The Pedalshift Project 182: Facing Your Fears on Bike Tour

The Pedalshift Project 182: Facing Your Fears on Bike Tour

On this week’s show, we’re transitioning into fall in many parts of the world, so we’re covering tips on riding and touring during fall weather.

Pedalshift Project 182 - Facing Your Fears on Bike Tour

Photo credit: Miles of Portraits

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The Interview: Facing Your Fears on Bike Tour

facing your fears on bike tour with Miles of Portraits

Annalisa van den Bergh is a graphic designer and visual journalist living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Read her story and view her work at

Erik Douds is an endurance athlete and global traveler.
Also living with T1D, he strives to show that diabetics can go anywhere and do anything.

Listen to their prior episodes 107 and 122.

– Last time we crossed paths you were in midst of a US tour for Miles of Portraits. I’m curious what you learned on that tour that reinforced or maybe surprised you telling the stories?
– The next Miles of Portraits leg is decidedly more international… why did you choose India?
– The theme for this tour is something that goes hand in hand with adventure… facing fears. What are the fears you’re both tackling with this tour?
– A couple I didn’t know, but I have friends who did know them, were murdered while on a bicycle tour last summer.
Context…see this NYT article. 
How do you process things like this in the context of facing fears on tour?
– Let’s talk more about the route you’re planning – where are you traveling and are you focusing on the portraits element most or are you doing events too?
– What are the tools you think you’ll rely on most to bridge language and cultural differences?
– Any differences in gear for this trip compared to the past ones?
– How can people follow and support this new trip?
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