‎Adam Hugill is travelling the world by bike and this podcast is a collection of travel stories and interviews with people he connects with along the way. Even just getting to that I wouldn't say rushed. It was all about our cycle as much as I want to and I cycled a lot like after that. And the supply chain is all done in an ethical way people are being paid how much they should do at each stage. But I've spent a long time traveling by bike and I've done loads of smaller trips here and there too. You can also watch the accompanying videos on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/adamhugill, Alaska completed and I'm now in Yukon Territory, Canada. Adam, can you give a bit of background to you and your cycle touring experience. So start small few test rides first, ideally, take all your kit out first and get familiar with it. And then sometimes you get stuck. Just mapping comm person stars? And then the biggest Bike Tour I've been on to date started in the summer of 2018, where I cycled from Southeast Asia, through China, and South Korea, Japan. But I really do think that usually the best bit of gear is out is the gear you've got. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Adam’s connections and jobs at similar companies. Make sure to stop at the Liard Hot Springs if you ride the Alaska Highway. And my tip would be just don't get caught up in the gear trap, too many people end up talking a lot about what type of tend to need, what bait Do I need, what are the expensive bits of kit Do I need, and you can spend literally thousands of pounds or dollars on gear, and it will make your life sometimes a bit easier. if you Rangers gray, I use that, like iOS maps, yeah, iOS maps for the UK. So talk to strangers, and and especially accept help, it's really hard to accept, I found it really hard to accept help, because I'm this very independently headed person that thinks I can do everything. And he was just like, ah, I can't help you go there. And if you if you need anything, just give her a ring. And then we'd seen loads of people buying all this plastic bottled water along the way and then just kind of throwing it away. And it really feels like what I wanted on a on a backpacking adventure, whereas we would have to often take roads to connect the trails. Middlesbrough picked up a first home win in five matches as they condemned bottom … And they're, they're expensive. And it's it kind of always makes for fun stories afterwards. So my advice would just be get off the road when you can give it a go, even if it's just gravel doesn't have to be full trails. You can support the podcast, the filming and bike tour by becoming a Patreon and get a bunch of rewards: Patreon So I was just trying to figure this thing out. That certainly was some of the least enjoyable times for our trip and I'm not a road biker, some people love that kind of stuff. This live stream was published on YouTube on the 8 July 2019. No, we used a bit of a mixed setup. You can get super remote through parts of it days cycle away from the nearest town and camping under the stars. The next lady who drove past had a big old truck drove to hospital. And we said Argentina, like super excited of it. But there's no right amount to have all right way to do it. Katie Hatton (Instagram - youve_got_to_wander) has completed a number of adventure that many would consider being "once in a lifetime" journeys. Yeah, which you can fold up so I my bag broke quite early on. And you can often find yourself comparing yourself either your gear, either how far they're cycling, or if you're looking through social media, you might see somebody doing something amazing is to not really worry about what other people are doing. You can watch my journey on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/adamhugill, I've just returned from cycling for 10 days from Prudhoe Bay at the top of Alaska the next town which was 800km away in Fairbanks. So buying secondhand is really good COVID I think some people a bit more worried about it now, but you can definitely still do it. Hear the audio that matters most to you. And in a way that makes you happy. And then we put put the thumb out. That sounds great. We've also put on an extra date for the make me a mountain air course in the Pyrenees where you'll learn everything you need to know about mountaineering from a world class Everest guide. And then probably hate it, especially if you start super big. So I think start small is definitely a goodie. And the guy who was happened to have a bike rack on the back of his car drove past me and offered to give me a lift to the nearest train station. But one that springs to mind as we were trying to when we'd finished the Baja divide. And he bakes his own ride. Okay, tip six, something a bit different. This podcast will follow his journey south through the Americas and beyond. After spending 8 years as an Army Officer, he decided that that life is too short to follow the traditional path of spending more and more time sitting behind a desk. He soon after realised that joining the Army was the only career path that would match his life