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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 192: Bicycle Tour Route Full House

The month of MJ concludes like all good trilogies must… with a bang! No Ewoks in part three, but rather a game of Pedalshift Bicycle Tour Route Poker! Each of us chooses five bike tour routes for our “hand,” and then you get to choose who collected the best set.
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Best of Pedalshift 010: Pacific Coast Bike Tour

Originally podcast December 22, 2014. In the summer of 2014, I took 6 weeks to ride the Pacific coast from Victoria, BC to the US-Mexico border. I recorded a 2-5 minute audio entry every day for the Tour Journals podcast to share the more detailed aspects of the ride, but always intended to edit and condense it into a more manageable length to share my Pacific Coast bike tour here.

Best of Pedalshift 010: Pacific Coast Bike Tour

The Pedalshift Project 112: Tour Journals Vol 9: Olympic Peninsula (Part 2)

In the second of a two-parter, it’s Pedalshift Tour Journals: Vol. 9: Olympic Peninsula! Join me and my trusty Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle touring from Washington, DC to Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and wrapping things up in 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.

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The Pedalshift Project 111: Tour Journals Vol 9: Olympic Peninsula (Part 1)

In the first of a two-parter, I thought I’d bring Pedalshift Tour Journals: Vol. 9: Olympic Peninsula directly to The Pedalshift Project! Join me and my trusty Brompton for 4 days of transit-aided bicycle touring from Washington, DC to Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula and wrapping things up in Astoria, Oregon. This week 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.

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The Pedalshift Project 110: Fine tuning the Olympic Peninsula bike tour plus another beginner series installment

The Pedalshift Project 110: Fine tuning the Olympic Peninsula bike tour plus another beginner series installment

The Olympic Peninsula bike tour by Brompton shapes up with some snags to share with you all, complete with happy ending solutions. Plus, the second installment of the Pedalshift Beginners Series with James from NY, focusing on route planning and handling people who think you’re nuts for bike touring in the first place!

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The Pedalshift Project 108: Preparing to Bicycle Puget Sound by Brompton

Recorded live before a (mostly) well-behaved studio audience, from Costa Rica, to Australia and across the United States! I unveiled my plans to bicycle Puget Sound by Brompton in a few weeks, including the crazy transit plans, the route, the campgrounds, the pack list and much more. Big thanks to everyone who participated live – we will do it again this spring!

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