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The Pedalshift Project 041: Bike touring lessons with Mysterious James

A chat about our bike touring lessons learned with Mysterious James. MJ returns for the “bourbon soaked” after hours dance party (most of those things were not a part of the podcast) where we chat about our bike touring lessons and experiences. If you missed part 1, go check that out… Mysterious James and I started bike touring together, but he’s taken it to a whole new level with trips to the remote corners of western Canada, Alaska, the Great Divide, South America and more.

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The Interview: MJ and bike touring lessons learned

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Mysterious James on one of our first tours in Oregon
  • Part one of the interview on global bike touring
  • MJ’s “bio” at
  • Santiago’s bike district (!)
  • Memories of small places on big tours
  • How long is your limit for touring? Expectations.
  • Mongolia vs. Norway for 2016?
  • First time tourers in Patagonia
  • The accessibility of bike touring
  • The age demographics of bike touring?
  • Working from the road
  • Internet connectivity in South America
  • Using a GPS with no maps in South America
  • Power saving MJ mode
  • Connected vs. disconnected touring
  • Dynohub vs. extra batteries
  • Sun and heat are our enemies
  • Touring your lineage
  • Should vs. want to tours in North America
  • US Bicycle Routes + NYS/PA bicycle routes


The Pedalshift Project theme is America courtesy of Jason Kent off his self-titled solo album. Check out his band Sunfields‘ album, Habitat, wherever cool music resides.  I just heard Jason’s new album and it is AWESOME. More info when that drops this spring!