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Arthur Desclaux | Cycling the World on a Bamboo Bike + How not to end up in a Myanmar prison
Episode 332nd November 2019 • Bikepack Adventures Podcast • Chris Panasky
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In Episode 033 of Bike Tour Adventures, I have the chance to speak with Arthur Desclaux, a wood engineer that built his own bamboo bicycle, has toured the world for the last 2 years, and has loved the people he met throughout the entire journey, including those he met while spending time in a Myanmar prison.

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Show Notes

~ 30 sec       Intro to episode and Arthur Desclaux

~ 2 min        The making of a bamboo bike, difficulty, cost, problems

~ 8m 30s     The bike route, using Numbeo to make a budget, kitesurfing

~ 14m 30s    The story of Myanmar and going to prison

~ 21 min      Arthur's passion and reason for travel

~ 25m 30s    Cycling in N. America, the Great Divide, a grizzly encounter

~ 36 min       The Baja Divide

~ 41 min       Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment and what's next

~ 44 min       End of episode and next time on Bike Tour Adventures