Bike Touring, Bikepacking and Route Development with Matt Kadey
In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, Matthew Kadey and I finally have the chance to record this long awaited interview. I first learned about Matt when I heard about the Butter Tart 700, more commonly known as the BT 700, the first long-distance bikepacking route in Ontario that featured a Grand Depart. In the time since creating the BT 700, Matt has gone on to develop 5 long distance bikepacking routes in Ontario, as well as several routes in Costa Rica and Colombia. An experienced bike tourer, bikepacker, route designer and a chef, Matt has tons of experience to share with listeners.
Cheers Matt. Keep on pedalling.
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~ 00m 45s BTA housekeeping: Bikepack Adventures Grand Depart, Lucky draw, how to support the show
~ 05m 00s Intro to Matthew Kadey and cycling background: bike, packing, travel style, etc
~ 20m 00s Cycling the Pacific Coast and getting “the bug”, going to Myanmar, Sri Lanka, etc
~ 35m 20s Gravel biking and bikepacking
~ 52m 00s Route development: BT 700 in-depth discussion
~ 01h 22m Creating bikepacking routes internationally
~ 01h 31m Nutrition advice –> Matt’s balls (hahahaha)
~ 01h 41m Closing notes