41 episodes

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

    • Places & Travel

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.

    Episode 023: Interview with Jonas Deichmann | Cape-to-Cape World Record

    Episode 023: Interview with Jonas Deichmann | Cape-to-Cape World Record

    In episode 23 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the opportunity to catch up with Jonas Deichmann, an ultra-endurance cyclist that was previously a guest in Episode 13. Currently holding two Guinness Book records as the fastest cyclist to cross Eurasia and the fastest cyclist to ride the Pan-America. When I last spoke with Jonas, he was preparing for a monstrous 18,000km, record-setting challenge, which would take him from Northkapp, Norway, all the way down through Europe, the Middle East, and Africa until finishing in Cape Town, South Africa. In today’s episode we are going to talk about his most recent journey, the gear he used to take on this challenge, as well as his experiences and lessons learned during this newest adventure.For links to his social media and webpage, follow the episode 023 link posted below and you will find all his links before the show notes.EPISODE 023: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-023/Follow me at…WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 30 sec       Intro to Episode 23 with Jonas Deichmann and who he is.~ 02 min      What bike he is using, specialty equipment, gear and setup~ 14 min      Record setting with a partner, advantages and disadvantages~ 16m 30s    Route planning and changes on the fly~ 20m 30s    Egyptian police, food poisoning and medicine~ 30m 45s    Most challenging country in Africa, African highlights, cycling S. Africa~ 39 min      World record and Guinness recognition~ 40 min      Plans for 2020 and where to find Jonas online~ 42m 30s    Next time on Bike Tour Adventures: Victor Zicho

    • 43 min
    Episode 022: Interview with Pablo Espitia | Cycling the Silk Road

    Episode 022: Interview with Pablo Espitia | Cycling the Silk Road

    In Episode 22 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to catch up with Pablo Espitia, a young university graduate that has spent the last year cycling the Silk Road from Portugal to China, combining his passions of geography, sustainability and geography with bicycle travel through various cultures. Links to Pablo's social media can be found by clicking my Episode 022 link below.EPISODE 022: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-022/Follow me at…WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 50 sec       Intro to Episode 22 with Pablo Espitia and why he decided to bike tour~ 8 min        How he financed the trip, his bike, setup, luggage and more~ 16m 30s   Cycling through Europe, loving Germany, and Russian reality TV~ 23 min      Contrast between Eastern and Western Europe~ 25m 30s   All about Turkey~ 32m 30s   Georgia and Azerbaijan, getting to Kazakhstan~ 43m 30s   Central Asia from Aktau to Dushanbe~ 48 min      The Pamir Highway and the Bartang Valley~ 59 min      What's next for Pablo?~ 1h2m20s   In the next episode....Jonas Deichmann

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    Episode 021: Interview with Rob Lea | The Ultimate World Triathlon

    Episode 021: Interview with Rob Lea | The Ultimate World Triathlon

    In Episode 021 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the chance to speak with Rob Lea, an adventurer that has just completed the Ultimate World Triathlon, a combination of climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel and crossing the USA on a bicycle: all in one calendar year. Learn about how he prepared for all these different challenges, what the most difficult parts were and why gender equality plays such an important part in his life.Links to Rob's social media and foundation website can be found by clicking my Episode 021 link below.Follow me at…EPISODE 021: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-021/WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 50 sec       Intro to Episode 21 with Rob Lea~ 5 min        Preparing for Mt. Everest, why they climbed from the Tibetan side of the mountain~ 9m 30s     Challenges and dangers to climbing Mt. Everest~ 24 min      Swimming the English Channel and rules for making the swim~ 30 min      What he ate throughout the swim, how he prepared for the swim~ 35 min      Challenges during the swim, pacing, keeping the correct heading~ 40 min      Cycling across the USA, deciding his route~ 45 min      What bike he used, modifications, bike setup~ 50 min      Having a support car and accommodations~ 54m 30s   Highlights and lowlights, which event was most difficult physically and mentally~ 59 min      Gender equality campaign~ 1h 7m       Where to find Rob on social media and what's next for him~ 1h 11m     Next time on Bike Tour Adventures - Pablo Espitia

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 020: Interview with Chris Bennett | Ultra-distance Cycling + Tips on Gear and Bike Set-up

    Episode 020: Interview with Chris Bennett | Ultra-distance Cycling + Tips on Gear and Bike Set-up

