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Show #16: Interview with Randy Fay and Nancy Lewis
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July 01, 2007 08:43 PM PDT
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In this episode we interview Mr. Randy Fay and Ms. Nancy Lewis. They share with us the adventures on their ongoing tour from the north pole to the south pole. As we go on with the interview, it becomes clear that a bike tourist have to be flexible and make changes to an already laid out route plan. This way, more things can be discovered as it happened to them while touring in Mexico. The experiences gained by this approach are incredible and prove that bike touring is not just going from point A to point B as straight as possible, but wander following advices from locals and taking time to know the places and make friends for life. This is one of the reasons why I love bike touring, and it is great Randy and Nancy share some of it with us!

Randy and Nancy have a website that tells all about their trip, have wonderful photos and other good stuff. Visit them at:

http://www.hobobiker.com

and listen to their podcast! yes, another bike touring podcast. Give it a listen, I like it very much and I am sure you will too!

http://www.hobobiker.com/podcast

Just recently, Randy and Nancy entered Guatemala. In the photo above, see them as they enter their next adventure's homebase. I wish them the best!

Show #15: Interview with Jeff Miller and Lotte Shlengel
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June 24, 2007 09:47 AM PDT
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Touring in Puerto Rico! In this episode, we cover the ins and outs of touring the island of Puerto Rico, U.S.A. As bicycle touring in P.R. is a virgin activity, most of the locals just can't imagine anyone doing it, and the car culture does not help much. Anyway, if you are coming to do a bike tour, you are in to enjoy a place where the visitor is welcome and people go to extremes to help you. Adventure Cycling's own Jeff Miller and Lotte Shlengel can vouch for that, as they did a 9 day bike tour around the perimeter of the island. Enjoy this interview to just get a glimpse of the things the island has to offer to the bike tourist.

If you will be camping, check the Compañia de Parques Nacionales website for the location of cheap camping spots along the coastline:

http://www2.pr.gov/searchcenter/Results.aspx?k=Acampar

Other option is the DNRA, although it requires a permit at one of the regional offices:

The Link is outdated and I can't find a list of available camping places, but they do exist. I will correct the info ASAP!
And for a PDF map od the island, just go here:

http://www.dtop.gov.pr/act/mapaisla.htm

As you can notice, websites are in Spanish, which can be a turnoff for some people. This will change soon.

In any case, with close to no planning you can have a blast of a trip, as it was the case with Jeff and Lotte.

Enjoy!

In the Photo, Jeff Miller and Lotte Shlengel, just as they finished the PR tour. I took this photo while we enjoyed a nice lunch at Piñones area. Did they had a good time? Just look at their faces!

Show #14: Interview with Mr. David Barnas
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May 22, 2007 09:49 PM PDT
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In this episode, we interview Mr. David Barnas from Buffalo, N.Y. He tell us about his Transamerica Trail bike tour, and also about other adventures he have had. We learn here some small details that are not easy to come by and that are very helpful for the begining bike tourist. You can read about David's adventures at the following sites:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/2502

http://blog.myspace.com/jerkabobber

Join us in this life changing adventure! Have a story to share? Let me know! It does nor matter if it is a world tour or an overnight, your story might make the difference to other people who want to start bike touring!

Show #13: Letters, friends and then Some
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April 28, 2007 07:52 PM PDT
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In this episode, we talk about an introduction to folding bikes for touring, and the Rohloff drivetrain. Also we read some reader's e-mails and give recommendation of good touring journals to read. The podcast phone has changed to 206-350-3691. To check Bike Friday's New World Tourist folding bike go to:

http://www.bikefriday.com/node/1586

To Check out the Rohloff System go to:

http://www.rohloff.de/en/products/index.html

Check the tour journal "A Yucatan Adventure"

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/wanakum

And also check "A Family Adventure" Journal:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/vogel

Listen to Randy Fay and Nancy Lewis great touring Podcast:

http://hobobiker.com/podcast

We would like to thank Adventure Cycling's Jeffrey Miller and Lotte Schlengel for their support to the Bike Tourist Podcast.

In the picture above: Jeffrey and Lotte as they finish their 9 day Puerto Rico tour

Show #12: Interview with Tim and Cindie Travis
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March 04, 2007 10:31 PM PST
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In this episode we bring you the interview with Tim and Cindie Travis directly from Canberra Australia. The Travis share with us their road experience, life lessons and their view of the world as learned through their nomadic bike travelling way of life. Join us in this exclusive Bike Tourist Podcast interview. Enjoy!

