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Author: Chris Panasky

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Traveller, cyclist, and expat with over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. By no means an expert at bike touring, join me to learn how to get started with bike touring, different hacks, tricks, and techniques you can use to improve your bike touring experience, or just to hear some of their great experiences along the way. A new episode will be released as often as possible, on various topics related to bike touring adventures.
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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. ----more---- To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon, follow the link to my Patreon ----more---- For links to Carl's social media, follow the episode 047 link posted below and you will find all his links at the bottom of the article. EPISODE 047:  ----more---- Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  ----more---- Show Notes ~ 01m 30s     Who is Carl Presseault ~ 05m 45s     Planning for the tour; building bikes from scratch; bike setup ~ 25m 00s     Route through Europe and starting in Italy ~ 36m 00s     Cycling through southern and eastern France ~ 54m 00s     Getting tired of canal paths and missing the mountains ~ 01h 00m      Cycling in Germany; sandwich index ~ 01h 17m       Cycling in Slovakia and Hungary ~ 01h 26m      Budgeting for the 6 month trip ~ 01h 31m      Bikepacking in Canada; Trans-Canada, Cataroqui and K&P Trail ~ 01h 38m      Bikepacking gear; connecting the Prescott-Russel Trail to the Petit Train du Nord ~ 01h 48m      3D printing bike parts, adding a dynamo hub to a trailer ~ 01h 56m      Bikepacking the PPJ in Quebec ~ 02h 03m      End Credits
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.  ----more---- To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon, follow the link to my Patreon To send a one-time donation to support Bike Tour Adventures, follow the link to my GoFundME ----more---- Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  ----more---- 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
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. ----more---- To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon, follow the link to my Patreon To send a one-time donation to support Bike Tour Adventures, follow the link to my GoFundME ----more---- For links to Cory's social media and website, follow the episode 045 link posted below and you will find all their links at the bottom of the article. EPISODE 045: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-045/ Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  ----more---- Show Notes ~ 01m 30s     Who is Cory Mortensen ~ 06m 30s     That prompted the bike tour ~ 15m 00s      The bike and setup ~ 21m 15s       Bike touring mindset and how it changes throughout the tour ~ 36m 45s      Bike mechanical issues ~ 52m 30s      Cycling during 9/11 ~ 57m 45s      Cycling across the desert ~ 01h 06m      2 fantastic things I liked about his book ~ 01h 16m       What's next for Cory. ~ 01h 19m       Where to find out more about Cory or the book ~ 01h 23m       Ending 
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.   To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon click this link: https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures For links to George's social media and website, follow the episode 044 link posted below and you will find all their links at the bottom of the article. EPISODE 044: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-044/  Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  Show Notes ~ 01m 30s     Who is George Beesley ~ 12m 30s     Thoughts on adventure and bike travel ~ 18m 00s     Talking about the environment and how much change one person can make ~ 22m 30s     Talking about the bike tour and their bikes ~ 34m 00s     Getting kit advice form Leah Wilcox in Alaska ~ 41m 20s      Getting injured in Alaska ~ 45m 00s     To Brooks B17 or not to Brooks B17? ~ 49m 30s      Cycling from the Cassiar Highway to Banff and riding the GDMBR ~ 01h 06m      Cycling the Baja Divide; What to choose GDMBR or Baja Divide? ~ 01h 15m      Getting a bike stolen in Guadalajara ~ 01h 25m      Spending a night with the Cartel ~ 01h 40m      Creating the Call to Adventure travel company ~ 01h 56m      How to learn more about George and his business Call to Adventure  
