The Trans America Bike Race is a 4200 mile, 3+ week, self-supported bike race starting in Astoria, OR and ending in Yorktown, VA. Felix Wong from Fort Collins, CO competed in the Trans Am in 2015 and finished 8th overall and was the 3rd American. Listen in to find out all about this amazing race!
Why do adventure sports? Sarah Williams does an amazing job of answering that question on today's show. Whether travelling throughout South America, Climbing, Kilimanjaro or running the Marathon Des Sables, Sarah knows how to do adventure. AND she also introduces us to her show, The Tough Girl Podcast! It is not always easy to incorporate more adventure into your life. Sarah shares her story of how she not only plugged into adventure, but is also creating an adventure-based lifestyle.
If you know what the Darien Gap is, you know that most travelers opt to go around it by boat or over it by plane. Today’s guest, JD Smith, decided to go through the 99 mile long jungle by motorcycle instead. Needless to say, this is not your ordinary two-wheeled adventure.
Everything you need to know about how to get started and advance in the wonderful sport of mountain biking! Listen in as Curt takes us on a journey, not only on how to be a better biker, but also a journey through a day at the NICA Colorado State High School Championship races. What a blast!
If you want to try mountain biking, this show is for YOU!
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Emma Timmis is always on the move following her adventure dreams around the world. She won the United Kingdom's 2015 Adventurer of the Year for her 89-day, 2500 mile run across Africa from the Atlantic ocean east to the Indian ocean. She's on the show to tell about this and a few of her other adventures.
Founder of City Kids Wilderness Project, Randy Luskey, joins us today to talk about backpacking, mountaineering, and especially about the value of nature and adventure sports for kids. Randy founded City Kids in 1996. City Kids focuses on long-term youth engagement and experiential education. In short, they work with kids academically and in nature to teach goal setting and how to overcome challenges. What happens when kids connect with nature? Magic. Magic happens.
Imagine the Hurculean effort it takes to summit 29,035' Mt Everest. Now imagine reaching the summit and enjoying the fruits of your accomplishment only to realize your vision is fading rapidly with no one around to help you get back down. Brian Dickinson is on the show to tell us about his Blind Descent.
This is one of the best shows we have done on sport rock climbing. Mike Melanson joins us today to provide a fantastic introduction to technical climbing as well as to share with us about his exciting company, On Sight Public Affairs, that works to connect people with nature and to protect the environment. Mike explains how - as exciting as trad climbing is - it can also be a very safe and fulfilling adventure sport. Wanna climb? Check this show out!
Lyndon Poskitt is an accomplished motorcycle racer and mechanical engineer from North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He had an accident in 2013 that landed him in the hospital just long enough to contemplate how he was spending his time in life. This started Lyndon on his 2 1/2 year journey called Races to Places where he rides his modified KTM 690 Rally around the world entering it into local rally races. I caught up with Lyndon in El Paso, TX as he prepares to continue on the next leg of R2P down into South America to compete in the 2017 Dakar Rally in January.
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Adventure Sports are more fun when we are healthy. Dr. Zack Alme is an adventure sports enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, skiing, fishing among others. But more than that, he knows how to achieve and maintain the health and fitness these great sports demand. Zack Joins us today to share tons of great information about fitness, health, healing, diet, supplements, and even overcoming cancer. No, this is not a dry "we ought to eat right and exercise" show. This is the real deal. If you want a boost in your performance or even just a boost off the couch, this show is for you!
I wanted to do a quick & fun episode about some good camping hacks. Listen in and see if there are some you'd like to try! Leave us some feedback in the comments section and let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have some hacks to add.
Warren Pole joins ASP today to talk ultra-marathons, how to get in shape for the big adventures, and about the value of fueling your body with real and whole foods. This show has great tips for motivating all of us to be more active, learn to be fully present, and to eat the kinds of foods that really work. Warren also shares with us a couple of great food products for adventure!
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Part 2 of our Outdoor Innovation Series has us talking with John Salzinger with Mpowerd. They are the inventors behind the solar powered, inflatable Luci light. We also speak with Jennifer Scism & David Koorits from Good to Go Meals. Jennifer brings her Iron Chef worthy culinary skills to the outdoor world. Listen in to learn about both of these cool products.
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Dr Linus Wilson did the math, worked out the formulas, hacked the maps and found a way to sail around the world without quitting his day job. What's cool is that you can too! Listen in as Linus shares the adventure of sailing from New Orleans to Cuba, across to Panama, and down to Ecuador! Leg one of his journey around the planet sounds like a blast! And he wrote a book about how you too can make your cruising dreams a reality, How to Sail Around the World Part Time.
