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Traveller, cyclist, and expat with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. By no means an expert at bike touring, join me to learn how to get started with bike touring, different hacks, tricks, and techniques you can use to improve your bike touring experience, or just to hear some of their great experiences along the way. A new episode will be released as often as possible, on various topics related to bike touring adventures.

Bike Tour Adventures Podcast Chris Panasky

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Traveller, cyclist, and expat with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. By no means an expert at bike touring, join me to learn how to get started with bike touring, different hacks, tricks, and techniques you can use to improve your bike touring experience, or just to hear some of their great experiences along the way. A new episode will be released as often as possible, on various topics related to bike touring adventures.

    Interview 057: Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia | Bikepack Racing

    Interview 057: Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia | Bikepack Racing

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I speak with Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia. Coming from Toronto, Canada, Theo has been crushing gravel routes these past couple years, setting an Fastest Known Time record on the BTXL in 2020. The BTXL, located in Southern Ontario, is a combination of the BT700 (768km) and the Grand Nith Ramble (350km) coming in at just over 1100km of riding, with 10400 metres of elevation. In 2021, Theo did it again and beat his own time, setting a new FKT of 84h 17m and also finished 1st on the Alberta Rockies 700, a gruelling race in the west of Canada.


    EPISODE 057: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-057/ 


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    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theokelsey_/ 


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    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 


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    Show Notes


    ~ 00m 45s     Words for a fallen comrade
    ~ 04m 15s      Intro to Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia
    ~ 06m 15s      Previous bikepacking/touring experience
    ~ 08m 30s     Theo's bike(s), setup and bags
    ~ 20m 00s      Adapting gear and packing spare parts
    ~ 23m 00s      BTXL and sleep management
    ~ 32m 45s      Favourite parts of the BTXL
    ~ 37m 20s      Alberta Rockies 700 and winning tactics
    ~ 48m 45s      What's next for Theo?
    ~ 55m 30s      Sponsors, Patreon and upcoming contest

    • 1 hr
    Interview 056: Leah Goldstein | From Bruce Lee to James Bond to Superwoman

    Interview 056: Leah Goldstein | From Bruce Lee to James Bond to Superwoman

    In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have a chance to speak with Leah Goldstein as she shares her journey with the listeners. From world kickboxing champion to working as an Israeli Special Forces Instructor, Leah has also been a national level duathlete, professional bike races and motivational speaker. As a 3 time Race Across America participant, Leah this year finished first overall in what can safely be described as one of the toughest bike races in the world.

     


    EPISODE 056: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-056/ 


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    WEBSITE: https://leahgoldstein.com/ 


    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goldstein_leah_/ 


    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/leahgoldstein1 


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    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 


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    Show Notes


    ~ 03m 10s     Intro to Leah Goldstein
    ~ 06m 00s    Leah's career as a duathlete and professional cyclist
    ~ 11m 30s     Racing RAAM and Shermer's neck
    ~ 16m 45s    The mental aspect of endurance cycling
    ~ 22m 30s    Preparing for RAAM 2021, dealing with the heat wave
    ~ 34m 20s    Mental preparation for events like this
    ~ 42m 30s    The support crew, sleep schedules and time on vs off the bike
    ~ 53m 10s     Her book "No Limits"
    ~ 50m 00s    Growth of women participation in ultra-distance sports
    ~ 60m 02s     Thoughts on doing an unsupported race

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BTA Ridecast | Log Drivers Waltz

    BTA Ridecast | Log Drivers Waltz

    The Log Drivers Waltz is an 800km bikepacking route that goes around Canada's capital city, Ottawa. Taking you through many of the small outlying towns, the LGW will challenge bikepackers with an abundance of rail trail, gravel roads, big climbs and beautiful vistas. 


    In this episode of the BTA Ridecast, I talk through my successful attempt at setting an FKT on this route that goes right through my home turf. 


     


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    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 

    • 26 min
    Interview 055: Lael Wilcox | Ultra-distance Adventure Cycling

    Interview 055: Lael Wilcox | Ultra-distance Adventure Cycling

    In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the pleasure to interview Lael Wilcox. Lael is a professional ultra-distance adventure cyclist that has achieved so much in just a few short years. From breaking the women's record on the Tour Divide in 2015, coming first overall on the Trans-Am bike race in 2016, breaking the women's record on the Baja Divide in 2015 and the men's record in 2017 as well as numerous other races under her belt, Lael has proven to be one of the top female endurance cyclists in the world.
     

    EPISODE 055: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-055/ 


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    WEBSITE: https://laelwilcox.com/  


    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/laelwilcox/?hl=en 


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    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ 


    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv 


    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 


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    Show Notes


    ~ 03m 10s     Intro to Lael Wilcox
    ~ 04m 30s     Early bike touring and bikes
    ~ 11m 30s      Seasonal touring
    ~ 15m 45s     First endurance race and cycling to the Tour Divide start
    ~ 21m 21s      Advice for people looking to get into ultra-distance cycling, her bikes and gearing
    ~ 26m 45s    Deciding which bike to use and bike setup
    ~ 32m 20s    The Alaska Pipeline Time Trial and food management
    ~ 38m 45s    Bike route development & the Baja Divide
    ~ 42m 00s    End notes and next episode ... Leah Goldstein 

    • 43 min
    Interview 054: Belén & Tristan | 50 Ways to Cycle the World ... The Excuse Extinguisher

    Interview 054: Belén & Tristan | 50 Ways to Cycle the World ... The Excuse Extinguisher

    Welcome to the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast. In this episode I am back with Belén and Tristan as they introduce their newest book to us. This book was designed as a community project to showcase various ways of cycling the world, in the hope of showing people that regardless of circumstance, there is something for everyone.



    EPISODE 054: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-054/ 

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    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ 


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    ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 


     


    Show Notes


    ~ 11m 25s     Intro to Belén and Tristan
    ~ 17m 30s    About 50 Ways
    ~ 36m 00s    The response from participants
    ~ 55m 30s    Favourite and most challenging part of making this book
    ~ 62m 45s    Who would you like to spend a day or more in the shoes of? Who would you not want to spend a day in the shoes of?
    ~ 70m 00s     How the book changed their mindsets towards bike touring?
    ~ 75m 30s     Upcoming adventures
    ~ 80m 30s     Where to find Tristan & Belén
    ~ 86m 00s     Next time on BTA and end credits

    • 1 hr 28 min
    BTA Ridecast | BT700

    BTA Ridecast | BT700

    My ride review of the BT700 bikepacking route in Southern Ontario


    St. Jacob's --> Port Elgin --> Owen Sound --> Blue Mountain Range --> Caledon --> St. Jacob's

    • 29 min

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