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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 051: Filmed by Bike Festival & Rugile Kaladyte On Her Film “I Just Want To Ride”

Ayleen Crotty of the Filmed by Bike Festival In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I get to chat with the organizer of the Filmed by Bike Festival, Ayleen Crotty. Unlike many of the Adventure Film Festivals out there, this festival is specifically aimed at showcasing the world best bike movies. As many bike tourers…

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Interview 050: Zoe & Olivier | Exploring The World With Only Human Power

In this episode of BTA, I get to met Zoe Agasi and Olivier Van Herck, a couple of travellers from Amsterdam that embarked in an open ended adventure of a life time on the very last day of September 2016. They started by traveling across Europe by bike then mixing up boats, hiking boots and skis to get wherever their curiosity would pull them. They are advocating for a slower and more sustainable way of travelling, giving the example of what is possible to achieve on zero, two, or six sets of wheels. They’ve since travelled more than 41000km and are not planning to stop anytime soon.

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Interview 049: Nomad Family By Bicycle

Nomad Family by Bicycle In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures podcast, I will be speaking with Xavier, Céline, Nayla and Fibie Pasche – The Nomadic Family by Bicycle. Having been on a perpetual bike tour since 2010 and both girls being born along the way, this has resulted in the girls having more…

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BTA Touring Talk – Episode 4 | Bike Maintenance

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Bike Tour Adventures Touring Talk. In this episode I have Carl Presseault, my most recent guest from Interview 047, co-hosting an episode in which we will talk about Bike maintenance on the road and what we consider to be the most important tools to take with you on the road. We’re going to discuss some of the most common problems you may have while touring and what is the best way to overcome the situation.

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Interview 048: Layton Keddy | Off The Beaten Path in Australia And Papua New Guinea

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I catch up with Layton Keddy while he is in Australia. In 2019, Layton decided to leave Saskatchewan, Canada, and go explore the world by moving to Australia so as to be able to work and travel.  With bike in hand, he would use his holidays and breaks to explore the vastness that is Australia and Tasmania. When an opportunity arose for him to take his work experience to Papua New Guinea, Layton was thrilled to have the chance to learn about a completely different way of life and experience their culture by bike.

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Interview 047: Carl Presseault | From European Bike Touring to Bikepacking Locally

In this episode I have the chance to speak with Carl Presseault, a nearly neighbour of mine, living in the Ottawa Capital Region. Having worked in the bike industry since 2004, Carl got into bike touring in 2013 when an ex-girlfriend told him she wanted to bike tour for a year in Europe. Although the relationship with his ex may not have lasted, the bike touring relationship is still going strong, even all these years later. More recently Carl has started to use bikepacking as a means of doing fast tours around the region he lives.

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Interview 046: Chris Panasky | Bike Touring, Bikepacking and Podcasting

In Episode 046 of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I was interviewed by Adam Hugill, a friend that has been on the podcast a couple times and co-hosted episodes on several occasions in addition to this. In this episode Adam and I speak about how I got into bike touring, what type of touring I prefer, my most recent adventure in the summer of 2020, and then some general discussion about the podcast. 

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Interview 045: Cory Mortensen | The Buddha And The Bee

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I speak with Cory Mortensen about his 2-month leave of absence in which he cycled from Minnesota to California. In this story of self-discovery, Cory broke away from society’s expectations and embarked on an adventure that forever changed his life’s trajectory. After 20 years of adventure and travel, Cory has finally written a memoir on his life-changing adventure. Titled, “The Buddha and the Bee: Biking through America’s forgotten roadways on an accidental journey of discovery”. Today, we will discus Cory’s new book, how the adventure changed his life, and what compelled him to make such drastic changes to his life in the aftermath.

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Interview 044: George Beesley | From Bike Tourer to Starting an Adventure Company

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I speak with George Beesley, bike tour adventurer and fellow podcast host. With a start in finance, and most likely a cushy job paying good money, George decided to go on an adventure, and what better way to do that than to fly to the top of Alaska and start cycling south. Since that time, he started a podcast, which has since been revamped into an adventure business as well.

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Interview 043: Belén and Tristan | BIKE LIFE

In Episode 43 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Belen Castello and Tristan Bogaard. After something like 3 years on the road, Belen and Tristan were forced to stop, as so many of you were. Instead of just waiting for everything to get back to normal, they devoted their time to putting the finishing touches on their coffee table book titled, “Bike Life”. I’ve had the pleasure of being able to read through the book and it accomplishes something that so many novels fail to do. With beautiful pictures to accentuate very descriptive text, the book makes you want to drop everything and jump on the bike.

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