The Pedalshift Project 359: Urban Bike Touring

So much of our bike travel is out on the open road, or along some back country trail. But what about the cities? On this edition, we talk about how to make cities and suburban riding a fun and enjoyable part of your next urban bike tour!


The Pedalshift Project 359: Urban Bike Touring

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Urban Bike Touring

Planning Your Urban Adventure

– route planning in urban areas.

– researching bike-friendly cities and regions.

– know the area and any rules of paths

Choosing the Right Bike and Gear

– bike and gear choices for urban touring.

– have a flexible setup

– Gear recommendations – locks, lights, and bags

Navigating Cities and Suburbs

– Tips for navigating city streets safely and confidently.

– Discuss bike lanes, bike-sharing programs, and public transportation integration.

– Strategies for dealing with traffic and busy intersections.

Finding Accommodations

– Roofed vs unroofed

-hotels, hostels, rentals, camping.

– Plan ahead vs. staying flexible

Immerse Yourself

– Highlight the unique cultural experiences that urban touring offers.

– Suggestions for exploring local cuisine, art, and events.

– Best experiences – NYC, Tampa, SF, LA, San Diego

Challenges 

– theft concerns and bike security.

– “bad parts of the city” may be real or may be reverse hype

– comfort over all else

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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Election Season Advocacy: What Your Foundation Needs to Know

Guess What! It’s 2024, which means we have a BIG election on the horizon. Not only will voters take to the polls to decide who will be our next President, but they’ll also be invited to speak their voice in relation to ballot measures and down ballot races that will impact our laws and determine who will represent us in local government, state legislatures, Congress, the courts, and more! With so much at stake, many private and public foundations may be curious whether they have a role to play. The answer is YES! And, this episode of the podcast will discuss the rules foundations need to know when funding and engaging in nonpartisan election activities.

Attorneys for this show

Monika Graham, Tim Mooney, Natalie Ossenfort

Show Notes

·       General rule: private and public foundations (as 501(c)(3) organizations) are permitted to engage in and fund nonpartisan election season activities.

o   No support or opposition of candidates for public office (including candidates running in “nonpartisan” races)

o   No telling people who to vote for on their ballots or encouraging them to vote for particular political parties

o   Keep it NONPARTISAN. The facts and circumstances matter.

o   Remember that special rules will apply to private foundations when it comes to voter registration activities and ballot measures (discussed later in this episode)

 

·       General GOTV Activities (not talking voter registration here)

o   Both private and public foundations are permitted to engage in nonpartisan get-out-the-vote (GOTV) activities

§  Avoid referencing parties or candidates

§  Do not suggest who people should vote for

§  Use nonpartisan targeting only

o   Examples

§  Communications posted on social media reminding readers that “Your Vote is Your Voice” without reference to candidates and parties and without suggesting that people vote for candidates who have particular stance on issues of importance to the foundation

§  Communications circulated at local events that remind people to “Vote. It’s Easy!” and provide information on where, when, and how to vote.

·       Make sure you get the information correct

·       Don’t target your outreach based on partisan criteria (i.e. populations / communities who you think are likely to vote for certain types of candidates)

o   As always, remember that other laws (like state law) may apply to your work in addition to the tax code rules requiring nonpartisanship.

 

·       Candidate Education

o   Offer educational resources and materials to ALL candidates

o   Provide only information that is previously gathered

§  Avoid generating and analyzing new data or conducting new research per a candidate’s request

§  But, do feel free to point candidates to information posted publicly on your website

o   What if a candidate or campaign staffer calls your offices asking for talking points for an upcoming rally? Resist the urge to provide them with that information because it equates to an impermissible candidate contribution.

 

·       Voter Registration

o   501(c)(3) Public charities are permitted to engage in and fund nonpartisan voter registration activities.

§  This means that not only can community foundations directly fund their public charity grantees’ voter registration drives, but they can also engage in voter registration themselves.

