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.
A chat with Mary McGowan is the Rebel Without a Car. She’s a Delaware native now in South Carolina who went from a car-free bike commuter to bike tourist and has discovered a ton of adventure along the way.
With our… shall we say… unusual touring season this year, a lot of folks haven’t been able to have as much bike goodness in their life. And ordinarily, a cool bike film festival isn’t plopping down in your living room. But 2020’s edition of Filmed by Bike is! Ayleen Crotty joins us on this edition to chat all things bike fun, plus previews the bike adventure film in this year’s offerings.
The GAP 4×44 Loop tour begins with some question marks about heat and hydration, and oh yeah… a 24 mile climb to the eastern continental divide. With no climbing in my bicycling since 2019, could I haul me and a fully loaded bike up that hill?
As I round the corner to my next tour of the Great Allegheny Passage, what are my biggest challenges? You know, other than the pandemic thing. The GAP 4×44 Loop tour preview has all the answers…
As we adjust to the new normal, can we bike tour safely and responsibly during a pandemic? On this episode, I share the thoughts of fellow listeners, a bike touring organization, and my personal recommendations for bike touring during COVID times.