The Vermont Outdoors podcast is about the outdoor activities that makes Vermont such a special place. I am talking to the people who live here, play hard here, and who have turned their passion for the outdoors into a lifestyle and/or a business.
#19 - Bikepacking in Vermont with Daniel Jordan
Daniel Jordan is a Bikepacker, Endurance racer and Organizer for the Vermont Super 8 Course, a 640 mile backroads tour of VT. In this discussion we talk about his recent FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the T.A.T.R. Course in New York as well as recap my race of the Super 8. We geek out on all things to do with Bikepacking in Vermont!
For more information on the Super 8 and XVT course - https://www.vermontbikepackers.org
For more information on the new VTXL - https://bikepacking.com/routes/vtxl/
Follow Daniel - https://www.instagram.com/bonkism/
#18 - Ed Vilandre - Investing In VT Series #1
After a summer break, the VTO podcast is back! This episode kicks off a series called “Investing in Vermont”. I will be interviewing people that are involved in shaping the local economy/community in the St. Johnsbury area.
My first guest in the series is Ed Vilandre. Ed founded AV&Co. with Rory Altman in 2002. Ed assists clients with many industry topics, frequently advising CEOs and Boards during complex strategic situations. He often speaks at industry, executive and investor conferences such as COMPTEL, CTAM, the Goldman Sachs Communicopia Conference, Jefferies TMT Conference and the Telecom Investor Conference.
Ed has also served as keynote speaker at a major communications industry association conference. He is frequently invited to discuss topics surrounding successful growth strategies, restructurings and turnaround situations. Prior to co-founding AV&Co., Ed served as Principal and management team member at CSMG. Ed has also served as an Analyst at Cambridge Economics, Inc., a M.I.T.-based economic consulting firm specializing in patent infringement and anti-trust litigation. He holds a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics & Economics from Brown University.
Ed is an Entrepreneur who is actively investing in the Northeast Kingdom. He is a co-owner of the Kingdom Taproom and Table, has local real-estate holdings, and is passionate about his involvement within the local economy.
#17 - Peter Vollers - Vermont Overland
When Peter Vollers is not working as a Real Estate Lawyer, he owns and runs Vermont Overland. His knowledge of and appreciation for Class 4 VT roads has led to the creation of some very unique gravel adventure ride/races. A former Collegiate National Champion and Professional Cyclist, Peter also founded the Killington Mountain School Junior Cycling Team. In this interview we talk about exploring the endless back country roads, ebikes, living in VT and his other big passion, Land Cruisers.
Vollers Law Website - https://www.vollerslaw.com/
Vermont Overland Website - https://www.vermontoverland.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vermontoverland/
#16 - Dr. Alan Betts - Climate Change Scientist
Dr. Alan Betts is an Atmospheric Researcher and Vermont's leading Climate Scientist. In the late 1970s, he moved to Vermont, and for over 40 years he has continued his research on regional and global weather and climate. He has worked with scientists and institutions in the US and around the world; and on many national and international research projects. His work has received wide recognition and several awards. His website is a repository for his many years of work and an excellent place to research the science of Climate Change.
Dr. Betts' website - http://alanbetts.com/
Additional website recommended - https://skepticalscience.com/
#15 - Collin Daulong - Kingdom Cycling and Experiences (KT Series #9)
Collin Daulong and his wife Caitlin own Kingdom Cycling and Experiences. Their company gives bike tours all over New England and during the summer is based trailside at the Kingdom Trails on Darling Hill. In this interview Collin talks about how the company was started, and why accessibility is so important. While we talk about cycling a lot, we also talk about how meditation has been so beneficial to both of us. We go a little deep on this one!
This is #9 in a series on the people of Kingdom Trails in East Burke Vt.
Website - https://www.kingdomexperiences.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kingdomcycling/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kingdomcycling/
#14 - Alex McAndrew - Green Mountain Pro Tune
Alex McAndrew is a professional downhill and enduro mountain biker based in East Burke Vt. Alex and his soon to be wife Ella (also a professional MTB rider) run Vermont Mountain Bike Tours, are coaches and guides and have just opened their new venture Green Mountain Pro Tune. GMPT is a company that helps people set up (and repair) their suspension on mountain bikes. Prior to the podcast Alex set up my new bikes suspension and it was obvious that he loves helping people set up their bike properly.
Vermont Mountain Bike Tours - https://www.vtmtbtours.com/
Green Mountain Pro Tune - https://www.greenmtnprotune.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vermont_mtb_tours/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bikesmcandrew/
Great stuff! Love the podcast and hearing inside stories about Vermont outdoors. Keep them coming. My only knock is when they start getting preachy on pot. Save that for another podcast.
This is a very entertaining and educational show. I don’t ride bicycles or live in VT but I really find this a great podcast, keep it up!
Vermont is awesome. Nate is awesome. And the two things colliding opens up so many wonderful things to know and explore. Thanks for doing this Nate!