https://open.spotify.com/episode/11bgryCGvk6mIENlehLAXm?si=pi1HWSPSRCWlITvYlKk5yw&dl_branch=1 Listeners to this podcast, outdoors people, are a high-risk group when it comes to Lyme disease, a serious bacterial infection that gets passed to humans through tick bites. Spending long hours in the wild, often off the beaten track, exposes us to insect bites more than regular folks. But Lyme disease is not only … Continue reading Episode 55: Tick Talk Ireland with Mary Ferry Smyth
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0IKIkFXwHfNxJERjsLVBx3?si=HALt-Qd6TbS3vk9mnb3JaA&dl_branch=1 This is the second part of last week’s podcast where we talked with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir about his solo and unsupported cycle down the length of Africa. If you missed the first part, go and listen to it now. Otherwise, let’s jump right in!
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2SPoVNKAxu4bmOu3UUB3Gd?si=PhVoBBNTQMKWjR73KMUqMQ&dl_branch=1 You may remember Tomás from one of the previous episodes of the podcast. Back then, he was a few months away from his planned, solo and unsupported, cycle from Cairo to Cape Town in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation. A year later I got to talk with Tomás again. He is … Continue reading Episode 49: Cycle down the length of Africa with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dSZ4IVa5u1VrsGa3vM8Cs?si=ie7Spj7fTfW-lk3px3-kcg&dl_branch=1 In this episode, once again, we return to the subject of cycling. Our guest, Fiola Foley, has a great deal of experience when it comes to all aspects of cycling and the outdoors. In her outstanding career, Fiola has been a pro athlete, worked as a race organizer and spent time working for BMC … Continue reading Episode 39: Cycling with Fiola Foley
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6sAtMQlh5mhS6OLf7oc3HC?si=GFz9qRQMQ-etydRckovm9Q&dl_branch=1 It all started on Twitter. Shaun contacted me and casually suggested that I record an episode of the podcast from South Africa. We exchanged a few messages and Shaun sent me a few photos. It quickly became obvious that he can talk for hours about riding a mountain bike in the stunning landscapes of … Continue reading Episode 37: Mountain Biking in South Africa with Shaun Emslie
https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZSBJvG4lEShuizUEAI0cm?si=9lJR3JlSQwyFIbeOLKKQAg&dl_branch=1 I was introduced to Paul Carroll by one of our mutual friends. He couldn’t speak highly enough about Paul’s initiative called Rebike. So, I sat down with Paul in his Greenway Café in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and talked about Rebike Ireland. In a nutshell, Paul collects broken and unused bicycles that otherwise would end … Continue reading Episode 36: Rebike with Paul Carroll
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0rTFX3HS9bH2MRSpT2MZZy?si=uGJld89-RJWrWvc8cKg6AA&dl_branch=1 Some of you might remember Kuba from episode 12 of the podcast where we talked about his hand-made fishing lures. We ended that episode teasing about Kuba’s planned cycle through the Sahara desert to reach his bucket list fishing destination. Well, Kuba is back and in this episode we talk about that cycling and … Continue reading Episode 34: Cycling through Africa with Kuba Standera
https://open.spotify.com/episode/43AyvbJsZ74yciY9DMPgCk?si=O1cswtvySJeOs1O7Noc5ng&dl_branch=1 Experience of the outdoors quite often involves adventure. My guest today is taking adventure to the next level. Tomás Mac an t-Saoir is a young man in his twenties who cycled 3000 miles across North America solo and unsupported. This year he is planning to one-up his achievement by embarking on a 12,000 km … Continue reading Episode 16: Cycling across Continents with Tomás Mac an t-Saoir