Interview 014: Matt and Becky | Post Tour, Going Back to “Normal” Life + Tips for Riding the Pamir Highway
Sep 15th, 2019
In episode 014, I speak with Matt Arnold and Becky Prince about their 1 year tour from the United Kingdom to Singapore. We talk about places they really loved along the way, things they would have done differently, how not to waste too much money before the tour even starts and what it's like going back to "normal" life after the bike tour adventure.
Links to Matt and Becky's website and social media can be found by clicking my Episode 014 link below.
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EPISODE 014: http://biketouradventures.com/episode-014/
~ 30 sec Intro to episode and Matt Arnold and Becky Prince
~ 4m 30s Motivation towards doing the tour and how they made their timeline
~ 7 min Why they biked, how much it cost them, and the mistake of taking too much stuff
~ 11m 30s Epic departure from a pub to start the trip
~ 14 min Where they went in Europe and what they would have done differently if they could do it over again
~ 18 min Adjusting the schedule so as not to have to spend winter in Central Asia, and the insanity of getting a boat from Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan
~ 21m 30s Riding the Pamir Highway
~ 28 min Off the bikes in India for 6 weeks and why it was their favourite country and New Year's in Nepal
~ 34 min Cycling SE Asia: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
~ 43 min Finishing the tour and re-assimilating into society
~ 48 min Matt taking lessons learned during the tour to use in his daily life. Downsides to a big tour.
~ 56 min Where to find Matt and Becky
~ 57 min In next week's episode: Swag Family Hughes