The Pedalshift Project 369: Oregon Coast Remix Preview

Ten years ago, I embarked on one of my biggest adventures… cycling the entire Pacific Coast, from border to border. Since then, I’ve revisited sections of that ride time and again. And to be honest, I have some habits… tried and true places to camp and eat and even throw back a few. So to celebrate ten years of the pod, the Oregon Coast makes a lot of sense. But celebrating the past sometimes means looking forward, so maybe we shake it up…. remix the ride. On this episode, a preview of the tenth anniversary ride, the Oregon Coast Remix.


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Oregon Coast Remix Preview

The ride

Lincoln City – Crescent City

A couple of fast forwards (PDX-LC, Port Orford-Brookings)

Reasonable mileage

The remix – new to me campsites each night (except the last one – more in a moment)

Pros – even though this a familiar ride, the tick tock of it isn’t so it’s going to be totally different. New challenges, new rhythms. Ability to spend time in the coastal towns differently. No Sunset Bay!

Cons – I’ll miss out on some classic things like South Beach SP. Would have liked more time. Not in proper bike shape for the ride?

Unknowns – there are h/b campgrounds, but are they any good? 

Ride to Union Station, Portland

Bus to Tillamook

Ride to Pacific City?

Bus to Lincoln City

Ride hits so many new h/b campgrounds

Final night… wanted to do Cape Blanco, but in retrospect it’s just too much to get up there (steep and narrow road). Luckily, Humbug Mountain is close enough to Port Orford to bike back to grab the bus. Only campsite I’ll stay at that’s not new to me (barring disaster/change in plans)

Fast forward Port Orford to Brookings and then another bus to Crescent City airport for my car (puke avoidance tour 2024)

The gear

The Safari – same bike (well same frame and a few of the OG components) as the one that road the coast in 2014

Back from the shop and hopefully riding perfectly

Fully loaded, even bringing a stove

Flying with the Dogsbody bag (which has definitely paid for itself at this point)

Two rear panniers

Fork bags, but using the eVent bags instead of those skinny bags that came with them

Will be the closest to a “4 pannier” setup I’ve ever done

Handlebar roll (new bag)

Lots of capacity, but will try to keep amount of gear and clothing to a minimum. May look heavier than it is?

The challenges

Not in the best shape

My usual stops won’t make sense so I’ll be improvising a bit

The upsides

Brand new campgrounds – new sights to see and new perspectives of the coast

Different rhythm to the ride makes it closer to new

I’m in this for fun, not breaking speed records… hoping to stop at a few cool places I usually pass by

Might have some surprises. It’s the ten year anniversary adventure, after all!

Tour Journals start… next week!

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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Best of Pedalshift 263: Guide to the C&O – Section by Section

I’ve taken listeners on a bunch of rides on the C&O (including the current one!), so it’s worth revisiting my guide to riding it. In the second of two parts, we go section by section from DC to Cumberland. It’s an audio guide to cycling the C&O Canal towpath whether you’re a first timer of a full on expert. Originally podcast November 18, 2021.

Best of Pedalshift 263: Guide to the C&O – Section by Section

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Election Detective

On this episode, we dive into the fundamentals of campaign finance reporting, exploring the essentials of what is included in these reports and uncovering valuable insights they provide. From contributions and expenditures to reporting requirements and deadlines, we break down the intricacies of campaign finance reports to empower you with the knowledge needed to navigate and comprehend campaign finance reports.

 

Attorneys

Monika Graham

Susan Finkle-Sourlis

Victor Rivera Labiosa

 

Shownotes

– Types of Campaign Finance Reports

  – Federal perspective from the FEC (Federal Elections Commission)

  – Similarities in state-level reporting

  – Reporting requirements for federal candidates and campaigns

  – Itemized contributions and reporting over $200 contributions

 

– Contents of Campaign Finance Reports

  – Reporting contributions and expenditures

  – Itemized details for contributors (name, address, employer, occupation)

  – Types of expenditures (operating expenses, ads, mail pieces)

  – Requirement for specifying the purpose of expenditures

 

– Insights from Campaign Finance Reports

  – Identifying contributors and their occupations

  – Insights into industry and issue-based PAC contributions

  – Understanding compliance with reporting rules

 

– Reporting Deadlines and Requirements

  – Quarterly and monthly filing options

  – Late contribution and expenditure reports

  – Pre-election reports (pre-primary and pre-general)

 

– Benefits of Reporting Monthly vs. Quarterly

  – Differences in reporting frequency based on organization size and strategy

  – Flexibility to change filing frequency each election cycle

 

– Disclaimer Requirements for Communications

  – Purpose of disclaimers in public communications

  – Requirements for printed and broadcast ads

  – Candidate stand-by-your-ad statements in broadcast ads

 

Resources

The Rules of the Game

Election checklist

Practical guidance: Non-profit voter assistance series

FEC.gov

 

 

The Pedalshift Project 367: C&O But Slow – Part 4

After a rejuvenating zero day to avoid the storms, I had one more day of road riding to catch my train. A familiar route, but not exactly one with mindfulness paid to bikes. Would I catch the train home?


