The Pedalshift Project 107: Cross country adventures and working while on bike tour

Annalisa van den Burgh has crossed the country by bicycle twice and has started a new project called Work From Bike. We chat about working while on bike tour, her touring adventures, touring with Type 1 Diabetes and much more.

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The Pedalshift Project 107: Cross country adventures and working while on bike tour

Opening thoughts 

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The Interview – working while on bike tour and more

Annalisa van den Burgh
– Did the Northen Tier in 2008 with Teen Treks. Seattle to New York.
– Did the TransAm in 2017 – mix of solo and cycling with friends. Yorktown, VA to Seattle.
– Took pictures of the people I met in a project called 4000 Miles of Portraits.
– Her blog is called Work from Bike – it’s a blog and design studio on wheels
I’m sharing my journey and spreading awareness on the power of cycling after trauma.
She was a somewhat recent guest on The Sprocket Podcast

My question list…

I always love talking with people who’ve crossed the US by bike and you’ve done it twice, for different reasons. Can you tell us your origin story for bike touring?

In the article I read about you, I loved your use of the term trail family because I think it encapsulates so much of the goodwill and hospitality I experience on the road. What’s a favorite bit of trail family interaction you’ve had on the road?

Do you prefer riding solo or in groups?

What was the first thing you shipped home on your 1st cross country trip and what’s the essential piece of gear you’ve kept for both?

What’s it like managing T1D on tour? Do you think being dialed in more to your glucose levels all the time paradoxically helps you on the road?

You’ve launched a new venture WFB (work from bike)… what are some strategies you have for working while on bike tour?

What are some podcast recs for listening on tour? If you mix in any music, what’s on a  typical playlist?
Biking cross-country helped this woman feel empowered and at peace — so she did it twice

Podcast recs:
The Sprocket Podcast
This American Life
The Moth
Slate podcasts: The Gist, Slow Burn
Dear Hank and John

Blind Pilot – bike touring tour!

Interview on NPR about Blind Pilot’s bicycle tour… tour.

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