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Karl Kroll | Bikepacking Europe, Central Asia and Pan America
Episode 6127th June 2020 • Bikepack Adventures Podcast • Chris Panasky
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In this episode of Bike Tour Adventures, I have a chance to sit down and speak with Karl Kroll, an American that, after his first bike tour in 2017 did a bike tour through Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2018. Less than a year later, in January 2019, Karl dipped his rear wheel into the ocean just off the coast of Argentina in Ushuaia before starting the long trek north up towards Alaska and the Arctic Ocean. After cycling as far as Costa Rica, he was forced to temporarily put the tour on hold due to the Covid-19 epidemic.


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Show Notes

~ 01m 30s     Intro to Karl

~ 12m 30s     How he got into bike touring, bike and gear

~ 22m 45s     Some things he always carries with him

~ 32m 00s     Cycling in Ukraine and the Balkans

~ 39m 40s     Cycling Turkey and Georgia

~ 47m 00s     Cycling in Kazakhstan and a last minute trip to Hammerfest and Nordkapp

~ 56m 45s     Cycling Pan America, Fin del Mundo bikepacking route, Carreterra Austral and the Puna de Atacama in winter

~ 01h 18m     Cycling Bolivia and mountaineering 6000m peaks

~ 01h 38m     Tips for cycling in S. America

~ 01h 48m     The outbreak of Covid-19 and the end of the tour

~ 01h 52m     Plans to re-start tour and where to find Karl