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On this first episode of the Innovative Outdoor Products Series, Travis talks with Xensr Director of Marketing Casey Hauser about the Xensr Air 3D GPS unit. This little device captures much more than your coordinates! In the second half, Tentsile Founder Alex Shirley-Smith jumps on to tell us all about the Tentsile line of tree tents. These awesome tents string between three trees to provide the best of hammocks and traditional tents. Join us to learn more!
Join us as we celebrate our 200th episode with Scott Taylor! Are you curious about SCUBA diving? 2/3 of our world is water. Why only explore 1/3 of it? Scott Taylor provides a wonderful introduction to the wonderful world of SCUBA, adventure travel and the joys of SCUBA for adaptive adventurers! Thanks, Scott for a wonderful show!
Chris Palmer is an aviator and aviation podcaster. He's even managed to do what he loves with his business helping to train pilots. Listen in as Chris shares hi experiences from his love of flight. Don't forget to click on the video link below to see his scariest takeoff ever too! If you're into aviation, check out his show AviatorCast.
Scariest Takeoff Ever: http://www.flyaoamedia.com/aviation/my-scariest-moment-as-a-pilot/
Luke returns to the Adventure Sports Podcast to encourage us all to get out there and make some memories by chasing our dreams. And one dream he chased really big. The Ultimate Triathlon from Morroco to Monaco: 2000 km in only 12 days of swimming, biking, and running. Sounds cool, huh?! But there is more. Luke is launching a movie detailing the adventure! Listen in to find out how you can see this amazing feat.
Travis interviews co-host Curt about his 9 day thru-hike of the Holy Cross Wilderness area near Vail, CO with two of his boys. Listen in and learn about this beautiful area of Colorado. See some of his photos on Instagram while you listen too!
When it comes to Adventure Sports, Bret really does it all. Mountaineering, backpacking, kayaking, adventure travel and more! Today Bret recounts how he and his wife Bonnie reconnected and grew even closer as they trekked together in Europe. The value of adventure sports goes well beyond just the adventure itself! Thanks, Bret!
Adventures don’t always have to involve scrambling to oxygen depleted peaks or leaping from perfectly good airplanes. You could always have your adventure on your leather love seat which is mounted to a custom bicycle chassis. Brent Curry and his buddy Eivind did just that. Once their couchbike creation was complete in 2002, they set off on their comfortable pedaling tour of eastern Canada’s coastline.
Tom Smith is the Executive Director of Summit Adventure. Want some life-changing adventures and college credit to boot? Summit might be for you. Listen in as Tom tells of stories of impactful travel, cultural immersion, mountaineering, and more. Tom is an avid tele skier, climber, and mountain biker who has made his passion for adventure sports into a career helping others with life-changing experiences—and it is not just for college students. Check it out!
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About Summit Adventure:
Participants throughout the years have told us that their experiences have been truly transformational, whether domestically in Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley or internationally in Ecuador, Mexico and Israel. Summit Adventure works with a wide range of groups, including youth (age 12+), college students, parents, adults and individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Although every course is different, typical course components include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, orienteering, trekking, cultural immersion and service.
The Tour Divide is over 2700 miles of self-supported time trial endurance riding along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route stretching between Banff, Alberta, Canada and the US-Mexico border in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. The route was created in 1997 by the Adventure Cycling Association. For 19 years now, bike packers have tackled this route with top riders finishing in just over two weeks while others don’t make it at all. Jim Goodyear is on the show today to fill us in on the experience and mental test that the Tour Divide provides.
If you love backpacking, then you will LOVE day trip mountaineering. This show is packed with everything you need to know to safely climb 14ers, 13ers, or any prominent peak. Mountaineering is one of the most rewarding hobbies one can have. The benefits include: physical fitness, learning to overcome, learning about oneself, amazing connections to nature, stress relief and the rush of the view from the top. New climbers, this show was created to equip you to bag your first summit safely and successfully. Experienced climbers, you will enjoy comparing notes, and please leave your comments with your tips and tricks for the sport.
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Foot pain and blisters - most of us, in our Adventure hobbies, have had to deal with these annoying ailments. Jon Vonhof is here today to educate us on proper foot care and hopefully to provide a few good tips and tricks that will keep our feet out of trouble. Jon is an ultra-runner and foot care expert. He’s volunteered his knowledge and services at running events around the globe patching up 1000’s of tattered feet. He spends time speaking to runners and hikers about being good stewards of their feet. With more than 20 ultra-marathons under his belt including competing 3 times in the 100-mile Western States ultra and 10 times in the Santa Rosa 24-hour track run, John has the experience to guide us to great foot care. His book “Fixing Your Feet: Injury Prevention & Treatments for Athletes” is I it’s 6th edition and continues to be a leading manual for proper foot care.