The Pedalshift Project 293: A Summer Off the Bike

The Pedalshift Project 293: A Summer Off the Bike

This summer has been unusual compared to past summers… I haven’t been on an actual honest to goodness bike tour yet! So what have I been doing? Would it surprise you to know all of it ends up having a fair amount to do with bike touring?

The Pedalshift Project 293: A Summer Off the Bike

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Haven’t been on the bike because I’m playing caregiver at home, but a fun tour on the horizon
Will announce that tour in a few weeks on the next Pedalshift LIVE
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  • AMA
  • Summer to Fall tour preview

 A Summer Off the Bike

Helping with my partner post-surgery

  • Interesting insight into how our bodies wear out
  • Hips and knees man, hips and knees. And shoulders!
  • Recovery time and PT
  • The resilience of the human body

Prep for the next tour

  • Mostly new, some I’ve done before
  • A lot of question marks toward the end of the trip – may be stealth camping a lot, may be in hotels?

Dealing with my foot issue

  • Trying to get to a doctor before I go
  • Treatment on plantar fascitius is all over the place
  • RICE
  • Ibuprofin
  • Night splint
  • It is improving, but how will that be after 60 mpd?

Getting to fighting weight

  • Didn’t follow my usual plan so I’m heavier than I’d like
  • Have a decent shot at getting down to a reasonable weight before the tour
  • That’s also helping with the mental game and the foot for some reason? More confident.

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