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Recorded live from Washington, DC, this episode of the Pedalshift Project includes six things to do during bicycle touring off-season. Plus, you asked questions and I had answers!

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The Lab: things to do in a bicycle touring off-season

1 – Clean your bike
(drivetrain, nooks, crannies, the whole shebang)
 
2 – Assess your gear
Are your waterproof things still waterproof?
Is anything so worn it needs to be replaced?
Is there anything to upgrade? It is gift-giving and receiving season, after all!
 
3 – Declare there is no off-season and travel with your bike someplace else!
Go someplace warmer and/or dryer
 
4 – Start preliminary planning for next year’s tour(s)
 
5 – Monitor what you’re eating/drinking if you’re not biking as much
Apps like LoseIt can be helpful
 
6 – Get your bike tuned up
Many LBSs have winter bike tuneup specials – support them during the lean times and get a great deal on getting your bike in tip top shape before the spring rush
 

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Ask Me Anything

Do you ride a fat bike at all during the winter to stay in shape? – Stick String in MI
 
Do you prefer to tour on a Brompton or on a full sized bike? (Mark in Columbus)
 
What’s your next tour? (FOTS in the Bay Area)
 
Marvel or DC? Star Wars or Star Trek? (Scott in IL)
 
Any plans for in-person events in 2019 like the episode 100 meetup at the Beermongers in PDX?
 

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The Great Allegheny Passage is arguably one of the premier bicycle touring routes in the eastern half of the United States. It stretches from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD over a gloriously mountainy 150 miles of crushed limestone paralleling some of the great rivers of western Pennsylvania. My plan was to grab a cheap bus to Pittsburgh and grab the train home at the end of my ride. On this edition of the Journal, my takeaways from a short but sneakily fun tour.

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The Journal: Brompton Great Allegheny Passage tour, takeaways Watch the GAP by Brompton video

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  • Next week is a best of… it’s a good one too, so stay tuned!
  • Pedalshift LIVE is coming in December! Friday, 12/7 at 9pm ET. It’ll be the holiday party pod put out the following week if you can’t make it. But you should come. pedalshift.net/live
  • If you missed it, check out the brand new Tour Journals Vol. 12 video over at YouTube – I did a hastily organized live premiere last week as an experiment, and I think I’ll do that for more videos in the future… just with more lead time!
  • Speaking of… here’s the takeaways episode for the GAP tour by Brompton!
General takeaways
  • Calling a tour before you want to is not fun, but it’s also not failure
  • You can prep for everything and still not be ready
  • Transitioning between heat and cold is jarring… it’s easier to handle cold when you’ve been exposed to it for a while
  • Inspect your gear – I had two critical issues with my wet/cold gear 
  • Know your bailout points in advance – if you’re hit with a deadline (say, a train in an hour) you have a better idea on what your choices are when you need to make a snap decision.
  • Or… go with the flow. I could have done a zero. I could have tried biking and either pushed through or turned back. I’m happy with my choice when I woke up warm on Sunday morning and saw it was 26F in Cumberland, imagining the awfulness of getting out of my bag!
Brompton-specific takeaways
  • I’m not sure I’ll do the backpack method again unless there’s a need for a backpack
  • This setup carries almost as much as my light setup on the big bike, which is amazing
  • Keep things low on trails – spin more than press when you’re pedaling without coasts
  • Heal strike fixed?
  • Tires were fine on the trail, but less so on wet portions (evergreen statement)
  • I think 60 miles as a max is a good target for me on the Brompton
  • Security – the triangle is very small, so it’s hard to lock up
GAP takeaways
  • Off-season is so great. Quiet, beautiful.
  • Signage has improved greatly where it once was dodgy. Didn’t need Google maps once!
  • Surface was largely excellent, a few muddy spots, but no big deal.
  • Camping is really plentiful between Connellsville and PGH. 
  • Connellsville was spectacular… nobody else camping, no issues, amazing amenities.
  • PGH was great – I recommend Southside Traveler’s Rest if you want to stay a night. So close to a lot of amenities and fun, bike friendly, great bang for the buck and literally blocks from the trail.
Pre/post tour travel-specific takeaways
  • Megabus – It worked just fine but unless your bike is small or boxed I doubt they’d take you (please let me know if you’ve had success with them with a full-sized bike). This is in contrast to Bolt Bus, who at least considers taking full-sized bikes
  • Amtrak, as it has been in recent years, is a breeze with a Brompton
  • Duffle I recommend is by Stansport  I’ve used it for all types of travel. It never gets a blink when checking in any mode of transit and it’s enormous. It’s bulletproof canvas and rolls up small enough to carry or layer on the bottom of the rack for the dry bags to lay on. 
  • If you served in the military and have a duffle or have access to an Army-Navy surplus store, you might find a good value too.
  • Be mindful that carrying all of your gear in a duffel is awkward and heavy. It’s a testament to how efficient bicycles can carry the weight!
Errata
  • Dude, I’m barely coherent. Courtesy of Twitter @stopitbrrruce:
  • Dusquene University, not in Dusquene… apparently it’s kind of a rough town
  • River I was following out of PGH was the Mon, not the Allegehny (I think I really knew that, but just blew it in the moment)
  • Mea culpa!
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Watch the (short) bike tour of the Great Allegheny Passage, AKA the GAP by Brompton