In Episode 43 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Belén Castello and Tristan Bogaard. After something like 3 years on the road, Belén 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.   To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon click this link: https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures For links to Belén's and Tristan's social media and website, follow the episode 043 link posted below and you will find all their links at the bottom of the article. EPISODE 043: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-043/  Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  Show Notes ~ 01m 05s     Intro to Episode, who are Belén Castello and Tristan Bogaard ~ 08m 30s    Previous touring and cycling experience ~ 14m 50s    Bikes and setup; Pros and cons of various setups ~ 25m 50s    Unusual things they carry in their bags ~ 35m 30s    Cycling Norway ~ 48m 00s    Cycling the Dolomites ~ 51m 30s     Cycling the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal, Spain, Andorra) ~ 60m 59s    Cycling the Canary Islands ~ 01h 08m    Cycling Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan ~ 01h 27m    Cycling advice for beginners
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.   To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon click this link: https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures For links to Arie's social media and website, follow the episode 042 link posted below and you will find all his links at the bottom of the article. EPISODE 042: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-042/  Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  Show Notes ~ 01m 05s     Intro to Episode, who is Arie Huggerbrugge ~ 02m 30s    Lockdown in Kingston, content creation on YouTube ~ 27m 45s    Truckers and the dangers they pose cyclists ~ 31m 20s     How media helped him throughout the tour in Canada, dealing with bicycle breakdowns ~ 41m 10s     The mighty pool noodle and the route change because of Covid-19 ~ 58m 35s    Chance encounters along the way ~ 01h 14m     Arie's website and his favourite part of it ~ 01h 21m     Where Arie is now and what his plans are surrounding the end of the Canadian part of the tour ~ 01h 30m     How people can help support Arie on his adventure
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 one of her workshops in the US and put us in touch with one another. It’s with great pleasure that I get the chance to speak with Claudine and I hope you enjoy the episode.   To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon click this link: https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures   For links to Fedor's blog and social media follow the episode 040 link posted below and you will find all his links at the bottom of the blog post. EPISODE 041: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-041/ Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  Show Notes ~ 05m 45s     Intro to Claudine ~ 12m 30s     What is cob building and about her journey into bike touring while teaching ~ 40m 00s     The Global Cob Trotter Bike Tour and touring with your grown-up children. ~ 57m 00s     Re-cycling the same countries and cycling Morocco ~ 01h 08m     Challenges while touring ~ 01h 18m      Beautiful moments ~ 01h 28m     Where to find Claudine on social media and websites
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. To become a Bike Tour Adventures Patreon click this link: https://www.patreon.com/biketouradventures   For links to Fedor's blog and social media follow the episode 040 link posted below and you will find all his links at the bottom of the blog post. EPISODE 040: https://biketouradventures.com/interview-040/ Follow me at… WEBSITE: http://www.biketouradventures.com  YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPQl_pNcMZA-hHckhVrpmaw  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/biketouradventures/  INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bike_tour_adventures/  TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BikeTourAdv  ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bike-tour-adventures/id1464406852  Show Notes ~ 03m 00s     Intro to episode and Fedor ~ 15m 20s      Work and travel visas ~ 21m 00s      Bike touring in New Zealand ~ 27m 00s      Fedor's touring bikes and bike setup ~ 38m 45s     Gear ~ 44m 30s     Mechanical issues while touring ~ 48m 50s     Tour de Wild Canada ~ 57m 30s     The people he met along the way ~ 01h 04m     Canadian wildlife ~ 01h 08m     The Yukon ~ 01h 29m     Cycling during Covid-19 ~ 01h 41m      Personal philosophy towards bike touring ~ 01h 47m      Plans after leaving Canada ~ 01h 50m      Final messages
Shoal Lake to Winnipeg
Foam Lake to Shoal Lake
Colonsay to Foam Lake
50km before The Battlefords to Colonsay
Fort Saskatchewan to 50km before The Battlefords
Fox Creek to Fort Saskatchewan
DeBolt to Fox Creek
Taylor, B.C. to Debolt, Alberta
Steamboat to 85km south of Fort Nelson
Muncho Lake to Steamboat
Watson Lake to Muncho Lake
Teslin to Watson Lake
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Comments (3)

Dan Fedder

Are you touring in 2020? If so and you are from America how did you get accross the boarder during Covid time?

Sep 1st
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Matt Morley

Really powerful interview, thanks both!

May 14th
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Adventure Dogs

this sounds very interesting. looking for to listening to it.

May 1st
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