An interview with Jesse Herbert on his experiences biike touring Canada (and around the world), plus a ton of great ideas, hacks and tips on all things bicycle touring, from lightening your load to braving a chilly night in a hammock.
Recorded live from Hedgesville, WV, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes my fall tour reveal and gear tips for your fall bicycle touring. Plus banter with you… because this was live!
He’s no longer a beginner, but Pedalshift Beginners Series alum James Rosenberg checks in after his (spoiler alert) epic and successful ride across the United States on the TransAm. We cover his favorite experiences, best and worst gear choices, and much more.
A winter bicycle tour on the C&O is a rare treat for me… but warm February weather in the DC area made it impossible to resist. Come along for the ride with Belle Starr and me!
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The Journal: The magical mystery winter bicycle tour
- Washington, DC to Swains Lock
- Check out the campsite review:
- A relatively large battery (20.400mAh 100W output).
- That said, it’s way heavier than comparable 20.4mAh batteries and bigger too.
- 2 USB ports with smart charging tech that maximizes power and minimizes charge times.
- Flow through charging – power devices while charging the battery (great for one outlet situations)
- The difference (and reason for the bulk) is the ability to charge AC power with a “regular” plug (3 prong for US and similar countries; European and other outlets available too)
- I love the screen that gives detailed battery data so I know precisely how much juice is left
- The weight makes it more of a “camp” battery – wouldn’t keep it in a handlebar bag.
- I think this is great if you are doing a longer ride with (a) spotty access to AC, and (b) AC powering needs.
- If you’re only in need of USB power, this is not the battery for you. There are cheaper and lighter/smaller batteries.
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