Adam Hugill and George team up to co-host an episode sharing their top bikepacking and cycle touring tips

Adam Hugill

October 18, 2020

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show notes

  • George and Adam’s bike touring experience
  • Tip 1 - start small, start local
  • Ending up in hospital after 2 days on the road
  • Kross Bike Pure Trail
  • The best bike for cycle touring
  • Test your kit before you go
  • The build up is part of the reward
  • Explore your backyard
  • Tip 2 - get off the roads (or at least off the big roads)
  • Different types of bikepacking set ups
  • Bikepacking bags
  • The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route
  • The Baja Divide
  • The joy of tiny backroads
  • Navigating on a bike tour
  • Garmin Oregon 750 GPS
  • Gaia GPS
  • View Ranger
  • Maps.me
  • How to get free OS Maps
  • Bikepacking.com  
  • TrailForks app
  • Tip 3 - don’t get caught up in the gear trap
  • It’s better for the wallet and the environment
  • The cost per use
  • The perils of fast fashion
  • Adam’s best bargain on his tour
  • Tip 4 - take more time to cover less distance
  • Why my bike tour ended
  • Embracing not being busy
  • More times means more like - free diving, the worlds most expensive sushi, and good times
  • Being clear on what the aim of your journey is
  • Tip 5 - talk to strangers
  • Accepting help
  • Thumbing a lift
  • Restoring your faith in humanity
  • Road Angels
  • Tip 6 - take a water filter
  • Sawyer Mini Filter
  • George’s top tip!
  • Protect the environment, go further into the backcountry, save cash
  • Steripen
  • Adam’s favourite bottle of water ever
  • Tip 7 - bike your own bike ride
  • Comparison is the thief of joy
  • Carry as much stuff as you want to carry
  • Alastair Humphreys and Sean Conway
  • The power of accepting help
  • Tip 8 - use Warmshowers.org
  • Couchsurfing for bike travellers
  • Tuly Arce - you’re awesome
  • Where best to use Warmshowers
  • The man cave
  • Adam’s offer to stay with him
  • Staying on a marijuana farm
  • Tip 9 - Adam’s bonus tip - careful with those drones
  • Adam’s YouTube Channel
  • Mavic Pro 2
  • Spending a month in a Cambodian jail
  • Tip 10 - George’s bonus tip - never trust a fart in Latin America
  • 2 months of Salmonella
  • Dodgy Doctors
  • Running into the Mexican Cartel
  • George’s epic bike packing guide

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