Podcast

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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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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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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Interview 039: Eva and Mari | Cycling from Holland to Indonesia

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I am speaking with Eva and Mari after they have cycled from Holland to China and beyond. After more than a year on the road, these two ladies have cycled through 22 countries and pedalled over 24,000 km (15,000 miles). In today’s interview, we will find out all about their motivations to travel, how they prepared for this tour, and talk about their dreams and aspirations.

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Interview 038: Karl Kroll | Bikepacking Europe, Central Asia, and Pan America

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have a chance to sit down and speak with Karl Kroll, an American that, after his first bike tour in 2017 did a bike tour through Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2018. Less than a year later, in January 2019, Karl dipped his rear wheel into the ocean just off the coast of Argentina in Ushuaia before starting the long trek north up towards Alaska and the Arctic Ocean. After cycling as far as Costa Rica, he was forced to temporarily put the tour on hold due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Interview 037: Katie Hatton | Big Rides and Hikes + Tips For Women

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I get to meet Katie, also known as You’ve Got to Wander. As a female adventurer, Katie is an inspiration to woman all over the world to get out there, seek new challenges and to overcome bigger and bigger obstacles. From cycle touring across the world, to hiking the lengths of England and New Zealand, Katie has some wonderful stories, advice and knowledge to share with our listeners.

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Interview 036: Michael Conti | Supported Ultra-Distance Bike Racing & Tips For A Successful RAAM

In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Michael Conti, an American ultra-distance endurance cyclist that came 1st place in the Race Across the West in 2015 and in 2018 placed 4th overall and 1st American overall in the Race Across America. In today’s episode, we’ll learn all about what it takes to make it in the world of ultra-distance bike racing and how to be mentally and physically prepared after something uneventful happens.

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