ambtions and he went on to … We had a whole pallava beforehand with bikes not being delivered and all that kind of jazz. Emails are answered promptly and succinctly, and I trust his judgment thoroughly.” So did you say you you ordered them online and then received them? So there were countless times when something amazing and unexpected came up. The Pursuit Zone. So I think cycling on the road can still be good, especially if you find little backroads. And I think we talked about this once before, when we'd seen each other maybe up in Scotland or something about I felt really bad when we had to get our first ride may. And don't don't judge yourself against them. 1,397 Followers, 565 Following, 48 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Adam Hugill (@adam.hugill) Often though, there's no topographical detail. Because he flew his drone above the capital city. And we actually hired an RV for a couple of weeks whilst my girlfriend was sick. But I think my real tipping point is, is whatever gear you've got will do the job to start with. Because fast fashion has trained us to think that a pair of jeans could cost eight or nine quid or a T shirt should cost four quid. Adam Hugill. But you did take a side road. And I think quite a lot of the time you'll see either on social media In real life, you'll meet other bytes hearing people. So I would always say start small, local to yourself and bike touring or backpacking is really just intended to, to get out there and enjoy nature and do it in a really enjoyable fun way. bikepacking doesn't really matter so much. people bought some coffee and and some brekkie. And then we had to stay at this lady's house we met along the way for two weeks. You can support the podcast, the filming and bike tour by becoming a Patreon and get a bunch of rewards: Patreon Adam Hugill is travelling the world by bike and this podcast is a collection of travel stories and interviews with people he connects with along the way. Match ends, Norwich City 1, Birmingham City 0. We did a few other bits and bobs along the way to change things up like a 16 day canoe in the Yukon some hiking here and there. But the reason you the reason you take that ride and has so many different reasons, but I think setting yourself rules and being strict and rigid on it can sometimes lead to you not enjoying it. And unless my water bottle that I was using, because I use just kind of the gist of what I meant to be single use plastic water bottles, but a 1.5 liter bottle, I'd buy one of them and I'd make it last six months. ... Faye Shepherd: climbing Kilimanjaro and cycling the length of NZ. Yeah, people that came up to me on the road and just imparted wisdom or a bit of food or like just just some guidance and I'm like you like wherever you come from. I genuinely don’t know what I’ll do next. It happened early, early days, rather than for me. That was amazing. And we got to the road. Absolutely, really well put. And I'm like, seeing where I live in a whole different way and discovering history in a way that, oh, this would have been a main road maybe 400 years ago, and now it's it's overgrown bridleway, which is another really good way to kind of just go the way you live. 90'+5' Offside, Norwich City. So you kind of hinted at it before as you've moved into bikepacking like away from cycle touring. But the people this this person, I'm thinking of phobia, like, No, I'm happy. Get a summary of the Norwich City vs. Bristol City football match. Yeah, we're really lucky that we both had 18 months or possibly longer on our journeys. You can support the podcast, the filming and bike tour by becoming a Patreon and get a bunch of rewards: Patreon And when you're using a piece of gear that's gonna get you further or is going to wear down eventually, like foot. So the cost per use whilst the 10 was whatever 700 quid if you sleep in it 500 times, then it will probably slept in it. But there's all of the backwash. I'm going on that one. Adam Hugill grew up in a small town in East Yorkshire, after becoming a cadet he developed an ambition to join the military as an officer. So yeah, that's a really good tip Adam. But I think that's because I like to rest and stuff that afternoon, afternoon snoozes and, and when you talk about the freedom to do those things that you haven't planned, if you're on a tight schedule, and you've got to cycle you know, right, we have to do 70 miles today, and yet our hundred miles today and you are really just, I think almost doing ticking it off by numbers and you might feel a sense of achievement at the end. But if not just google how to get biking match for free and stick that on your GPS. You can also watch the accompanying videos on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/adamhugill, Leaving Lary and Lisa's after 6 days off the bike was tough but the bike isn't going to cycle itself. But I could have done when I was in Alaska with a new wheel that was strong, because that will broke in the worst possible place. But a good way that I've been thinking about outdoor gear is not and kind of clothing more generally is the cost per use, as opposed