§  Just remember to keep it nonpartisan and to follow state and federal law.

o   Now private foundations are subject to more restrictive rules when it comes to voter registration.

§  Private foundation cannot fund voter registration drives whether they are doing it themselves or making grants earmarked for them – unless the drive is nonpartisan and conducted in 5 or more states over multiple election cycles

§  This means that many of their public charity grantees’ will not be eligible to receive grants that are earmarked for voter registration.

§  BUT, it does NOT mean that public charities can’t use funds provided through a general support grant for nonpartisan voter registration purposes.

 

·       What about ballot measures?

o   Ballot measures are effectively pieces of legislation, and it’s the voting public with the power to vote on them.

o   Whether it’s a bond proposal, constitutional amendment, or other type of initiative, public charities are allowed to support or oppose ballot measures.

o   But, because of their legislative nature, support or opposition of measures qualifies as lobbying.

o   Public charities (like community foundations) are limited in how much lobbying they are permitted to do under the tax code and should count their ballot measure activities (and grants earmarked for ballot measure advocacy) against their lobbying limits.

o   Private foundations are effectively prohibited from lobbying due to a steep excise tax imposed by the tax code. As such, they should avoid supporting or opposing measures and earmarking grants for that purpose.

 

Resources

·       Investing in Change: https://afj.org/resource/investing-in-change-a-funders-guide-to-supporting-advocacy/

·       Community Foundations

o   Rules of the Game a Guide to Election Related Activities: https://afj.org/resource/the-rules-of-the-game-a-guide-to-election-related-activities-for-501c3-organizations/

o   Election Checklist for Public Charities: https://afj.org/resource/election-checklist-for-501c3-public-charities-ensuring-election-year-advocacy-efforts-remain-nonpartisan/

·       Private Foundations

o   Voter Registration Rules for Private Foundations: https://afj.org/resource/voter-registration-rules-for-private-foundations/

o   Voter Engagement Messaging and Activities for Private Foundations: https://afj.org/resource/voter-engagement-messaging-and-activities-for-private-foundations/

·       Election Activities of Individuals Associated with Private and Public Foundations: https://afj.org/resource/election-activities-of-individuals-associated-with-501c3-organizations/

·       4/17 Public Webinar on Foundations and Election-Related Activities: https://secure.everyaction.com/7TbHTruU2EOizr289QaNUw2?emci=c121c8f7-80eb-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&emdi=d570d8a8-0fed-ee11-aaf0-002248223794&ceid=2918047

 

The Pedalshift Project 358: The eBike Build Update

The big project for 2024 is building the ultimate custom e-bike. On this episode we update where I’m at with the project… have I narrowed things down or am I hopelessly lost in  the paradox of choice?


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e-Bike Build Update

  • Overview of the e-bike build vs. buy decision.
  • Experiences and research done in Portland, Oregon, highlighting e-bike focused shops.
  • Discussion on the drawbacks of commercially available e-bikes, particularly around proprietary battery systems.
  • Attraction to the “Biking Brian” style of massive battery and universal adapters for custom builds.
  • Considerations against “chonky” e-bike frames for a sleeker, non-e-bike appearance.
  • The decision leaning towards a custom build for its expandability and customization.
  • Thoughts on suspension and tire width for e-bike comfort and stability.
  • Exploring the option of converting the host’s Safari touring bike into an e-bike.
    • Financial and technical considerations of a DIY build.
    • Potential barriers and required new skills and tools.
  • The sentimental value of the Safari bike and the implications of converting it.
  • The downsides of rim brakes on an e-bike and the consideration of disc brakes.
  • Timing concerns for the build project overlapping with prime touring season.
  • Upsides of undertaking the e-bike project: a rewarding challenge, expanding bike mechanic skills, and personalizing the bike.
  • Dilemmas between the ease of buying a pre-made e-bike and the appeal of a custom build.
  • Future steps: considering all options post upcoming spring tour with the Safari bike.
  • Closing thoughts on the e-bike build or buy journey and its implications for the host’s cycling future.
  • Mention of Biking Brian’s build video and load management insights.
  • Security considerations for e-bikes, particularly battery theft.
  • Final reflections on the episode’s discussion and the ongoing decision process.