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The Great Allegheny Passage is arguably one of the premier bicycle touring routes in the eastern half of the United States. It stretches from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD over a gloriously mountainy 150 miles of crushed limestone paralleling some of the great rivers of western Pennsylvania. My plan was to grab a cheap bus to Pittsburgh and grab the train home at the end of my ride. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 1 and (sort of) 2 on my ride through western Pennsylvania. Sometimes weather wins the day…

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The Journal: Brompton Great Allegheny Passage tour, part 2 Watch the LIVE premiere of the GAP by Brompton video

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States celebrating, and a happy Thursday to the rest of you. This is the second part of my Great Allegheny Passage adventure by Brompton!

If you’re hearing this on the day of release, I’m doing something a little fun with the video component… we’ll be doing a LIVE release of the GAP Brompton video Friday night November 23rd at 9pm ET. If you’re in the States, rush back from your Black Friday shopping (do we still do that?) and if you’re in Europe, get up stupidly early in the middle of the night! Why? We’ll have a live chat box so we can all watch the premiere together. Links to everything will be on the Pedalshift YouTube channel and at pedalshift.net/live. Again, world premiere video Friday 11/23 at 9pm ET!

On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 1 and (sort of) 2 on my ride through western Pennsylvania. Sometimes weather wins the day…

Statistics Day 1-2

Bike miles biked: 31
Campsites: 1
Tours scuttled by inhumane conditions: 1
Train miles… trained: 236
Jeeps rescued: 1

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The Great Allegheny Passage is arguably one of the premier bicycle touring routes in the eastern half of the United States. It stretches from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD over a gloriously mountainy 150 miles of crushed limestone paralleling some of the great rivers of western Pennsylvania. My plan was to grab a cheap bus to Pittsburgh and grab the train home at the end of my ride. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 0 and 1 of the adventure as I ride the bus from DC to Pittsburgh, and get rolling through the industrial parts of western Pennsylvania.

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The Journal: Brompton Great Allegheny Passage tour, part 1

Brompton Setup Video

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The Great Allegheny Passage is arguably one of the premier bicycle touring routes in the eastern half of the United States. It stretches from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD over a gloriously mountainy 150 miles of crushed limestone paralleling some of the great rivers of western Pennsylvania. My plan was to grab a cheap bus to Pittsburgh and grab the train home at the end of my ride. On this edition of the Journal we follow along on Days 0 and 1 of the adventure as I ride the bus from DC to Pittsburgh, and get rolling through the industrial parts of western Pennsylvania. 
 
 
Statistics Day 0-1
 
Bus miles logged: 288
Bike miles biked: 31 (half day)
Pittsburgh overnights: 1 
Beers: 2
Poutine servings: 1 (it was enormous)
Mocking pro-Syracuse University pictures taken outside Pittsburgh Panthers training facility: 1
Little Clown Bikes: 1
Water bottle refills: 0
Flats: 0
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Richard Patch
Mark Messer
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Dave Roll
Joseph Quinn
John Baxter
Susan Brewster
Drue Porter
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And all anonymous and past contributors for helping make this show happen!

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A lighter weight way to carry a full camping setup on your next bicycle tour by Brompton.

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You can’t escape the grime when you’re on a long trip, so on this episode of the Pedalshift Project we cover many of the different ways to do laundry on bike tour.