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Celebrate 10 Years of Pedalshift

  • Quick housekeeping if you missed last episode’s live show news… I’m off to Oregon for the 10th anniversary tour: Oregon Coast Remixed! We’ll pivot right into that as soon as we wrap up the C&O But Slow over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

  • Also another shout to Lael Wilcox’s pod… her adventure around the world continues so make sure you follow along Lael Rides Around the World wherever you get this pod. Unless you get it off my website, in which case go google hers 😉

C&O But Slow – Part 4

Introduction

  • Good morning from the cabin. Discussion about the day’s ride and weather conditions.
  • Reflection on the decision to take a zero day due to bad weather.

Travel Plans and Preparations

  • Route description: predominantly downhill, then uphill, and flat sections.
  • Mention of carrying less load compared to previous rides.
  • Discussion on the necessity of taking the garbage to remote bins.
  • Weather conditions: cold, layering up, and safety measures with lighting on the bike.
  • Highlighting areas of exposure to highways and the importance of planning the ride to avoid rush.

On the Road Experiences

  • Initial thoughts after starting the ride and adjusting clothing layers.
  • Navigating roads and using Google Maps for routing, challenges with algorithm recommendations.
  • Encounter with the lowest elevation point near Back Creek and the difficulties with uphill rides.
  • Discussion about the upcoming route, including passing the county landfill and Ridge Road’s rollercoaster-like terrain.

Mid-Ride Reflections

  • Break to consume snacks and hydrate, reflection on time management for the ride.
  • Encounter with local traffic and the need for careful navigation on Ridge Road.
  • Challenges with the bike’s mid gears and potential need for maintenance.

Final Leg of the Journey

  • Detailed description of the last few miles and final crossing of Highway 9.
  • Observations on new constructions and reflections on the local area’s development.
  • Final thoughts on the ride, considering an e-bike for future trips for efficiency.
  • Nearing the train station, managing time well and cooling down after the ride.

Arrival at Martinsburg Train Station

  • Reflection on the ease of the final stretch and the efficiency of the route taken.
  • Thoughts on Martinsburg’s potential and current state, including commuter resources.
  • Preparing for the train ride back, discussion on local transit options and their effectiveness.

Return to DC

  • Arrival in DC, reflection on the overall trip and its unexpected developments.
  • Observations on local cycling culture and the changes seen in the area.
  • Mention of upcoming episodes and future plans for spring and summer.

Statistics

  • Miles biked 20.1

  • Trains taken 1

  • Bars eaten 2

  • Celebratory train beers 1

  • Flats 0

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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The Pedalshift Project 366: Ten Years of Pedalshift [Live!]

June 8th, 2014 was the very first episode of The Pedalshift Project, and since then we’ve gone on quite the journey, mostly by bike. On this live episode, we got a bunch of listeners together to chat about highlights from the last ten years, the evolution of the show, and the reveal of the Tenth Anniversary Tour this summer. Recorded live June 8, 2024.


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As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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Tax Law and Elections with Erin Bradrick

On this episode we are joined by Erin Bradrick, a principal at Neo Law Group, to delve into the complexities of tax law and its implications for nonprofit organizations during election seasons. Our discussion focuses on the distinctions between 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, the specific rules governing their political activities, and the strategies nonprofits can employ to navigate these regulations while effectively advocating for their causes to ensure compliance without sacrificing impact.

 

Lawyers for this episode

 

Shownotes

  • 501(c)(3)s vs. 501(c)(4)s
  • Election Activities and Enforcement
  • Nonpartisan Election Activities
    • Voter engagement activities (registration, get-out-the-vote)
    • Issue advocacy, voter education, and candidate education
    • Commenting on sitting elected officials in their official capacity
  • Challenges in Current Political Climate
  • Fiscal Sponsorships
  • Practical Advice for Nonprofits

 

Resources

 

The Pedalshift Project 365: C&O But Slow – Part 3

After leaving you all with a bit of a cliffhanger, the decision is made – my (formerly) slow and chill C&O ride now gets another 18 miles of riding to some sweet sweet roofed lodging at my cabin. But that means I cross into West Virginia where I encounter something I’ve never dealt with before. Explicit tag earned for this episode…