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 357: Space Coast Loop – Takeaways

With the 2024 Florida ride in the rearview mirror, it’s time to assess how it went. I did the ride a bit differently this time… was it the right call? Is there something I definitely want to do next time? And what will I never do again in the Orlando area?


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Space Coast Loop – Takeaways

  • A Brompton can do just about any kind of touring you throw at it
  • Resist the temptation to leave tools at home, even for urban tours
  • Best sun management for me – cover up arms and legs, sunscreen face and neck
  • Cycling gloves do make a difference
  • The rumors are true: upright riding is more comfortable
  • The backpack trick is back, baby!
  • Never take US192 to cross I4 – it’s not safe
  • Cycling into Disney World is fun, and I think I’ll keep doing it
  • Central Florida is constantly evolving – some of the trails I ended up on randomly (Shingle Creek Trail opened last year – thanks for the info Fernando!)
  • FL C2C trail is A+ but I’m also intrigued with the Heart of FL trail and the St. Johns River to Sea Loop

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 356: Space Coast Loop – Part 4

The final day of the Space Coast Loop was supposed to be the easiest… a familiar route and a familiar destination, with maybe a quirk at the end. But would my luck avoiding mechanicals finally run out and would making a route change in the middle of the ride end up putting me in the middle of an interstate highway?


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Space Coast Loop – Part 4

  • An Early Start: Starting in St. Cloud, riding by a nearby farm.
  • Route Change: Deciding to take a more direct route including an unfamiliar trail.
  • Riding on US 192: Riding on US 192, recalling past experiences.
  • Assessing Traffic Conditions: Planning to evaluate safety and traffic near Disney Resort.
  • A Mechanical Issue: Facing and resolving a chain jam.
  • Discovering and Using Trails: Finding and using multi-use paths and trails.
  • Encountering Wildlife and Agriculture: Commenting on cows and agriculture near urban areas.
  • Navigating Challenges: US 192 is a bad idea to ride when it crosses I-4!
  • Reflecting on Planning vs. Reality: Reflecting on the differences between planning and actual conditions.
  • Concluding at Coronado Springs Resort: Ending the day at Coronado Springs Resort, opting for a lift to another location.

Statistics

Miles biked 34.8
Terrible route change ideas 1
Creams in my iced coffee 2
55+ resorts biked by 3? more?
Chain jams 1
Flats 0

Trip Overview

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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Bold AF with Vu Le

For our 100th episode, we are excited to chat with the incomparable Vu Le of Nonprofit AF. Vu brings his unique blend of insight, humor, and a pinch of provocation to the table, all wrapped up in the perspectives you’ve come to know from his writing. Vu is a treasure trove of wisdom for the nonprofit world and his takes are all his own and don’t necessarily reflect those of Alliance for Justice. A huge thank you for listening (and occasionally watching) our brand of spicy tax law for these 100 episodes, and what a better way to celebrate than with a guest who’s not afraid to shake things up all in the name of progress and passion for the cause.

Watch on the Bolder Advocacy YouTube Channel

 

•           Introduction to Vu Le: His background and approach to writing about the nonprofit sector.

•           Humor and Seriousness in Nonprofit Work: The balance between using humor and addressing serious topics in the sector.

•           Finding One’s Voice in the Nonprofit Space: Advice on how to develop a unique voice and perspective.

•           Critiques of Nonprofit and Philanthropy Practices: Vu’s views on overhead costs, salary transparency, lack of investment in advocacy, and the need for nonprofits to challenge conventional practices.

•           Role of Funders and Power Dynamics: Discussion on how funders influence the nonprofit sector, the concept of “funder fragility,” and the push for transparency and honesty in grantmaking.

