The Pedalshift Project 008: Story Time

On this episode

We’re trying something new: retelling my favorite bike touring story.

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The Journal

This month, The Pedalshift Project is an all-journal version, focusing on my favorite bike touring story… The Sweater. Interested in more of this kind of podcast? Or did you miss The Lab too much this month? Let me know what you think…

Oh, and if you want to read the original version of this, it appeared over at my other blog Uncommonly Silly in a post called If You Want to Destroy My Sweater. I know. Weezer. I mention that too.

Because I must, here’s the sweater:

The sweater
The sweater.

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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:

Music featured in The Sweater by Perception_of_music, used under license.

Dopey tech note: if you use the great podcast app Overcast and have smart speed on, it totally and irrevocably messes with the musical interludes and transitions. Turn em off for the best experience….


  1. JohnnyK says:

    I loved the story! I have lost stuff on my bike rides and I know exactly how this feels. I have never had anyone go and get what I had lost but I have had them offer something of theirs to replace what I lost. I think most cyclist are the finest people generally speaking. Very down to earth decent people at least that is been mostly my experience. So yeah I don’t mind you telling stories like this at all.

    • Tim Mooney says:

      Totally agree… I think there’s a lot of paying it forward and communal good will amongst bike tourists Johnny. I think a lot of the storytelling I do going forward will touch on that theme. Thanks for listening!

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