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Hey there Joyriders!
You are in for a treat today friends, because you are about to meet artist and mountain biker Casey Sheppard from Case of the Nomads – a yearlong (14 month) road trip where Casey has been visiting art and mountain biking communities to connect with others. With the help of her brother, she converted a Ford transit connect into a live/work space then packed up her jewelry artist studio, dog and bike to live a life on the road.
In this episode we are OBVIOUSLY going to dig into this experience, we’re also going to talk about going tubeless, living in a van down by the river, finding community on the road and the trail, and pickles.
Here are the timestamps to some of the things we chat about:
2:30 Brockway, PA Brockway Center for Arts & Technology, http://www.brockwaycatart.org/home
4:30 Pins in the Map
Rebecca Rusch, Wheel Girls Camp
6:40 Casey’s first bike
9:20 Learning to MTB
11:00 Nomadic spark – aka living in a van down by the river
20:30 Casey’s favorite rides on the road
25:00 Mechanical comfort on the bike
28:40 Booting a tire, Stans
31:45 Bike shops & communities
Gravel World, PCL
Absolute Bike Shops, Sedona
Planet Bike, near DuBois
Kat Sweet, Sweetlines
35:20 Touring aspirations
Pittsburgh-DC, GAP Trail
Decorah Bicycle Shop
38:00 Casey’s favorite bike snacks
41:30 Dream ride
42:20 Advice for newbs
Make sure you check out Case of the Nomads, connect socially on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
Next week on the show we’ll catch up with spinster Gretchen Howell, who’s on her solo North American bike tour. You do not want to miss it!
Be sure to follow me @girleatsbike on Facebook, the Twitter, Instagram – even Pinterest, where today I was curating my new board called “Bike Snacks”. You know how I do.
I hope you enjoy the show! Let me know what you think at girleatsbike[at]gmail.com.
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