You know how a few days into a tour you have a pannier full of rando things in no particular order? Welcome to the 233rd edition of the pod, then! Odds and ends, followups and a Black History Month recommendation with a bike touring twist! Read more
Detours and closures are a part of bike touring, but how do you handle it? On this edition, five things to think about on how to handle bike route detours and closures without losing your cool. Read more
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.
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, 2018. Read more
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
Most bike tours don’t start and end with you riding from home – most of us need a car, bus, plane, train, or ferry to help with some of the travel. On this episode, tips on how to handle the transitions in multimodal bike touring, plus a preview of May’s DC to Cincinnati bike tour! Read more
Recorded live on March 31, 2019 with a big tour reveal (my longest bike tour in years!) plus listener questions on e-bikes, the Great American Rail-Trail, the C&O, water on tour, bicycle advocacy and more!