Interview with Bicycle Touring Pro’s Darren Alff – Part one

February 20, 2009 at 5:54 am 6 comments

thumbnailI was fortunate enough recently to have a chat with Darren Alff from the website, Bicycle Touring Pro. In this two part interview we discuss a bunch of topics ranging from his touring background, the joys and challenges of life on the road, some sage advice on getting started in the touring game, and some of the things we all need to consider when participating in the sport. He provides some interesting insights and opinions that will interest anyone connected to the adventure touring cycling world.

Listen to the interview here

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Erika  |  March 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Great interview!

  • 2. Norm Church  |  June 30, 2009 at 1:38 am

    I really enjoyed the interview.

  • 3. Darren Alff  |  August 5, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Gavin,

    Darren Alff here from Bicycle Touring Pro. I know its been a while since we did this interview, but I was wondering if there was any way you could send me the MP3 for this talk we did? Please let me know! Thanks

    Darren Alff

    • 4. gavsaway  |  August 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

      Hi Darren we a re leaving for the the Manali Leh ride in India today so will be out of contact for a few weeks. I will get that to you when i return to Kathmandu.CheersGavin

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  • 6. Scott Viney  |  April 21, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I think the take away from this is just like what Darren said. Just get out and do it.

    Thats what I did back a few years now. I took a bike some panniers and some gear to Zurich Switzerland and then rode 2.5 months all the way to Malaga in the south of Spain. Did I have any idea what I was doing? No. Languages. No. But I got through it and have fantastic memories in doing so. Today its been brought back to my attention and am thinking about doing it again.

    People have to get out there and experience things instead of relying on Discovery Channel.



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