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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 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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Interview 042 : Arie Hoogerbrugge | Catching Up With Arie After a Year Cycling in Canada

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the change to catch up with Arie Hugerbrugge and see how things have been going on with him since we first spoke in Episode 032.  A lot has happened, or, more correctly, a lot has happened since Arie and I last spoke. With all the changes to his tour that we first talked about, Arie has had to continually adapt his tour to the changing circumstances that Covid-19 has forced upon us this past year. Because of these changing circumstances, we weren’t able to meet up while cycling, as Arie had already modified and changed his route. Since we weren’t able to catch up in person, we figured we may as well make a podcast out of it.

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Gear Review | Opus Horizon: Long-term Review

Having ridden road bikes since 2003, I decided it was time to change things up. In 2020 I traded in my road bike for something more modern and a little bit more versatile. With a more relaxed geometry than a traditional road bike, the ability to fit wider tires and plenty of braze-ons for mounting…

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Interview 041: Claudine Desiree | 5-year Bike Tour While Teaching Cob Building Workshops Internationally

Claudine Desiree In episode 41 of Bike Tour Adventures, I speak with Claudine Desiree. As a practitioner of sustainable housing development, Claudine has used cycle touring as a sustainable means of travelling between her destinations, while leading COB building workshops around the globe. I first heard about Claudine from my friend Derek when he attended…

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The Ultra-Distance Bikepacking Kit List

In the summer of 2020 I rode 5521km from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon and then onwards east all the way to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Covering a distance of 5500km (3400 miles) over 29 days of riding, averaging 190km per day across 6 different major Canadian highways, packing the bike in an efficient and organized…

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Interview 040: Fedor Hric | Tour de Wild Canada

A civil engineer by trade, Fedor has spent the last few years travelling around the world making the most of work and travel visas, hiking, biking, eating and looking for the perfect IPA. I had the pleasure of meeting Fedor this past summer while cycling along the Yellowhead Highway, while making my way towards the Cassiar Highway. Due to the remoteness of the Cassiar and the lack of communication with the outside world, we decided to cycle together.

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