In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I speak with Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia. Coming from the Toronto, Canada, Theo has been crushing gravel routes these past couple years, setting an FKT on the BTXL in 2020, beating his own time and setting a new FKT in 2021 on the BTXL and in the process beating my BT700 FKT time, as well as finishing 1st on the Alberta Rockies 700 this year.
Cheers . Keep on pedalling.
Follow Theo on his adventures at:
~ 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