The Pedalshift Project 116: A final check-in before riding the TransAm across America

The final installment of this edition of the Pedalshift Beginners Series with James Rosenberg as he sits with me in Washington, DC a few days before he begins his ride across the United States on the TransAm. We cover final prep plans, things you might not think about as a first-timer and more!

Pedalshift 116 - A final check-in before riding the Trans-Am across America

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Opening ramble

  • Dipping my big toe into Reddit… kind of fun!
  • Revised the pod schedule for the month:
    • New show now (hi!)
    • New show next week (Katy preview)
    • Best of the following week
    • New show the week after…. Tour Journals Vol 10!
  • Katy preview will outline all the adjustments I’ve been making thanks to your feedback. Lots of people are big fans of the Katy, and all the feedback and help is making me extra excited. More next week!

Beginners series finale

  • Have you ridden with the full load you’re carrying? How’d that go?
  • We talked about hills last time… did you get any in? How’d it go?
  • Dogs. Do you have a strategy?
  • We never talked about stove and cooking… are you bringing a kit? What kind of meals do you plan on making?
  • We talked offline about rain gear… what did you settle on?
  • What do you plan to do in camp with your downtime?
  • Links
James and Tim
James kicking it off in Yorktown
James on the TransAm

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