Recorded live from Washington, DC, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes six things to do during bicycle touring off-season. Plus, you asked questions and I had answers!
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The Lab: things to do in a bicycle touring off-season
1 – Clean your bike
(drivetrain, nooks, crannies, the whole shebang)
2 – Assess your gear
Are your waterproof things still waterproof?
Is anything so worn it needs to be replaced?
Is there anything to upgrade? It is gift-giving and receiving season, after all!
3 – Declare there is no off-season and travel with your bike someplace else!
Go someplace warmer and/or dryer
4 – Start preliminary planning for next year’s tour(s)
5 – Monitor what you’re eating/drinking if you’re not biking as much
Apps like LoseIt can be helpful
6 – Get your bike tuned up
Many LBSs have winter bike tuneup specials – support them during the lean times and get a great deal on getting your bike in tip top shape before the spring rush
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Ask Me Anything
Do you ride a fat bike at all during the winter to stay in shape? – Stick String in MI
Do you prefer to tour on a Brompton or on a full sized bike? (Mark in Columbus)
What’s your next tour? (FOTS in the Bay Area)
Marvel or DC? Star Wars or Star Trek? (Scott in IL)
Any plans for in-person events in 2019 like the episode 100 meetup at the Beermongers in PDX?
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