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Best of Pedalshift 126: The Katy Trail

Best of Pedalshift 126: The Katy Trail

After sitting with it a few weeks since my return from bicycling the Katy Trail, I shared my 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! Originally podcast June 28, 2018.
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Best of Pedalshift 112: Olympic Peninsula Brompton Tour – Part 2

In the second of a two-parter, my trusty Brompton and I continue our transit-aided bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Astoria, Oregon. This week features a more-challenging-than-expected short mileage day, a visit to Kurt Cobain’s riverfront hangout, and a long bridge serving as a finish line. Originally podcast March 29, 2018Read more

Olympic Peninsula Brompton tour

Best of Pedalshift 111: Olympic Peninsula Brompton Tour – Part 1

In the first of a two-parter, join me and my trusty Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle tour from Washington, DC to Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and wrapping things up in Astoria, Oregon. Part one features the machinations of getting from DC to a tent in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains (if there were, y’know… sun) and the first very soggy day of riding. Originally podcast March 22, 2018. Read more

The Pedalshift Project 222: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 2

The Pedalshift Project 222: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour – Part 2

My three day weekend tour was about to be washed out by the remnants of yet another hurricane rolling through the area. And since the C&O isn’t exactly the best trail in a soaker, it was a good idea to reverse course and head back to my cabin. But would the tropical gusher wipe me out or would my “special” river crossing be impossible to traverse?

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The Pedalshift Project 221: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour - Part 1

The Pedalshift Project 221: Filling in the Blanks C&O Tour – Part 1

They say you only live once and some people shorten that up to YOLO, turn that into a verb and make questionable decisions. Sometimes that’s a pathway to adventure. And sometimes, it’s a convenient excuse to do things you aren’t supposed to. On my first day to complete a full ride of the C&O this year, I YOLO’d more than I typically YOLO.
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