to the absolute cost. I didn't take another Journey until after Death Valley in California. Like it's not about the things they've done, but I know that they've probably been in the same trap, where they have either continued on with something because of some rule that they've set themselves. And we said yeah, so she was like, Oh, can we buy you breakfast? Whereas if you start small, I think you'll you'll learn a lot of lessons that will when you choose. I called them road angels. It is really amazing. Adam Hugill reiterated: "At Hugill & Ip we believe that social responsibility is a necessary ethical stand, in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty. And it was during COVID at that times, and there was no ability to get a replacement. But um, yeah, I really prided myself on not ever buying water. Assist - Emiliano Buendía. In this episode, I'm challenging my previous days doubts with a good burst of positive thinking. Like I've got friends that carry an like an extortionate amount of gear, by they carry camping chairs, they carry all their clothes that they would want to carry, like, and be a smart pair a casual, and they will get criticized by people sometimes for carrying too much gear. This lady just said, oh, we're wearing off too. It's very interesting to know what you How will you navigate off road and what tools you'd use to find these off road routes? And as a 50 as they as nothing, that rear wheel lasted me for so long, I think I got about 10 15,000 kilometers. I was super fortunate that one of my YouTube followers messaged me and offered me a place to stay for 6 days. One of the best things is the change in perspective. And we have mountain bikes and kind of went for a hybrid setup. So I wouldn't get too caught up on what gear you've got. And then imagining yourself out on the trail in the future like using all of your kit and cycling on your bike. The bike tour diary returns after a few months break. So there's so many knock ons that can be positive from from not buying water. And we I still feel that mine wasn't that long either. Jordan Hugill netted a fourth Championship goal of his loan spell from West Ham. And I ended up in hospital after two days with inflammation in my knees from knee injuries. So we took a bit of free diving did some spear fishing and ate this amazing tuner and incredible fish that the guys had like spear fished. And I was like, looking how far it was another 20 K to the hospital, we'll be there soon. And there's probably so many soap, tangents there where you talk about your bikes only arriving two days before. So if you ever want to access unlimited OS mapping, as of 2020, I don't know if I'll be there forever. I wouldn't have had a really wonderful interaction with a stranger. So doing a small tour where you live, I think there's so many positives that can come from it. But it's Yeah, sounds a bit ridiculous. tip number five and This is something that you get told what to do when you're younger, which I think it makes sense, but, but it's talking to strangers, like, ah, if I didn't talk to strangers on the journey, it'd be a very lonely journey when I was biking by myself through even countries like Japan or South Korea, where I understand hard that none of the language of me and yes, the the interactions I had with people if you had to speak their language, or if you don't, and they make your day lights, again, so many instances, and there can be so many little things that somebody can offer you be a smile via a piece of food, a place to sleep, and these real basic human needs that a stranger can just offer you a read, I, I fully believe that 99% of the world has good people that wants to provide for their families. And then yeah, my girlfriend fell off a bike injured her knee needed knee surgery, and then we ran out of travel insurance. And like, it doesn't have to be anything that extreme either. And sometimes if you get lucky and managed to find a deal, but getting some cheap bit of gear that last year, a long time can really make you feel like you've you've got really good value out of something. And then plotting stuff on the on the Garmin, how about, you, I used my phone, I didn't have a GPS as you did. The Pursuit Zone. Find Watford vs Norwich City result on Yahoo Sports. It would kind of 5050 something 60 something and we thought I really I really want to get going but but they were so excited and and so we said yeah, okay, let's go. Adam Idah was then left frustrated as Blackman got in the way of his effort following Jordan Hugill’s burst forward. So stick around to the end for those bad boys. 77:44 TPZ180: Cycling Alaska to Argentina with Chris Haag & Sophie George. And to compare yourself to somebody else or to anybody else doesn't make you happy. So our bikes arrived two days before we left so we didn't really have the opportunity to do much training beforehand but my girlfriend didn't either enjoy it so much right at the start, because it was a bit of a trial by fire and lots of things went wrong. And when he's and that that was like a really good example of if I'd have done some smaller trips, I would