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Episode 26: James Bay Descent, part ‪1‬ King of the Ride

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The first in a two part series about the record setting James Bay Descent fat bike expedition through northern Canada, Ted sits down to talk with the rest of the team, Eric Batty, Ryan Atkins, and Buck Miller. This ride is a 600+km, ten day, self-supported ride from Attawapiskat in Ontario, to the Nunavut Territory in the James Bay, then south to Smooth Rock Falls. Weathering temperatures as low as -40 degrees C/F and pedaling through polar bears country, this ride has its risks. Today's episode is a precursor to how the team will tackle such an intrepid and out-there adventure. This episode was recorded the day they set out for two days of literally, "bike practice" to see what it's like to wield these 85-100 pound bikes and in temperatures well below zero up in the Adirondacks in New York. The ride was possible with the gracious thanks to Cannondale Fat CAAD bikes, Blackburn's Outpost line up of bags for the frame/handlebar/saddle bags, 45NRTH's Cobrafist pogeys and Wolfgar boots, Timmermade sleeping systems, Kombi's mittens and wool long underwear, a mountain of maple fuel thanks to UnTapped. Please check out the fundraising component of this ride, the beneficiary being the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, Moosonee Office: https://www.gofundme.com/james-bay-descent-timmins-native-friendship-center A big thanks goes out to Strava for presenting this episode! Specifically, be sure to look up their new podcast Athletes Unfiltered. Featuring normal athletes, good, inspiring people, daring enough to share their journey day after day. If you like King of the Ride, you'll dig Athletes Unfiltered.

The first in a two part series about the record setting James Bay Descent fat bike expedition through northern Canada, Ted sits down to talk with the rest of the team, Eric Batty, Ryan Atkins, and Buck Miller. This ride is a 600+km, ten day, self-supported ride from Attawapiskat in Ontario, to the Nunavut Territory in the James Bay, then south to Smooth Rock Falls. Weathering temperatures as low as -40 degrees C/F and pedaling through polar bears country, this ride has its risks. Today's episode is a precursor to how the team will tackle such an intrepid and out-there adventure. This episode was recorded the day they set out for two days of literally, "bike practice" to see what it's like to wield these 85-100 pound bikes and in temperatures well below zero up in the Adirondacks in New York. The ride was possible with the gracious thanks to Cannondale Fat CAAD bikes, Blackburn's Outpost line up of bags for the frame/handlebar/saddle bags, 45NRTH's Cobrafist pogeys and Wolfgar boots, Timmermade sleeping systems, Kombi's mittens and wool long underwear, a mountain of maple fuel thanks to UnTapped. Please check out the fundraising component of this ride, the beneficiary being the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, Moosonee Office: https://www.gofundme.com/james-bay-descent-timmins-native-friendship-center A big thanks goes out to Strava for presenting this episode! Specifically, be sure to look up their new podcast Athletes Unfiltered. Featuring normal athletes, good, inspiring people, daring enough to share their journey day after day. If you like King of the Ride, you'll dig Athletes Unfiltered.

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