A tarp that started to pitter and patter at 6:00 am when a light rain rolled through the forest. Tell us about yourself. I haven’t had a “normal” week in a while. 2 – Billy Rice, Endurance Racer and Invictus Coach There were a few non-routes that we discovered throughout the day, but after 25 miles we found ourselves on a gravel forest road that was behind a gate marked “No Motorized Vehicles”. What does a normal week look like for you right now? We even went as far as to research and purchase equipment to start recording. I hate talking on the phone and I just don’t think the conversations are as good. December 10, 2020 December 10, 2020 by Patrick Farnsworth. A friend and I had decided over beers one night that we would start a podcast! Learn More, We have ~100 routes on our worldwide bikepacking routes map. There are so many awesome folks in this community that finding people to interview isn’t the limiting factor, my time availability is. It wasn’t long before a peaceful lake surrounded by loblolly pines came into view. Bikes or Death is a lifestyle. ... Bikes or Death Store. Each one of them earned that trip and experience, and I hope it helps shape their lives going forward. In this episode I meet up with Jenny Schmidt at Rocky Hill Ranch to ride bikes and record a podcast. My expectations were very low, and I remember telling my friends that if 100 people listened I would be super stoked. The Bikes or Death Podcast focuses on the people and stories that contribute to the bikepacking community. Also, if you’re interested in supporting the podcast, you can do so here. The Bikes or Death Podcast focuses on the people and stories that contribute to the bikepacking community. We believe travel by bicycle encourages conservation and inspires respect for people and cultures. The Bikes or Death Podcast focuses on the people and stories that contribute to the bikepacking community. Her life would take an unexpected turn later that day when she was involved in a horrific vehicular accident that left her with a long list of injuries and a long path to recovery. ... At its heart Bikes or Death is more than just a podcast. ... At its heart Bikes or Death is more than just a podcast. Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike. ‎Bikes or Death is a podcast centered around the growing sport of bikepacking, adventure cycling, and the outdoors. I can’t stay put very long. At its heart Bikes or Death is more than just a podcast. We arrived at our car, changed to warm and dry clothes, cracked beers, and celebrated a great weekend in the woods. Tell us more about the Bikes or Death podcast. So, my show is very much a product of where we live and travel. The only problem was I had no bikepacking gear whatsoever. Zoom in on my hands for pruny proof. Lastly, what does a perfect day on the bike look like for you? View All Features. I have a long “want to interview” list going at all times. It’s really spanned the gamut and I’ve been happy with the diversity of guest so far. What an amazing experience! The Bikes or Death Podcast is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of these individuals with the hopes that it inspires others to get outside, get on their bikes, … Some of the students had NEVER been camping. Ep. Kurt’s achievements on and off the bike are quite impressive and my conversation with him left me feeling inspired and hopeful for the future of bikepacking on our public lands. ‎Show JustGoBike, Ep Episode 117: Bike NY's Five Boro Bike Tour Recap and Bikepacking with Bikes or Death Podcast Host - May 10, 2019 ‎Bike NY's Five Boro Bike Tour was checked off TJ's ultimate bike ride list as he talks about riding the epic tour through the city that never sleeps! Being a non-racist is not enough, we need to be anti-racist and create the change that is so desperately needed. I hope to interview Vince Colvin, Owner of CHUMBA Cycles; and Hal Russel, a 70-year-old ultra distance cyclist soon. I’m very interested in the people who participate in these great activities and love to hear about other people’s adventures and experiences. Just about anyone! Bikes or Death is proud to say it has been recently featured on BIKEPACKING.com. I’m fortunate to come from a smallish town that has an unexpectedly large group of bikepackers, some of whom are quite accomplished. 62 – Kait boyle, FKT on the kokopelli. It was how I met my wife, it’s what we do as a family, and is the thing that all of our trips are planned around. Click the link below to find out how to start. Nick and I discussed some possible configurations and soon I was walking out of a bike shop with the bare minimum essentials. There was no one there; we had this spot in the woods to ourselves. Naturally, a bike that’s built for pavement is not the best choice for rugged singletrack trails. Listen to Bikes or Death Podcast episodes free, on demand. It was also around that time that Inspired to Ride came out. That night we fell asleep to tree frogs and owls singing their songs and telling their stories. our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. 60 – Aaron Chamberlain, Tour de … ~Patrick. When I learned about bikepacking it was a natural progression and extension of my childhood. My wife and I are both self-employed and no two weeks are the same. All photos by Jerod Foster, unless otherwise noted. "Supporters of the podcast are the PSI in the knobby tires that keep BoD rolling." Bikes or Death is a podcast centered around the growing sport of bikepacking, adventure cycling, and the outdoors. Ep. Bikes or Death is a lifestyle. When I googled “bikepacking” for the first time and started researching the activity I was hooked immediately. View The Map, There are some routes that are made classic by their sheer perfection, and others by races. When choosing a bike for bikepacking, it’s very helpful to think about the type of terrain you’d like to ride and let that define the kind of bike you need. What was that all about? Please listen to this message about what Bikes or Death, and I, are doing and how you can help. Learn More, As important as it is to have a reliable bike and pack as light as you can, choosing the right route is perhaps the key to your enjoyment. When he asked me if I wanted to go, I jumped at the opportunity. Who can we expect to hear on the podcast coming up? 6 – Anna Claire Beasley, Bikepacker, Community Activist, Photographer. All the pieces fit together and I decided to go for it. 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