have known that my knees couldn't handle that many days. Some of you who have listened to the pod for a while know that I biked mainly off road from Alaska to Panama over 18 months. It's hard to know for sure until you really sit on one and start moving with the bike. And then they'll soon realize if they don't want all that stuff, then they'll take it off. But I'm really fortunate that I've not stumbled across many of them. 2' New attacking attempt. I said Hi, Karen. TPZ181: Cycling in Asia and Creating YouTube Videos with Adam Hugill August 25, 2019 by Paul Schmid Leave a Comment The cycling books he read fueled his passion for travel and adventure. We've got a few tips, and we'll run through them. And if you're doing something particularly hardcore or dangerous, then you probably should at least have the right safety stuff for it. It's the same in the UK. And that faith in humanity that's brought back but one that sticks out is actually probably because we were just talking about it before when we left Anchorage. Adam Hugill: the soldier destined to explore the world. They said yeah, there's there's cafe just around the corner. And I think you're always changing what you're going to be packing and what you're going to take. her kids are bikers, and they always have people staying at the house. When the new and exciting becomes routine and easy, what am I to do? But I think most people would, would really enjoy that if they gave it a chance. definitely. But there's so many other websites out there with dedicated routes, which are dedicated off road routes. Cycling from the Arctic circle to Argentina. And then we met this guy. So tip three, we've talked a lot there about some bits of gear already. So yeah, highly recommended. And as you get more into it, then you can really lock us down to buy gear. And people don't know this within the UK, I don't think a lot but Bing Maps, that very well known search engine, Bing, and bi n g, they have OS maps for free as a layer on the desktop. What? But yeah, lots of lifts that were needed when I was sick or goobie was sick. But I think for most people, it's more about the experience and the adventure. Yeah. And they were really really kind good. And then when free diving, and one of the guys was an instructor. I like seeing way your own back roads and maybe streets in areas you've never been to you'll you'll get a new new appreciation of the way you live, I think. And I think me and you fit more in that traveler category rather than we're gonna go out and break the land speed record. And in the UK, they've nothing longer than two weeks. But with all the weight on your bike going up hill into wind, it certainly was for me. But you can just come on my boat for a week. And I know that their answer would be don't, they would say, though, they'd be like, do your own thing. Find Bolton Wanderers vs Preston North End result on Yahoo Sports. Baja is amazing and definitely worth the visit and has some of the best WS hosts I have experienced. In 2018, after 12 years in the British Army, he left that life behind to begin cycling to these far way places. She She used that she also went on a 14 month long bike trip through Central Asia and from the UK, and he swears by a stereo pedal and it's always something I never have used and has uses batteries because it's an older model, but now they make them where you charge it via USB. You can also watch the accompanying videos on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/adamhugill, Recently I've started to question my motivations for the journey. It looks like I have a "be in the UK" non later than date now penciled in. The resulting work A Journey through The Rake's Progress is very definitely a film, rather than a film of a stage performance, which has many advantages. And I just wanted company, I'd wanted to be with people. A really special place which I'd been advised to go there a couple of times and didn't think I'd be able to make it and met somebody who was happened to be driving to this festival. Yeah, keep the see on the right.  where do we even start? I think they're about 100 pounds. I think like sizing is so important. And I'm a member of a few of the forums bikepacking and wild camping and my goodness, there's the people who are just so into gear and I get it like that's that's their thing, like some people are into cars, or, or whatever. Sometimes it's crazy hoiw quickly an evening can change. And the other part is the longer time you have or give yourself, the more time you have for serendipity. Ideally, you want to be on something a couple of months, two or three years kind of doable, ultra light, but for a year and a half. Like probably a lot of cost less than 10 pens for our because of the memories. But that meant that we can do that. But for bikepacking you're basically just sitting on your bike and going camping sleeping outdoors. Did you use one of those. So he just busted that out 10 minutes after coming out of the water. And I completely echo all of that nobody really gives a shit that you're doing it do it for you. 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