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

The Bikepacking Canada Adventure

In the summer of 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, cancellations of flights to Europe and the postponement of ultra-distance races, I decided to embark on a bikepacking adventure that would take me through the mountains of British Columbia to the northern city of Whitehorse and then east across the Prairies and back home. In this episode of the Bike Tour Adventures Podcast, I invited my past guest and occasional co-host, Adam Hugill, to interview me for the first time on my podcast. In this interview, Adam dives into my past to find out how I got into bike touring, what prompted me to make the podcast, and then finally into the details surrounding my 29 day, 5500km Bikepacking Canada Adventure. Enjoy the show.

Keep on pedalling.

Chris

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Show Notes

~ 01m 30s     Who is Chris Panasky
~ 14m 00s     Getting back into cycling and my first tour…Indonesia
~ 23m 45s     Cycling Mae Hong Son Thailand and other short tours
~ 30m 30s     Bikepacking Canada Adventure – Original route and modified route
~ 41m 40s     Daily routine for cycling long days; goal setting
~ 54m 00s    Talking about the capability of our bodies
~ 58m 20s    Top tips for someone looking to compete in a bikepacking/ultra-distance bike race.
~ 01h 07m     What are the BTA Ridecasts; talking about the podcast
~ 01h 20m     Favourite piece of gear; what I would have left at home; what I wish I had brought
~ 01h 27m     Managing work, life and relationships with desire to travel by bike
~ 01h 38m    Closing comments

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.

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