This week I'm joined by guest Dan Hunt to talk about Hunt Bikes and the epic adventure that is the Hunt 1000, a self supported bikepacking challenge traversing the Australian Alps from Canberra to Melbourne.
We discuss the original inspiration for the route and the event, some of the unique aspects of the route and how Dan has tried to foster a really inclusive spirit around such a rough challenge. As well the serious and harsh nature of the Australian high country, preparing yourself to undertake the challenge and some of the potential avenues Dan is looking to explore for the future of the event.
Last year Dan competed in the Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan, which is a really unique and challenging event in its own right. We discuss Dan's experience there and what lessons he took away from that event that he might look to apply to the Hunt.
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