•           Advocacy and Legal Challenges: The importance of advocacy work, the challenges faced by nonprofits in political environments, and the need for legal support.

•           Celebrating Nonprofit Achievements: Acknowledgment of the sector’s vital role in societal progress and the need for greater appreciation and support.

•           Predictions and Challenges for the Future: Reflections on the sector’s future challenges, including political influences and the need for a unified response to societal issues.

 

Read more of Vu’s work at Nonprofit AF.

The Pedalshift Project 355: Space Coast Loop – Part 3

Day 3 of the ride was a return to a familiar road route that kicked off this whole riding in Florida thing all the way back in 2019. But after two days of mostly idyllic trail riding, would competing for asphalt with cars and trucks be a rude awakening? And also, what direction are the prevailing winds in Florida again?


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Space Coast Loop – Part 3

  • Morning Preparations and Departure
    • Early morning considerations for layer adjustment due to temperature changes.
    • Decision against taking a shortcut due to inferior biking infrastructure, opting for safer, longer routes with better facilities.
  • Route and Scenery
    • Travel south of Titusville on Indian River Road, enjoying the views and calm traffic with speed bumps to moderate speed.
    • Encounters with beautiful landscapes, including Spanish moss on trees and scenic river views.
  • Supply Stops
    • Initial plan to stop at Walgreens, followed by a successful stop at Publix for supplies.
    • Consumption of sugary drinks and snacks for energy, reflecting on dietary preferences and changes over time.
  • Riding Experience
    • Descriptions of varying road conditions, including the impact of headwinds and the strategy for energy management.
    • Observations on traffic behavior, especially around large trucks, and personal safety measures like visibility and lane positioning.
  • Accommodation and Rest
    • Arrival at an Airbnb in St. Cloud, highlighting the rural setting with chickens, roosters, and ducks, and the installation of a new bike path enhancing access to the property
    • Reflections on the physical and mental challenges of the day, including the effectiveness of sugar and caffeine against headwinds, and the benefits of music for motivation.
  • Planning and Anticipation
    • Planning for the next day’s route with considerations for traffic and personal endurance.
    • Strategic thinking about meal planning, gear management, and the anticipation of a shorter ride day.

The Airbnb I stayed at in St. Cloud

Statistics

  • Miles biked 59.1
  • Sugary drink references 1
  • Farm animals observed 200?
  • Missed turns 3
  • Tears for Fears references 1
  • Flats 0

Trip Overview

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 354: Space Coast Loop – Part 2

Day 2 of the Space Coast Loop, starts with another early morning, and nearly twice the mileage of the previous day. Riding on the Spring to Spring and East Central Regional Rail Trails promised to be great, along all the Spanish moss and unique wildlife central Florida has to offer. But ah those pesky headwinds coming off the coast I’m trying to reach… will my less-than-robust pre-ride conditioning do me in?


The Pedalshift Project 354: Space Coast Loop - Part 2

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Space Coast Loop – Part 2

  • Morning start and campsite experience details
  • Weather conditions and gear choices
  • Appreciation for campsite amenities and value
  • Plans for the day’s ride, including terrain and stops
  • Descriptions of the Spring to Spring Trail and East Central Regional Rail Trail
  • Interactions with other cyclists and wildlife observations
  • Food and hydration strategy throughout the day
  • Physical and mental state reflections
  • Overall journey reflections, including trail beauty and challenges
  • Anticipation for future rides and route planning

Evening reflections and campsite experiences

Statistics

  • Miles biked 51.4
  • Sugary sodas 2
  • Shoutouts to Aussies 1 (Matty Freedom!)
  • Spanish Moss mentions 3
  • NASA nerdery count 5 or 6?
  • Sum total of Manatees and Hammocks at Manatee Hammock campground 0
  • Frustration with wind noise on this tour journal infinity
  • Flats 0

Trip Overview

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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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