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The Pedalshift Project 190: A Decade of Bike Touring with Mysterious James

The Pedalshift Project 190: A Decade of Bike Touring with Mysterious James

Happy New Year! January 2020 is very special because we bring you something long denied to you. More Mysterious James. We realized we’ve been doing this bike touring thing for an entire decade, so we talk about our thoughts on a decade of touring, lessons learned and thoughts on the future.
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bicycle touring Big Sur by Brompton

Best of Pedalshift 048: Bicycle Touring Big Sur by Brompton

Back in 2015 I got my Brompton, but it was at the tail end of bike touring season. So I bided my time before I could take it out on its first real tour. But where to roll? Well, I decided to go big. In this best of, we revisit bicycle touring Big Sur by Brompton! Originally podcast April 28, 2016. Read more

Best of Pedalshift 010: Pacific Coast Bike Tour

Originally podcast December 22, 2014. In the summer of 2014, I took 6 weeks to ride the Pacific coast from Victoria, BC to the US-Mexico border. I recorded a 2-5 minute audio entry every day for the Tour Journals podcast to share the more detailed aspects of the ride, but always intended to edit and condense it into a more manageable length to share my Pacific Coast bike tour here.

Best of Pedalshift 010: Pacific Coast Bike Tour

Pedalshift Video: Oregon Coast Loop, Part 3

Part 3 of my Oregon Loop tour… from Portland to the California border and back by bike and transit on the Oregon Coast. In this part, I reach the Oregon/California border, but still have to go all… the… way… back… northbound.

This is the video companion to the audio journals in Pedalshift Project episodes 131, 132, 133, and 134.

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Pedalshift Video: Oregon Coast Loop, Part 2

Part 2 of my Oregon Loop tour… from Portland to the California border and back by bike and transit on the Oregon Coast. In this part, I ride the iconc Seven Devils in the section between Florence and Port Orford, Oregon. Check out Part 1!

This is the video companion to the audio journals in Pedalshift Project episodes 131, 132, 133, and 134.

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Pedalshift Video: Oregon Coast Loop, Part 1

Part 1 of my Oregon Loop tour… from Portland to the California border and back by bike and transit on the Oregon Coast. In this part, I hop muuuuuultiple buses to Newport and run into a few snags that only a bike can get by.

This is the video companion to the audio journals in Pedalshift Project episodes 131, 132, 133, and 134.

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The Pedalshift Project 132: Oregon Coast Loop, Chapter 2

Days 2 and 3 of my trip took me from Florence, Oregon to Port Orford, Oregon including some stunning coastline, a big bridge to North Bend, unusual headwinds for the time of year, an odd late night experience at a disappointing campground, my favorite climb of the entire coast and much more.
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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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