The Pedalshift Project 018: A campfire chat on Simple Touring by bike

Listen in on a campfire chat about simple touring by bike on location at Marble Quarry campground on the C+O towpath. Hear the crickets and frogs chirping… the occasional owl hooting… sip on a beverage of your liking (maybe something strong?) from your cup. It’s the closest thing to actually being there.

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The Interview


Special thanks to Nathan Clevenger from @simpletouring (read his blog) for the ride and the chat by the campfire!


Images from the Ride

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The Pedalshift Project theme is America courtesy of Jason Kent off his self-titled solo album. Check out his band Sunfields‘ new release, Habitat, wherever cool music resides. And hey, new video for Ghost!


  1. JohnnyK says:

    Wow I felt like I was right there next to the fire with you guys. What a cool episode. Yeah I have not yet figured out how to be away from the house for more than a 2 or 3 days without Debbie as far as riding a tour goes. I am still trying to convince her to try a recumbent which may be easier on her back but no luck yet.
    Just so you know not all parts of the US has water fountains everywhere. Usually between Cities there is nothing but fields here in the south. Many of our trails don’t have much but dirt and gravel on them. I find it interesting that you guys can just take off for a month or 2 especially with the cost of things these days. Anyway Tim as always your podcast is such an inspiration my friend Godspeed.

    • Tim Mooney says:

      Good to know about the south – MJ mentioned water issues when riding the Natchez Trace. I can’t speak for Nathan but I have a lot of job flexibility that allows me to work from the road, plus I can rent my place out for additional income while away. I’m definitely fortunate to have that flexibility and I hope some of my “tricks” might be helpful for other readers/listeners too!

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