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About the Author
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.

Interview 058: 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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Interview 057: 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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Interview 056: 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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BTA Ridecast | Log Drivers Waltz

The Log Drivers Waltz is an 800km bikepacking route that goes around Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. Taking you through many of the small outlying towns, the LGW will challenge bikepackers with an abundance of rail trail, gravel roads, big climbs and beautiful vistas. 

In this episode of the BTA Ridecast, I talk through my successful attempt at setting an FKT on this route that goes right through my home turf. 

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Interview 055: Lael Wilcox | Ultra-distance Adventure Cycling

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the pleasure to interview Lael Wilcox. Lael is a professional ultra-distance adventure cyclist that has achieved so much in just a few short years. From breaking the women’s record on the Tour Divide in 2015, coming first overall on the Trans-Am bike race in 2016, breaking the women’s record on the Baja Divide in 2015 and the men’s record in 2017 as well as numerous other races under her belt, Lael has proven to be one of the top female endurance cyclists in the world.

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Interview 054: Belén & Tristan | 50 Ways To Cycle The World … The Excuse Extinguisher

Welcome to the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast. In this episode I am back with Belén and Tristan as they introduce their newest book to us. This book was designed as a community project to showcase various ways of cycling the world, in the hope of showing people that regardless of circumstance, there is something for everyone.

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Gear Review | Redshift Shockstop Stem

Product Overview The Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem aims to solve an issue that so many people riding road and gravel bikes must deal with. Poor quality roads. Whether you’re on a local group ride, or exploring gravel back roads, the ShockStop Stem will make your ride smoother, faster, and more comfortable. What is RedShift? Founded…

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Ride Review | BT 700

Butter Tart 700 As with any good cycling route, the Butter Tart 700 (BT700) has evolved into a glorious route that is 768km long, taking the rider throughout Southwestern Ontario. The designer of the route, Matthew Kadey, has taken his international experience working in bicycle route development in Costa Rica and Colombia and created a…

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Interview 053: Eric and Jen | The Log Drivers Waltz Bikepacking Route

In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I have the chance to speak with Eric Betteridge and Jen Adams. Hailing from the Ottawa Capital Region, Eric and Jen have been bikepacking and adventuring all over the globe since at least the 1980s. More recently they have created an 800km bikepacking route that encircles the city of Ottawa and takes the rider through many historic areas that predate confederation. Join us on the journey of learning about The Log Driver’s Waltz.

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Blackburn Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll

Product Overview With so many types of handlebar rolls on the market, it’s tough to find one that can stand up the rigor of everyday use. The Blackburn Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll is the premium offering by Blackburn Design, featuring a multi-adjustable harness system to get the roll perfectly set up. What is Blackburn? Beginning…

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