126: Steve O’Shaughnessy | MyBack40 Podcast and Bikepacking Western Canada

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, Steve O'Shaughnessy and I sit down for a conversation on how we got into podcasting, what led us to bikepacking and how our passion for biking drives the development of our podcasts and ultimately, take us on amazing adventures. Steve has on multiple occasions ridden the BC Epic 1000, AR 700 and Lost Elephant bike races. He has a deep appreciation of all things bikes and finds that his deepest connections are with people who like to travel by bike. Listen to this conversation and be sure to check out his podcast as well.

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125: Ryan Van Duzer | No Crashies! No Flatties! No Whammies!

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, I sit down with Ryan Van Duzer. Ryan, better known as Duzer, has been creating video for over 15 years now, having established himself as an adventurer that shows the highs and lows of any adventure he is on. From working in the Peace Corps, producing travel shows and surviving a survival show, Ryan has grown his YouTube channel, Duzer TV, to more than 141,000 subscribers. With his motto Get Out There, Ryan is on a quest to motivate people to get off their couch and get active, no matter whether it is a micro-adventure or a massive odyssey. 

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124: Antonio Libutti | Bikepacking Home Through Europe

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast I have the chance to catch up with Antonio Libutti, an Italian cyclist that has spent the majority of the past 6 months on a bicycle adventure through Europe. Wanting to tour but finding it too hot during the Italian summer, Antonio decided to take a bus up north and make a long detour through Northern Europe as he makes his way home.

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121: Jon Hicken of Restrap

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I'm speaking with Jon Hicken, the marketing manager of Restrap. For the past while, I had been thinking it would be great to reach out to companies whose products I have used and found to be of exceptional quality and practicality and to have them on the show. Having used their race aero bags throughout the past year, I personally believe they are second to none. After reaching out to Jon, the marketing manager, I learned that he is quite a well travelled bike tourer and bikepacker, having bikepacked and toured in Scotland, Japan, Croatia and more. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak with him and learn more about the cycle luggage industry and his own adventures.

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119: Isaac, Alex and Lucas | Pedal4Parks

In this Bike Tour Adventures interview I have the chance to speak with a group of adventurers that have recently completed a truly unique cycling adventure, while also working towards increasing public awareness of climate solutions, the importance of preserving the U.K's natural environment and finally encouraging others to explore the outdoors. In today's episode I am speaking with Isaac Kenyon, Alex Pierrot and Lucas Haitzmann, 3 of the 5 members of the team that this past summer cycled from the Orkney Islands in the north of the United Kingdom to the Isley of Scilly in the south, using bikes the entire way. Listen in to find out how they accomplished this.

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118: Theo Kelsey-Verdecchia | Bikepack Racing

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.

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117: Leah Goldstein | From Bruce Lee to James Bond To Superwoman

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have a chance to speak with Leah Goldstein as she shares her journey with the listeners. From world kickboxing champion to working as an Israeli Special Forces Instructor, Leah has also been a national level duathlete, professional bike races and motivational speaker. As a 3 time Race Across America participant, Leah this year finished first overall in what can safely be described as one of the toughest bike races in the world.

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