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The Pedalshift Project 131: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 1

The Oregon Coast is a hilly, foggy, amazing adventure that is a part of the larger Pacific Coast bicycle touring route. It is almost exclusively on US Highway 101, with a few deviations I’ll mention. My plan was to combine local transit with bike touring to do a loop of the coast, tag the California welcome sign and return to Portland, relatively unscathed. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 0 and 1 of the adventure as I ride the busses from Portland to Newport, and get rolling to Florence, Oregon.

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The Pedalshift Project 129: Bicycle touring France

Bonjour from France! Although I’m in Paris for a non-bike touring related work trip, being in the City of Light has me thinking about a future trip out here with my bike. On this episode, we cover all things bike touring France… tips on camping, traveling, handling language differences, and much more.

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The Pedalshift Project 128: Must-have bicycle tour tools

If you’re going on a bike tour, you’re usually confronted with a situation that requires a fix or an adjustment. On this episode of The Pedalshift Project we explore bicycle tour toolkits: what you must bring, what you should bring, and maybe a few things you haven’t thought about. 

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The Pedalshift Project 127: Summer bike tour with a twist (Live)

Recorded live from Washington, DC, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes my summer tour reveal, including the interesting twist to make it end where I start. Plus, amazingly good news on two big closures on important touring gems, the C&O and the Pacific Coast route. Plus banter with you… because this was live!

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The Pedalshift Project 126: Katy Trail, Epilogue – Takeaways and Final Thoughts

The final part in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! After sitting with it a few weeks since my return, I have thoughts on everything about the ride… the heat, the rain, the trail surface, and much more. Where does the Katy Trail stand up to other tour routes in the US? I have some thoughts on that!

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The Pedalshift Project 125: Katy Trail, Chapter 6

Chapter 6 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! My final day riding on tour is always a little hard to accept. I usually feel like I just started, and sometimes that’s not far from the truth. On my final day crossing the state of Missouri by bike, my appreciation for the Katy Trail cemented itself… especially after leaving it behind.

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