The Pedalshift Project 224: Winter Bike Tour Planning

The Pedalshift Project 224: Winter Bike Tour Planning

Time is opening up a little bit for me for the next couple of months so I’m spending some time winter bike tour planning, one locally and exploring if there is a safe and responsible way to get a warm-weather location ride in January or February

The Pedalshift Project 224: Winter Bike Tour Planning

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The Journal: Winter Bike Tour Planning

All Weather Ride?

I might seek out cruddy weather.
Last week’s best of reminded me of how much I like foul weather camping
Maybe wouldn’t focus on miles, but more on finding good techniques for staying warm and dry on the trail
Lack of sunlight hours is a big factor as we’re now in standard time – gets dark about 5pm here
Local ride keeps me away from others so even as infections rise I’ll focus on staying self contained.
Far fewer riders on the trail, plus an emphasis on bad weather makes this a good bet

Cross-Florida 3: Sunshine State Loop

This is more aspiration than anything else – COVID responsibility may mean this stays on the shelf
Central FL coast is a long single day drive from my cabin
Would look at renting an Airbnb someplace with the family and sneaking off for a 3 day loop to Orlando and back
This is a wait and see idea more than a plan
Is it ok to travel that far?
Will the  news out of Pfizer about the vaccine pan out? When?
Our travel model would be similar to my touring model… focus on going place to place with gas station contact only
Riding would follow the same low to no contact model
I want to do this, but it might be a bridge too far for now

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