ride?

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
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
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

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Sunfields is back in the studio AND Jason’s first solo album is now streaming on Spotify, including America, the Pedalshift theme. Go listen!

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Best of Pedalshift 109: The Path Less Pedaled

Russ Roca joins the Pedalshift Project to talk about his work on The Path Less Pedaled and using photography, video and storytellng to advocate the joys of bicycle travel. Originally podcast March 1, 2018. Also be sure to check out our livestream over on Path Less Pedaled’s YouTube channel live at 8pm 9/16/20 or catch the replay anytime.

Best of Pedalshift 109: The Path Less Pedaled

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