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The Dropper Post Bikepacking Podcast
43 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
#12: Pepper Cook, Ambassador for Tumbleweed Bicycle Co.
Pepper Cook is an ambassador for Tumbleweed Bicycle Co. and Surly Bikes and lives in Australia. After growing up in Colorado, Pepper left the states to spend time in New Zealand and South Africa before completing her first tour from Brisbane to Melbourne, cementing her love for solo riding. We talked to Pepper about how she [...]
42 minutes | May 29, 2018
#11: Nick & Kristen Legan, Rambleur Rising
Back for a second time on The Dropper Post is Nick Legan, writer for Adventure Cyclist Magazine and the author of Gravel Cycling: The Complete Guide to Gravel and Adventure Bikepacking. Joining Nick on today’s show is Kristen Legan, head Coach of Rambleur rising – an endurance coaching business she started with a focus on [...]
32 minutes | Mar 10, 2018
#10: Johs Huseby, Wilderness Trail Bikes
On this episode, we’re talking tires with Johs Huseby, Global OEM Sales Manager and Product Development at Wilderness Trail Bikes (WTB). In 2014, WTB introduced one of the tires that sparked the plus-tire market, the Trailbazer 2.8. Today, WTB offers plenty of bikepacking-worthy tire sizes and designs, from their Resolute gravel tire to their burlier [...]
37 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
#9: Craig Fowler, One of Seven Project
Everyone has their own story on how they started bikepacking. Craig Fowler’s story started with a love of bike racing and thru-hiking. After completing the “Triple Crown” of thru-hiking – the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Coast Trail, and Continental Divide Trail – Craig turned his energy toward bikepacking. In 2017, he rode 4,208 miles to complete the [...]
26 minutes | Jun 4, 2017
#8: Building Bikepacker.com
In 2014, Neil Beltchenko and Lindsay Arne started Bikepacker.com as a community-driven resource for bikepackers everywhere. We talk to them about why they started Bikepacker, how the site has grown over the past three years, and the upcoming Bikepacking Summit they’re organizing in Golden, Colorado this September.
8 minutes | Apr 10, 2017
Mini-Ep: Front Range Women’s Bikepacking Clinics
Special mini-episode on the Front Range Women’s Bikepacking Clinics featuring organizer Jillian Betterly. Front Range Women’s Bikepacking will offer a four-part series this season to educate women from the ground up on bikepacking and bike touring through inclusive, participation-based sessions. For a full schedule of events and topics, visit frontrangewomensbikepacking.com Podcast intro / outro music is “Chroma” [...]
43 minutes | Mar 26, 2017
#7: Nick Legan on Bikepacking the Tour Divide
Writer and rider Nick Legan talks about his journey from roadie-mechanic to divide-riding journalist, his gear decisions for the race and what bikepacking gear he’s excited about this year. Nick has spent time as a road racer, World Tour mechanic, bike shop owner and writer. He has attempted the Tour Divide twice (2013 and 2015) and is now training for a third [...]
41 minutes | Mar 13, 2017
#6: REEB Cycles & Bikepacking
We visited the CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina in Longmont, Colorado to chat with Tim Moore, Director of REEBdiculousness at REEB cycles and Joe Grant, a REEB-sponsored athlete who did a “Tour De 14ers” bikepacking excursion on a Dikyelous 29er. We recorded this episode in the back of the open-for-business bike shop at CYCLHOPS. After recording, we stopped by [...]
32 minutes | Mar 5, 2017
#5: Skyler Des Roches Talks Bikepacking
Skyler Des Roches is an accomplished bikepacker and backcountry enthusiast and has completed trips through Patagonia, Canada, Chile, Colorado, and more. Most recently, Skyler blazed his own route through the British Columbia wilderness using the BC Backroad Mapbooks, Google Maps and Flickr for reference as he constructed the route. We talk to Skyler about his planning [...]
15 minutes | Feb 19, 2017
#4: Bikepacking the White Rim Road
This episode was recorded from the trail during an early February bikepacking trip on the White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Garret and Craig take you through the experience, including observations on their gear choices, route, and questionable nutrition decisions. See photos from this trip on the Dropper Post website. Podcast intro / [...]
25 minutes | Jan 29, 2017
#3: White Rim Prep
Garret and Craig discuss their upcoming winter bikepacking trip to the White Rim Trail and talk through some of their gear choices. Music by Ryan Little.
40 minutes | Jan 15, 2017
#2: Joe Tonsager of JPaks
We talk with Joe Tonsager of JPaks LLC, a boutique bikepacking bag manufacturer out of Denver, Colorado. We visited Joe at his Denver workspace to see his bikepacking bag operation firsthand. Music by Ryan Little.
39 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
#1: Max & Kelley of MaxTheCyclist.com
We talk to Max Dilthey and Kelley Bryant of MaxTheCyclist.com, a bikepacking couple that recently completed a month-long trip through Iceland. We’ll hear how Max & Kelley got into bikepacking and about their most recent Iceland trip where they traveled 600 miles across the country. Max talks about setting up his rig as a “dinglespeed” to tackle flatland rides [...]
3 minutes | Dec 8, 2016
The Dropper Post is a new bikepacking podcast from thedropperpost.com. Join Garret Schmidt and Craig Draayer as they discuss what drives people to explore trails and back roads from their bikes. The first episode premieres soon. Music by Ryan Little.
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