    In Episode 020 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to get to know Chris Bennett, a 60 year-old Canadian who settled in New Zealand to escape the Canadian winters. As an engineer working for the World Bank, he has lived and worked in over 34 countries. After completing an Ironman race on every continent, except Antarctica, he shifted to self-supported ultra-endurance bicycle racing. He was attracted to the ‘purity’ of these races where it is just you and your bike trying to get from point A to B as quickly as possible without outside support. Among his races are the Tour Divide from Canada to Mexico, the Transcontinental across Europe, to Istanbul, and most recently the North Cape – Tarifa from Norway to Spain.Links to Chris' websites can be found by clicking my Episode 020 link below.Follow me at…EPISODE 020: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-020/WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 50 sec       Intro to Episode 20 with Chris Bennett~ 2 min        About Chris' sport history and what got him touring~ 3m 30s     From running to triathlon, triathlon to ironman, ironman to ultra-distance cycling~ 8 min        Training and preparing for ultra-distance cycling events~ 18 min      Why ultra-distance cyclists are usually older, managing work and a racing schedule, and sleeping in cemeteries~ 23 min      How ultra-distance cycling is different from traditional bike racing~ 27 min      What he used to race off-road and on-road ultra-distance events, ultra-distance road bike geometry and Shermer's neck.~ 33 min      Finding the right bike seat, why he uses electronic shifting, and managing component failure during a race~ 37 min      Bike set-up, types of racers, equipment, nutrition~ 46 min      Preparing for the Northcape-Tarifa ultra-distance cycling race and cost for such an event~ 52 min      What gear he packed for this race and keeping motivated during the event~ 57 min      Music, fuelling the body, being vegetarian~ 1 hr           Challenges, mechanical issues, dealing with wild dogs~ 1h 8m       Best part of ultra-endurance cycling events, worst moments~ 1h 16m     What's next for Christ Bennett and where to find him

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 019: Interview with Sam Johnson | Pedaling the Globe + 18 Things He's Learned in the Past Two Years

    Episode 019: Interview with Sam Johnson | Pedaling the Globe + 18 Things He's Learned in the Past Two Years

    In Episode 019 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have a chance to catch up with Sam Johnson, an English adventurer that has gone from travelling around in a camper van to pedalling the globe. Having now cycled through 32 countries and over 52,000 km, Sam has experienced civil unrest, seen the worst in people, and the good that is prevalent in the majority of the world.Links to Sam's social media can be found by clicking my Episode 019 link below.Follow me at…EPISODE 019: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-019/WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 30 sec       Intro to Sam Johnson and episode 019~ 1m 30s     Sam's previous career, all about living in a van, why cycle~ 14 min      Sam telling us about his bike, build cost breakdown~ 18 min      European leg of his tour and why it's a good place to start touring~ 23 min      Cycling Asia, getting stuck in Central Asia, and how wow India is~ 29 min      How to survive in -18 degrees celcius, using a touring bike on the Annapurna Circuit~ 34 min      SE Asia, Thailand is amazing but his favourite place is....~ 38 min      The near death experience in Cambodia~ 43 min      Best food in Asia goes to??? And sleeping in bushes in Singapore~ 48 min      Cycling in Australia, the Nullarbour, NZ drivers, and more~ 53 min      Cycling through S. America, spending 5 days in the airport~ 1h 2m       Getting stuck in Ecuador during riots, no cell phone, roadside bandits~ 1h 9m       Current location, all about cafe de ciclistas~ 1h 11m     18 things he's learned from two years in the saddle~ 1h 33m     What's next for Sam.~ 1h 34m     Next week on BTA

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 018 - Interview with Arthur Desclaux | Cycling the World on a Bamboo Bike + How not to end up in a Myanmar prison

    Episode 018 - Interview with Arthur Desclaux | Cycling the World on a Bamboo Bike + How not to end up in a Myanmar prison

    In Episode 018 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Arthur Desclaux, a wood engineer that built his own bamboo bicycle, has toured the world for the last 2 years, and has loved the people he met throughout the entire journey, including those he met while spending time in a Myanmar prison.Links to Arthur's social media can be found by clicking my Episode 018 link below.Follow me at…EPISODE 018: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-018/WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852 Show Notes~ 30 sec       Intro to episode and Arthur Desclaux~ 2 min        The making of a bamboo bike, difficulty, cost, problems~ 8m 30s     The bike route, using Numbeo to make a budget, kitesurfing~ 14m 30s    The story of Myanmar and going to prison~ 21 min      Arthur's passion and reason for travel~ 25m 30s    Cycling in N. America, the Great Divide, a grizzly encounter~ 36 min       The Baja Divide~ 41 min       Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment and what's next~ 44 min       End of episode and next time on Bike Tour Adventures

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Customer Reviews

danbike88 ,

Thanks!!

Love hearing stories of other tourers, gives you loads of ideas.

mcgalat ,

Great cycle traveler podcast!

Always good to hear other travelers and their stories. Great guests... I should know.... I was one!

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