For the sestercentennial edition of the pod, it’s the summer 2021 tour reveal: the Green Goblin retires its west coast life with one last time on the Oregon coast. Learn all about it right here!
Can a person (me) who is barely competent with tools build out a very strangely shaped 4-door sedan (“it’s not a sedan… it’s a LACROSSE!!”) into a comfortable sleeping pod slash microcamper? Join me on a journey into good intentions, lack of patience, mostly level and somewhat square woodworking , and the birth of a micorcamper built for bike touring. Probably. Maybe.
Needs (really, wants) meet opportunity for a new project that scratches an itch and might have bike touring utility: welcome to the Pedalshift microcamper build! On this episode, I cover the background on the project, how it relates to bike touring, and more.
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