Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2018

The Pedalshift Project 147: Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2018

The annual Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular is a  year-end chat with Aaron and Guthrie from The Sprocket Podcast on the best things in biking and the podcast, a chat about traversing the Darien Gap plus looking forward to 2019.

The Pedalshift Project 147: Pedalshift Holiday Spectacular 2018

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Special thanks to CycleBlaze for sponsoring this episode of the show!

Next Pedalshift Live will be February 2019 – stay tuned!


  • Podcast sponsor slots are available starting in the new year… check out for more info
  • Next week is a best of episode featuring friend of the show Michael Riscica on crossing the US by bike
  • January is the furthest thing from slow… we have some interviews lining up, a winter tour announcement (yes!) and a couple of great events if you’re in the DC-area with a Pedalshift flavor!
  • If you remember back this summer we chatted with Analisa and Erik from Miles of Portraits (episode 122). Well they took that cool 1000 mile Alaskan tour project and made a film and a magazine out of it, and they’re touring the US showing the results starting January 9th in Cranston, RI.
  • I’ll be MCing and helping out the Q&A for the two DC-area events… Tyson’s REI on 1/22 and DC REI on 1/24. Both are 6:30-8:30pm. Immediately following the event on 1/24 we’re going to be doing a Pedalshift/Miles of Portraits meetup at a very close-by spot TBA. The event and meetup are both free to attend, but Miles of Portraits magazine will be available for purchase and so will adult beverages and food at the meetup locale. Come hang out at the first meetup of 2019!

The Interview

Aaron Flores and Guthrie Straw are the co=hosts of The Sprocket Podcast, a show about simple living, bicycling and a whole lot more. If you are in the 1% of listeners to this show that aren’t aware of The Sprocket, please do yourself a favor and give them a listen. My 11th appearance was on episode 444 (the Syracusiness of that episode title makes me so very happy) and a rebroadcast of my first appearance which laid the foundation for Pedalshift is episode 445.
Big thanks to Aaron and Guthrie (and Brock who dropped in on Sprocket 444). Don’t forget to check those calendars for January 22 and 24 in Tysons Corner, VA and Washington, DC for Miles of Portraits – would love to see you all there!
Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year!

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