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Celebrate 10 Years of Pedalshift Live 6/8

  • The march to the ten year anniversary of the show commences… Live show to celebrate things June 8th, at 8pm ET. It will be podcasted the following week but always down for some live banter. It’ll be on the YouTube channel and here at pedalshift.net/live.
  • ALSO, if you aren’t subscribed to and listening to the fantastic Lael Wilcox’s podcast, I can’t recommend it enough. She’s trying to break the world record for cycling the world and is audio journaling it every day. She’s recently completed her eastern US leg and by the time you hear this will be in Europe working her way east. It’s so good – laelwilcox.net for the details. She is a legend and this is elite level stuff!

C&O But Slow – Part 3

Introduction

– Riding to the cabin due to favorable weather conditions

Travel Plans and Preparations

– Description of the route and challenges ahead

– Discussion on safety measures and time management

– Strategy for avoiding bad weather and deciding to ride immediately

On the Road Experiences

– Reflections on the ride: pain, headwinds, and dealing with a truck that rolls coal

– Encounter with challenging road conditions and gearing issues

– Insights on energy management and navigating difficult climbs

Scenic and Safe Routes

– Decision-making on route choices to avoid hazards

– Progress update and estimated distance to the destination

Final Leg of the Journey

– Description of the last few miles and expected challenges

– Nearing the end: checking distance and anticipating weather

Arrival and Reflections

– Arrival at the cabin and initial feelings

– Immediate plans and reflections on the day’s ride

Zero Day

– Announcement of a zero day due to bad weather

– Observations on the weather conditions and impact on the trail

Closing Thoughts

– Strategy for the upcoming ride to the train station

– Gratitude for making the right decision and empathy for those still on the trail

Statistics

  • Miles biked 18

  • F bombs tossed  1

  • Zero days 1

  • Heavy rain storms dodged 2

  • Flats 0

As always we like to close out the show with a special shoutout to the Pedalshift Society! Because of support from listeners like you, Pedalshift is a weekly bicycle touring podcast with a global community, expanding into live shows and covering new tours like this summer’s upcoming bike tour! If you like what you hear, you can support the show for 5 bucks, 2 bucks or even a buck a month. And there’s one-shot and annual options if you’re not into the small monthly thing. Check it all out at pedalshift.net/society.

Kimberly Wilson
Caleb Jenkinson
Cameron Lien
Andrew MacGregor
Michael Hart
Keith Nagel
Brock Dittus
Thomas Skadow
Marco Lo
Terrance Manson
Harry Telgadas
Chris Barron
Mark Van Raam
Brad Hipwell
Mr. T
Nathan Poulton
Stephen Dickerson
Vince LoGreco
Cody Floerchinger
Tom Benenati
Greg Braithwaite
Sandy Pizzio
Jeff Muster
Seth Pollack
Joseph Quinn
Drue Porter
Byron Paterson
Joachim Raber
Ray Jackson
Jeff Frey
Kenny Mikey
Lisa Hart
John Denkler
Steve Hankel
Miguel Quinones
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes
Keith Spangler
Greg Towner
Dan Gebhart, RIP
Jody Dzuranin
Lucas Barwick
Michael Baker
Brian Bechtol
Reinhart Bigl
Greg Middlemis
Connie Moore
William Gothmann
Brian Benton
Joan Churchill
Mike Bender
Rick Weinberg
Billy Crafton
Gary Matushak
Greg L’Etoile-Lopes
James Sloan
Jonathan Dillard
John Funk
Tom Bilcze
Ronald Piroli
Dave Roll
Brian Hafner
Misha LeBlanc
Ari Messinger
David Gratke
Todd Groesbeck
Wally Estrella
Sue Reinert
John Leko
Stephen Granata
Phillip Mueller
Robert Lackey
Dominic Carol
Jacqi McCulloch
John Hickman
Carl Presseault
David Neves
Patty Louise
Terry Fitzgerald
Peter Steinmetz
Timothy Fitzpatrick
Michael Liszewski
Hank O’Donnell
David Zanoni
David Weil
Matthew Sponseller
Chad Reno
Spartan Dale
Carolyn Ferguson
Peggy Littlefield
Lauren Allansmith
Eric Burns
Thomas Pearl
Darrin McKibben
Richard Stewart
Dave Fletcher
Jack Smith
Luke Parkinson
Ryan Patterson
Cyrus Farivar
John Gardiner
Sam Scruggs

Music

You’ve been hearing about Jason Kent and his music for many fine episodes. Jason has a new solo album available NOW. Go listen to COMMON TONGUES wherever cool music is available! 