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Follow Ups
  • Next tour of the GAP by Brompton is heating up! I’m pulling together the pack list and further modifying the setup for an epic fall ride. Foliage is super delayed around here so it’s possible I may have inadvertently set myself up for a beautiful ride! Tour journals volume 12 kicks off in two weeks with the ride preview!
  • Next week is the best of Erie Canal episode!
  • Another 5 star review!
The Lab: Doing Laundry on Bike Tour
    • Do you *really* need to do laundry? Natural fibers like wool can stand up to a lot of wear without washing!
    • Fluff and fold – Have it done for you if you’re in town for at least a few hours or overnight and drop you stuff off at a dry cleaner or laundromat that offers it. The cost can vary depending on your location; however, in the US the average price to wash, dry and fold clothes is $0.90 to $3 a pound according to Angie’s List.
    • Laundromat and wait – this is what I tend to do, but the cost may not be that competitive to the full service as I think about it. This can also be a way to do a tent dry fast forward… it’s not something you want to do often, but in a pinch it can get a soaked tent to dry.
    • Shower in your clothes – my go to. I prefer using Dr. Bronners for the soap. Downside is drying, which can take more than overnight. 
    • Pannier as washing machine – Water plus soap, plus clothes!
    • Fancy gizmos like the Scruba – an improvement to the pannier technique, since there are built in bristles that agitate clothing better. They even make these in backpacks!
    • Bring some paracord along to make a clothesline (and much more).
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What’s the most controversial subject in bike touring? No not bike helmets… no, not earbuds… it’s how to deal with loose dogs on bike tour! On this episode, I give my two cents on how to deal with an angry canine that interrupts your pedaling.

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Follow Ups
  • Back from a road trip to Oklahoma… not a huge bike place, but there are definitely parts that are getting more infrastructure. Oddly enough a ton of scooter sitings in Norman, home of OU.
  • Heard from George cycling from Budapest through the Greek Islands.
  • Head from John who tackled the C&O and ended up on the road detour (10-12% grades!) around the washout. Despite his having to call the ride early, I’m hearing the trail is slowly starting to dry out.
  • Heard from Randall and he pointed out something about the Katy… St. Louis *does* have train service to Chicago, so either I made life way more difficult for myself or they added service I could have used in May!
  • Speaking of the Katy… the Michigan guys checked in! They did the GAP and had a great time, but ran into the steep incline at Ohiopyle. Like I said before… people like it, but swear they’ll never do that campsite again once they do!
  • Welcome to the Pedalshift Society… Byron Paterson!
The Lab: Tips to Handle Loose Dogs on Bike Tour
  • They are acting on instinct. 
  • The vast majority are all bark, no bite
  • If you are afraid of dogs, my words aren’t going to overcome that! We all have our own experiences with animals, so zero judgment.
  • options
  • Consider stopping. Many, many times dogs are chasing for the sake of chasing. They do nothing once they have caught up.
  • If stopping is not possible or preferred
  • Non-contact deterrent 
    • LOUD YELLING OF NEGATIVE WORD COMMANDS!
    • Ultra high frequency devices like Dazer
  • Non-lethal contact
    • water bottle
    • pepper spray (but, but but…. be mindful this might not be legal everywhere)
  • Please do not
    • Hit or kick dogs unless you are legitimately being attacked
    • Use bee or wasp spray, as recommended by some. It’s poison.
    • Use a firearm or other projectile weapon. Some of you may choose to carry if it’s legal to do so, but follow your safety training and find an alternative to using your weapon whenever possible.
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Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Dave Roll
Joseph Quinn
John Baxter
Susan Brewster
Drue Porter
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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.

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The Interview
Jesse Herbert is a native of Ottawa and lives in Montreal, Canada. He’s so relentlessly Canadian that his great uncle designed the iconic Canadian flag! Jesse’s an entrepreneur with a background in mechanical and industrial engineering. Combined with his life long love of camping and bike touring, Jesse has designed a variety of items for the urban and touring cyclist for his businesses. Jesse has tackles long-term tours of Europe and Patagonia in addition to adventures in Canada.
 
Bike touring tips and tricks
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  • Eating on tour
  • Stealth camping
  • Minimizing your load

Check out all of Jesse’s great designs at oopsmark.ca.

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