Visit the Tim and Cindie's website

http://www.downtheroad.org

Mail Server Problems
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February 25, 2007 11:29 AM PST
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As many of you can figure out, there is a problem with Podomatic's mail server. The e-mails are getting bounced back to the source. Thanks Friedel for the heads up in this matter!

To cope with the situation, I have created an e-mail address at Yahoo:

biketouristpodcast@yahoo.com

From now on use this address for all communications with the podcast and remember that you can always sen audio comments using the podcast's phone 1-206-350-3691 (yes, you can use Skypeout if you so desire!)

To the tourists on the road, specially Tim and Cindy, I apologize if you tried to communicate with the podcast!

Thank You for your patience, Ride Safe, but Ride!

Special Presentation: The Road That has no End by Tim Travis
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February 18, 2007 08:57 PM PST
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In this episode, we present for your consideration Chapter 1 of Tim Travis's The Road that has no End audio Book. This is a preview to the upcoming interview with Tim and his wife Cindy, who changed their normal life to a life on the road travelling around the world. After you listen to this, send in your questions to for the Travis, if you have any. Visit the Travis website:

http://downtheroad.org/Australia

As a side note, and answering request for easier to download shows, I am resampling the older shows, specially the long ones, so they are easier to download. Thanks Friedel & Andrew, who are touring Morocco for the suggestion!

Also, if it is imposible for you to download the shows, because you are using dial up, know that I can provide you with a CD with all the shows for $4 U.S. plus shipping. just send me an e-mail to make arrangements. The procedings will go exclusively to cover Bike Tourist Podcast expenses.

Enjoy!

Intershow News #2: 2833 miles in 17 days
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February 04, 2007 09:01 PM PST
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For this intershow news #2 we have an interview with the Road Bike Rider's Fred Matheny. Fred and Ed Pavelka, the big guys at Road Bike Rider, will take part in the Elite Tour for a grueling 2833 miles across the U.S. in just 17 days (with no rest days!). Although it was not possible for Ed to be with us at the interview, Fred fill us with the details of this epic ride as well as other details and training advice that apply to our touring way of life. Listen to this exclusive interview, brought to you by the Bike Tourist Podcast.

Visit Road Bike Rider website for great information about cycling :

http://www.roadbikerider.com

Don't miss a single episode! Subscribe with iTunes! Look for the iTunes button on the right sidebar! Or use the RSS feed to suscribe with your favorite podcatcher!

Show #11:Tour Planning
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January 31, 2007 08:49 PM PST
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In this Episode, we mention the different aspects of tour planning, and discuss a few of them:

1. The Route

2. The bike

3. Cargo management

The rest of the aspects will be discussed in future shows.

This Podcast is being featured as the "Link of the Week" in Adventure Cycling website. Check http://www.adventurecycling.org as an incredible source of information for the bike tourist.

Let your opinion count! make comments on the page, send e-mail, or leave audio comments on the podcast phone 1-206-339-4425 .

Remember to vote for the show! click on the link to vote at the right side of the page and also vote in iTunes!

In the pic above, the Denali in all its glory! Been there on a bike tour? let me know!

Show #10: 46,000 Miles Around the World; The Mr. Alastair Humphreys' Interview
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January 09, 2007 05:00 PM PST
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In this episode, we have the great honor to interview Mr. Alastair Humphreys from London, England, about his epic 4 years, 46K miles bike tour around the world! Memories from his journey, life lessons learned and a renewed appreciation for family and friends left behind back home. This tour is a celebration of humanity and kindness that one could only dream, but that is very real and is out there waiting to be discovered. a bike tour is a way to discover a different world than the one the media present to us, full of hope, of welcoming smiles and care for complete strangers, and a complete feeling of security from the places less expected.

Join us on this incredible journey, brought to you by the Bike Tourist Podcast!

Also, we have a new BTP show in Spanish! The material and shows will be a bit different and more suited for the hispanic riders, but with the same dynamics as your good ol' show! If you have latin friends, let them know about the show.

Check Alastair Humphreys' cool web site, with incredible photos and other good stuff:

http://www.roundtheworldbybike.com

And Check our new BT Podcast in Spanish!

http://biketouristesp.podomatic.com

About the pic: Mr. Humphreys had this photo taken while touring in China. More great pics at his website!

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