The Pedalshift Project 156: Cross-Florida Bike Tour Wrap-Up

The podcast version of the most recent Pedalshift Live, featuring the Cross-Florida bike tour wrap up… takeaways, highlights, and answers to your questions about using Google Maps for bike tour planning, what it’s like touring on a Brompton and more.

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Pedalshift Live: Cross-Florida Bike Tour Takeaways

Tampa, FL to Cocoa Beach, FL
Check out the full route at Ride with GPS

  • Florida is a good bike touring state (trails are intriguing but roads were pretty good!)
  • Three days across Central Florida is about right but you could do it in two
  • The rural parts were the best even though there were no shoulders
  • Use sunscreen and cover up
  • I get the no-camping tour thing
  • February in Florida is an antidote to winter
  • You will never be lonely riding a Brompton
  • I ride better with minimal breaks
  • A dose of nostalgia is a good thing
  • If you want to preserve memories on tour – shoot a lot of video… take a lot of pictures… maybe even record your thoughts. But stay in the moment.
  • Huge shouts to the meetup folks! Greg, Kenny and our boy Big Rick at the bar. 

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