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The Pedalshift Project 126: Katy Trail, Epilogue – Takeaways and Final Thoughts

The final part in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! After sitting with it a few weeks since my return, I have 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!

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The Pedalshift Project 125: Katy Trail, Chapter 6

Chapter 6 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! My final day riding on tour is always a little hard to accept. I usually feel like I just started, and sometimes that’s not far from the truth. On my final day crossing the state of Missouri by bike, my appreciation for the Katy Trail cemented itself… especially after leaving it behind.

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The Pedalshift Project 121: Katy Trail, Chapter 3

Chapter 3 in a series of podcasts on my Katy Trail adventure! Sometimes a good night’s rest is all you need. That and an overpriced, but gratefully available, lightning cable and some dry shorts can reset things from a less-than-optimal day to one that makes your tour. Plus, I got to do a meetup and enjoy some beer for the first time in Jeff City… They say the third time’s the charm. Sometimes the third day is.

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Winter touring bike maintenance

The Pedalshift Project 104: Winter touring bike maintenance

You might not be riding through snow and ice, but winter is a time to take stock of your bicycle’s condition for future tours. On this episode of the pod, winter touring bike maintenance, including care after icy rides and some tips on keeping your drivetrain clean and happy during the harshest season! Read more

The Pedalshift Project 103: Handling being sick on bike tour

Winter, as we all know, is the time of year when viruses, colds and flu symptoms are at their highest. But it’s not just winter: almost everyone at some point has to handle being sick on bike tour. On this edition of the pod, we cover tips to prevent and fight back against being sick on bike tour. Read more