The Pedalshift Project 266: LIVE 2022 Tour Reveal + AMA

The Pedalshift Project 266: LIVE 2022 Tour Reveal + AMA

As we wind down 2021, we went LIVE BABY LIVE once again with your questions all about bike touring (and a few that weren’t) plus I revealed most of my first tour of 2022. At least I know kind of where I’m going, like, regionally… and stuff? This was originally streamed December 10, 2021 before an audience of sophisticated and tasteful people.

The Pedalshift Project 266: LIVE 2022 Tour Reveal + AMA

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First Tour of 2022

First tour of 2022 is… central FL! But what route?
Still hashing out options!
Original plan was fly to Tampa and take the same route to Central FL as past years
New plan (maybe?) – drive down in the LACROSSE! with the dogs and Kimberly, celebrate our anniversary first and then do some kind of two day ride
West to east?
Same route or take some of the trails that run much further north of my classic route?
Bike? Very likely the Brompton no matter what
I anticipate needing a fast forward in a Lyft or Uber on the Orlando side because I’m likely doing a day or so at WDW and as I’ve mentioned before, the Mouse is not digging on the bikes. Too bad.
TBD. I currently have a hotel in Lakeland set up (did Airbnb last time… was nice, but COVID makes me want hotels this go around)
If I change to the trail route, I may consider camping IF we do the drive.
Weather? Gear?
January is usually pretty nice… can be cool, can be warm. It’s a bit of a crap shoot, but I can assure you it’s better than DC or WV
Will prepare for rain and if I’m doing any camping, will be using my modified Brompton touring setup unless the conditions seem dodgy, inc which case we’ll do the tried and true Path Less Pedaled style backback trick (but again, only if we drive)
Am I ever going to do a tour that isn’t one I’ve done before?
I’ll answer that with a question… when is this pandemic going to ease the eff back?
Sidebar… this is all pandemic-willing. As we sit here on 12/10/21 Omicron variant seems like it might be a thing, so we’ll see. I am boosted, so I feel pretty confident, but if the variant and the vax doesn’t mesh, I may rejigger elements of this.
I’m very excited for this ride.


Just some of the questions asked…

Are you going to do a tour outside of the US in 2022?
Is the Green Goblin unretired?
Whatever happened to bikepacking – are you still considering that?
I want to do my first bike tour, but I’m scared of going by myself. What’s your tips?
What’s the best way to avoid chaffing on tour?

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