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The Pedalshift Project 006: The Border to Border Tour from San Diego

On this episode…a wrap up of the border to border tour from sunny San Diego, connections with listeners, plus an interview with a few of the people I biked with.

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Hey, download episode 006 directly.

The Journal

  • Tour wrap up and thoughts
  • The Fish Taco Challenge
  • My bike has a name: Sequoia sempervirens
  • Tour Journals podcast – for a day by day look at the tour
  • Mini tour in NH has been scuttled – I hope to do a cabin tour soon, perhaps an Amtrak aided one with the folder to shake things up.
  • Do not break your ribs or clavicle. I understand it sucks.


  • Episode 004 followup… Scott Morgan (@scottmacs) mentioned his first bike was a modified mountain bike with a rack.
  • Joe Bruce (@joebruce) listened in on the show and iis going to be doing the border to border tour soon
  • Brock Dittus (@brockmon/@sprocketpodcast) would have rocked some Dandy Warhols accompanying vocals with me downhill in the rain a few weeks back in Oregon
  • And many, many more… thank you for all the favorites and follows the past month plus!

The Lab

MVPs of the tour:

  • Schwalbe tires – no flats!
  • Arm coolers – I used Pearl Izumi, but there are other brands.
  • New Trent battery + dynamo hub
  • Apple: iPhone 5, 11” Macbook Air and iPad mini with retina screen
  • Google Maps bicycling routes (except…)

The Interview

Tim and Hugo
Tim and Hugo

Hugo is at

Kristian and his sweet touring ride.

Kristian is at

Don’t forget special guest Zoe and tour favorite the pedaling yeti… looking very relaxed here post-tour near LA during some rest days:


Subscribe + Connect

Hey, The Pedalshift Project is on iTunes (we’ve even been featured in the Outdoors section already!) but if you like you can use your favorite aggregator (like iCatcher on your iPhone for instance), with old timey RSS. Email me at – I’d love to bring more voices to the show!


The Pedalshift Project theme is America courtesy of Jason Kent off his debut album. Check out his band Sunfields‘ new release, Habitat, including this track, wherever cool music resides:


  1. JohnnyK says:

    Oh I love this podcast. I really enjoy the idea that you are interviewing other cycle-tourist along the way. This is so great. I can’t wait for the 007 episode.

    • Tim Mooney says:

      Thanks JohnnyK! The show is finding its voice so I’m glad it’s working for you! I really liked how the tour companion interviews went and hope to have more in future episodes (if only because it means I must tour more!). Thanks for listening!

  2. Andy Brunner says:

    Hey Tim,
    We (wife and I) just listened to 006 & 007 and thoroughly enjoyed them both. We were laughing out Loud several times, really enjoy the great insight you and your guests bring out regarding touring. Keep up the interviews, really cool.
    We have yet to start any tours, getting a few more light weight camping supplies and then we’ll start small and local. And we really thought the warm showers points were interesting, we’re on the fence for most of the same reasons you bring up. But, we are taking our 2 cattle dogs on all our tours/ trips so that alone will challenge where we stay. A lot of people and places aren’t dog friendly. But it’s non negotiable so we’ll just have to see how it goes.

    • Tim Mooney says:

      The dogs will be a lot of fun to bring along. I’m sure it will reduce your options for lodging, but you can always plan ahead and create options for yourself! 24 hour local tours are the perfect launching point!

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