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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Xavier Himma. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Xavier Himma, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Xavier Himma. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Xavier Himma, often where they are interviewed.

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The Art of Bikepacking w/ Xavier Himma

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Joining me today is someone who solo bicycled from Canada all the way down to Patagonia, Argentina, Xavier Himma from FollowTheHumOfTheEarth.com and Hum of The Earth on YouTube. Get the full show notes here!

Today's episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

In This Episode
  • 03:40 Why Do It, Why On A Bike & How Long
  • 14:00 Path Taken
  • 19:00 Fears & Sleeping Accommodations
  • 22:10 Budget & Journey
  • 32:30 Unforeseen Places 
  • 37:30 Hardships & The Kindness Of Firefighters
  • 43:45 What Was Learned
  • 45:10 Fond Memories & Difficult Spots
  • 51:20 Mishaps
  • 55:30 What Was The End Like?
  • 58:30 What's Next, Timeline
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Oct 30 2019

1hr 6mins

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#363: On A Steel Horse I Ride (Xavier Himma)

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Xavier Himma met me on the roof of my apartment to tell me about his amazing bike ride from Ottawa to Argentina. I've never even heard of such a thing. Be aware that the first 3 minutes of the interview the sound goes a little down and up but then it evens out for the remainder. Regardless, it was such an interesting conversation and an amazing adventure to hear about. It makes me want to get out into the world again.

Check out Xavier's Vlog on YouTube at YouTube.com/HumOfTheEarth where he shows video of all the crazy places he's been on that damn bike.

The new Skeptic Tank Patreon is up at: https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank

Aug 20 2019

2hr 25mins

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Episode 0000115: Xavier Himma Returns / Dave Gordon Live @ RidgeRockBrewingCo

Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast with Chad Vice
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Xavier Himma originally did an episode of the show wayyy back in August 2018 promoting his cycle ride from the Canada/U.S. border to Argentina, where he was joining Chad Vice via Skype in the midst of his journey. Now he is back safe at home in the small town of Rockland Ontario, outside of Ottawa and he is sharing his entire journey with us! For fans of cycling and adventure or those who just love a good story, this is the return of Xavier Himma, We talk about some of the major events that occurred during his trip, some times when he felt not so safe, as well as where he is heading next. And yes, he is not home for long! Glad we got to catch up with him while he stays put for a bit. Below are some links to support Xavier on his journeys and to a service he used while on his ride! 

Follow the Hum of the Earth: http://followthehumoftheearth.com/

Subscribe to Xavier's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQnvltsAb4AITUPwscBwXA

https://www.warmshowers.org

Myself and Unpaid Agent Denise were at the Ridge Rock Brewing Company in Carp Ontario Canada on June 1st, 2019 to catch many times podcast guest Penelope Goranson play in the Dave Gordon Band, and I had a chance to chat with Dave himself here on the podcast, look for that interview at the start of this episode!

Ridge Rock Brewing Co. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RidgeRockBrewCo/

Dave Gordon Band with Penelope Goranson Live!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jraKsYeUyY

JD Gordon Info Dates and Music: https://jdgordon.com/

Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Walk This Way' from his album 'Canadian Dream' https://soundcloud.com/user-234321408

Jun 03 2019

1hr 11mins

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Xavier Himma takes the love and joy of cycling to a whole new level, as he has embarked on an endeavor to travel across the Americas, that of course being North, Central and South America, by bicycle, just because he wanted to, and to take in all the cultures, sights, sounds and feel of the road, and doing it solo just for the love of being on your own and exploring. We all go out for bike rides now and again; can you say you would travel across countries just like it were going to the grocery store?

On his travel since crossing the Canada/U.S. border back in October of 2017, he has been making the most of his travels and making good time, and meeting new and helpful people along the way. We touch on all the reasons why he started his journey, some things he has encountered, places, and of course what it's really like to cross an international border on your bicycle with no planned itinerary or formal destination. His jouney is not over yet; at the time of this recording he was resting in Costa Rico, but he will definitely be back again to talk about his journey and his return home to small town Rockland, Ontario Canada

To support Xavier on his travels, please subscribe to his YouTube channel, The Hum of the Earth, as well as visit the links below to learn more about him and his travel thus far:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQnvltsAb4AITUPwscBwXA

Xavier's Blog:

http://followthehumoftheearth.com

Follow Xavier on Instagram:

@FollowtheHumoftheEarth

Aug 06 2018

1hr 20mins

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