Interview 034: Shred America | A Journey Across America By Skateboard And Bike

In Interview 034 of Bike Tour Adventures I have the chance to talk with and get to know James Lagen. In 2008, James and three friends rode their bikes and skateboards from Chicago to New York City. Fueled by youthful ignorance, the four navigate America’s landscape through a maze of wrong turns and unfortunate circumstances. Today we are going to hear from James about their adventure and what they learned along the way. With their upcoming documentary, Shred America, their project is coming to an end.

Cheers and keep on pedalling.

Chris

Show Notes

~ 00m 50s     Intro to Episode and the group of guys.
~ 06m 20s     Previous travel experience … or lack thereof
~ 14m 30s     Camera equipment, luggage solutions
~ 18m 10s     Navigation and route planning
~ 27m 20s     Difficulties on the road
~ 33m 20s     Lifelong friendship through adventure
~ 37m 00s     Distance travelled, arriving in NYC, media response
~ 43m 00s     Where to find the film and why it took 12 years to get it out
~ 47m 30s     Credits 

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.