Chatting with Canadian Cycling editor, Matthew Pioro (of Toronto, Ontario). We get into a friendly debate on whether bikepacking should just be called bike touring. For emerging writers, we also review some helpful freelance tips.
Chatting with Matthew Lee (of Chapel Hill, North Carolina) and Scott Morris (of anywhere, USA) on the evolution of live tracking events and their business, Trackleaders.com.
Chatting with organizer Lennard Pretorius (of Kamloops, British Columbia) on how the southern BC event came to be. Lennard also provides a great description of the region, a tease for his Buckshot offshoot, and some insight into new collaborative efforts. I apologize in advance for the muffled audio. It is an informative listen, nonetheless.
Chatting with Jonathan Hayward (of Hinton, Alberta) on his motivations behind creating the AR700, being on the forefront of organizing events that seemingly have no organization, and what to expect for this years reverse route from Coleman.
Chatting with director Mike Dion (of Denver, Colorado) on how he got into filmmaking, some of the stories behind ‘Ride the Divide’, ‘Inspired to Ride’, and of his journey getting to know bikepacking legend, Mike Hall.
Ryan tackles the bikepacker diet, training in winter, the ideal Tour Divide bike, will his crew ever run another supported tour, what’s next for Bikepack Canada, and an unconventional answer
Chatting with owner Cricket Butler (of Whitefish, Montana) on the evolution of her unique retreat, its significance along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, and the Joe Cosley Pancake Ride that they are hosting for the first time this year.
Chatting with Roadpost Technical Analyst, David Jones (of Toronto, Ontario). We get into the difference between satellite phones and trackers, how Garmin inReach compares to SPOT, and the value of two-way communication in the backcountry.
Chatting with former pro cyclist, Tyler Hamilton (of Missoula, Montana), and coaching partner, Jim Capra (of Boulder, Colorado) at the Calgary Bike Show. Nothing is off the table…the Tour de France, doping, US Postal, and Lance Armstrong. “But I want to talk about the next chapter”
Chatting with Y2Y.net Alberta Program Coordinator, Hilary Young (of Canmore, Alberta). She and Ryan get into into how this important corridor figures into the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, issues along the front range, developments in the Bow Valley, and much more.