Podcast

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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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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Interview 052: Anisa Subekti | 4 Years On The Road

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the opportunity to connect with Anisa Subekti, a Indonesian adventurer that in July of 2017 started on a new chapter of her life by embarking on a bike tour that has taken her all over South America and into Africa. After nearly 4 years, Anyisa is still going strong. In today’s episode we are going to talk about the places she’s travelled, her bike and setup, and what challenges there are as a female non-native English speaking bike tourer.

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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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