The Pedalshift Project 030: The Mysterious bicycle tour and flipping bicycle pumps

Mysterious James checks in on his South American adventure, plus how to flip bicycle pumps from presta to schraeder and more connections than you can shake said bike pump at…

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Amtrak trainIt’s official…
Roll on service is officially official between Chicago and DC!

Amtrak press release (PDF)

Cycle Oregon rerouted

First time in tour history, due to Oregon wildfires. More from Bike Portland.

The Journal

Mysterious James South America tour update

SPOT updates and messages (nice to get those but a bunch didn’t go through since)
WhatsApp checkin from Salinas, Equador on Saturday and then at the foot of Chimborazo Tuesday
Some gorgeous images from Eduador:

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Gear Talk

Bicycle pumps

Going back and forth from Presta to Schrader:


New listener Ross checks in

James Hardy’s Amtrak Express success story (original post on Amtrak Express)

FOTS Scott Mcalister Morgan with #statesivebikedin…


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, a video for Ghost!


  1. Darren Alff says:

    I’ve spent about 5+ months in South America, but it’s a part of the world I really want to go back to and see more of – especially on my bicycle. I hope to get to Columbia and Argentina sometime soon. Those are the two countries I want to go cycle touring in the most.

    • Tim Mooney says:

      I think MJ may finally make an appearance on the show after this adventure. He just did a SPOT checkin today from Huascaran… epic trip! Are you hitting South America next tour or is it up in the air?

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