All about Bike Packing – Paul Calandrella

Paul Calandrella joins us today to tell us all about Bike-Packing one of the hottest and growing disciplines in the bike industry. Molly just went on a big trip and has completely changed her view on bike packing … find out why!
PAUL CALANDRELLA_ ALL ABOUT BIKEPACKING

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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

 

what does job title mean/how did you end up there/athletic background?

Why bike packing? What are the benefits, who can do it?

When planning a bike packing trip, where do you even begin? It seems like a pretty gear-intensive process.

What’s the most important 5 pieces of gear that you need to ride?

What should you look for in a bike? MTB, road, hybrid… and what kind of components/extras do you want on it?

What kind of bike gear should you carry?

What should you carry, food and food prep-wise?

What mistakes do bike packers make from an eating perspective? I feel like this is a huge issue for touring cyclists!

And what about camping: any tips for a solo traveler, and what about partners going together?

Top mistake beginner bike packers make?

What do you wish beginners new before they head out?

What pre-bike packing things can people be doing before a trip, i.e getting used to a sleeping pad, checking their gear, actually doing days with similar mileage at home…

How does going on a guided bike packing trip help set a rider up for solo adventures?

Let’s talk poop… How do you handle it in a no-facility area?

Advice for dealing with the weather?

Best tips for sore legs at the end of the day’s ride?

Tips for people who swear they can’t handle sleeping on the ground?

The craziest bike packing adventure you’ve been on? Coolest moment?

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Q &A – Christmas Challenge, Crosstrain in city, Nerves, Backpacks, tri-bikes,

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Last one of 2017!
500 min of movement (between 12/24-12/31)
The Consummate Athlete podcast is challenging you to aim for 500 minutes of MOVEMENT. This could be a family walk/hike, Yoga with a friend, your workout of the day, strength or getting out cross-country skiing.
You choose just aim for 63 minutes for each day this 8 day holiday week (December 24 – Dec 31s).
It is a tough goal but also flexible to shift your time around and your sport/intensity.
Let’s make this an active holiday!
Find details and feel free to post your adventures to the Consummate Athlete Facebook Page www.facebook.com/consummateathlete
And/or Use the Hashtag #ConsummateAthleteChristmas
Best photos/posts/adventures will get prizes! — nuun, Clif bar, Fuel Your Ride, Saddle, Sore, and a three-month training plan all up for grabs!
1) Favorite book of 2017 
2) favorite podcast of 2017 (episode) 
3) what is in your backpack? 
Peter: front receipts pocket, + have condiments, coffee-buddy, Nuun tabs, bars, protein powder etc, then chargers/cables pocket, then laptop/books/notebook pocket, then wallet/passport wallet
4) What is x-train? What about if in the city? (cant’ snowshoe) why should I? 
 – Molly Mentions JasYoga
  – Peter mentions Ryan Leech connection – Ryan also leaves us with a code for 1 month free trial on www.ryanleech.com(use Code ‘ryan1’ )
 – Scott Hastie episode on Ultimate Frisbee 
5)  Should I set a New Years resolution?
6) Buying a cheap tri bike on Craigslist? (Vs road bike etc)
  – get a good road bike and a bike fit (check out Dundas Speedshop if near Ontario, Canada)
  – optimize power, weight and bike function.
  – get coaching in limiter sport
7) Hi Molly asking from a slightly left-field perspective, I play skittles ( think British smaller ten pin bowling) and although for fun, but get a bad case of the nerves, meaning I’m anxious before, during and after. To the point where I can’t sign the scorecard as my hands are shaking so much. I had the same problem when I take part in cyclocross and mtb races. So it is something related to competition. 
So do you have any advice, information and thoughts as I would like to control this. 
8) Favorite fitness/adventure gifts you want to give or get?

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