Pedalshift 050: Post bike tour care

The Pedalshift Project 050: Post bike tour care

We talk a lot on this show about how to plan and enjoy a bicycle tour… but what about post bike tour care? On this golden anniversary episode of the Pedalshift Project, I chat about some of the things I (usually) do after a bike tour to keep my ride in tip top shape (plus the consequences I had not doing that this time). Also,  it’s episode number fifty! Howboutthat!?

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The Journal

The Pedalshift Project at 50

  • I learn more every time I ride and I learn a lot from others
  • Pedalshift continues to evolve and be about inspiration as much as information
  • So many resources out there, I feel very honored to have you choose my little corner of the Internets!

A look ahead to riding the PGH end of the GAP

  • I have a fun opportunity this week to do some exploration of the Pittsburgh side of the GAP this week while in town.
  • Hope to do some preliminary work on a potential Pedalshift Guide to the GAP which I’d love to get out by the fall.
  • PS The Pedalshift Guide to the C&O will be updated soon with a ton of additional information,
    Goals this week:
  • finding some helpful tips for handling the tricky nav of Pittsburgh
  • Get out to Homestead or beyond to get pics and a review of the first campground
  • Interested in hearing more about the GAP? Check out Pedalshift Project 021 from last year’s ride. If you’re interested there’s also Pedalshift Tour Journals Vol. 2: DC – PGH with multiple daily podcasts chronicling my ride in 2015. You can get that at Pedalshift Plus!

Gear Talk: Post bike tour care

  • Wash the bike (take a look at my bike cleaning tips)
  • Lube the chain
  • Check for damage
  • Tighten and locktite the rack bolts
  • Take the bike to your favorite LBS if things are a little too wonky…

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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‘ album, Habitat, wherever cool music resides.  I heard Jason’s new album in January and it is AWESOME. More info when that drops this spring!