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Best of Pedalshift 262: Guide to the C&O – The Basics

I’ve taken listeners on a bunch of rides on the C&O (including the current one!), so it’s worth revisiting my guide to riding it. In the first of two parts, it’s an audio guide to cycling the C&O Canal towpath whether you’re a first timer of a full on expert. Originally podcast November 11, 2021.

Best of Pedalshift 262: Guide to the C&O – The Basics

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Federal Elections 101

On this episode, we’ll discuss the basics of federal election law, including what it regulates, and which tax-exempt organizations need to be aware of it. We’ll also review recent FEC opinions that allow for interesting pre- and post-election activities for non-501(c)(3) organizations involving federal candidates.

Attorneys for this episode

  • Quyen Tu
  • Susan Finkle-Sourlis
  • Tim Mooney

Shownotes

1. Federal Election Law Basics:

·          • Overview of federal campaign finance regulations

·          • Role of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC)

·          • Differences between federal and state campaign finance laws

2. Key Regulations:

·          • Source prohibitions and contribution limits

·          • Types of source prohibitions (e.g., corporations, foreign nationals)

·          • Contribution limits and exceptions for PACs and Super PACs

3. In-Kind Contributions and Coordinated Activities:

·          • Definition and examples of in-kind contributions

·          • Coordination with candidates and the implications

4. Recent FEC Opinions and Rulings:

·          • Door-to-door canvassing coordination

·          • Internet exception for unpaid communications

5. Ballot Initiatives and Federal Candidates:

·          • Federal candidates’ involvement in state and local ballot measures

·          • Recent advisory opinions from the FEC

6. Post-Election Activities:

·          • Ballot curing coordination with federal candidates

·          • Compliance requirements and legal considerations

Resources

Rules of the Game

The Connection (newly updated)

• Blog post on coordinating canvassing (AFJ Action)

The Pedalshift Project 364: C&O But Slow – Part 2

After a surprisingly fast start for a planned slow tour, it was time to head down trail. But the muddy trail conditions of the night before don’t improve with more rain, and the forecast looks pretty wet and plans… well, they’re meant to change on a big bike trip!


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Celebrate 10 Years of Pedalshift Live 6/8

  • The march to the ten year anniversary of the show commences… Live show to celebrate things June 8th, at 8pm ET. It will be podcasted the following week but always down for some live banter. It’ll be on the YouTube channel and here at pedalshift.net/live.

C&O But Slow – Part 2

Morning Setup and Reflections

  – Description of the camping spot and the decision-making process regarding legal camping sites.

  – Reflections on being overextended the previous night and the challenges of finding a good campsite.

Weather and Trail Conditions

  – Noting the weather holding off the rain for a few more hours.

  – Observations about the better trail surface and concerns about muddy sections post-Paw Paw Tunnel.

Camp Setup and Gear Adjustments

  – Detailed account of morning activities, including packing and adjusting gear.

  – Challenges with the fork bag and adjustments made to the tent setup.

Journey Begins

  – Initial miles covered with observations of the surroundings and the condition of the trail.

  – Encounters with traffic and reflections on the proximity of roads to the trail.

Trail Experiences

  – Encounters with other cyclists, particularly a group of LE officers, and reflections on group riding dynamics.

  – Decision to avoid a large group of cyclists to maintain a personal pace and experience.

Weather Check and Gear Adjustments

  – Checking weather forecasts and preparing for rain by adjusting clothing and gear.

  – Clearing fenders from mud and dealing with bike maintenance issues on the trail.

Scenic Observations

  – Descriptions of the flora and fauna observed along the trail.

  – Reflection on missing the red bud season but enjoying the current wildflower bloom.

Paw Paw Tunnel Experience

  – Detailed ride through of the Paw Paw Tunnel, including conditions and the tunnel’s history.

  – Observations on the descaling and maintenance efforts.

Trail Challenges and Maintenance

  – Continued struggles with mud and fender issues.

  – Descriptions of efforts to keep the bike in good condition amid challenging trail conditions.

Decision Points

  – Considering various options for the day’s ride and the impact of weather on the plans.

  – Reflections on potential stops and the possibility of a zero-mile day due to expected rain.

Hancock

  – Arrival in Hancock and decision-making process about accommodations and next steps.

  – Consideration of resupply options and potential camping sites.

Concluding Thoughts

  – Reflection on the day’s challenges and successes.

  – Cliffhanger about the decision on where to stay for the night and future plans for the ride.

Statistics 

  • Miles biked 42
  • Trail surfaces 3
  • Liters of water purified 2.5
  • Decisions to be made on where to spend the night 1
  • Flats 0

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