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!?
Hey it’s the direct download link: The Pedalshift Project 050: Post bike tour care (mp3)
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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!