Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia

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.


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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


Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

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