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
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
31:45 Bike shops & communities
Kat Sweet, Sweetlines
35:20 Touring aspirations
38:00 Casey’s favorite bike snacks
41:30 Dream ride
42:20 Advice for newbs
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!
I hope you enjoy the show! Let me know what you think at girleatsbike[at]gmail.com.