EPoP 050: The Road Headed West with Leon McCarron
Ever sat at your desk and wondered what adventure could be out there for you? Daydreaming about that “one big trip”?
Leon McCarron did.
He had a yearning to bicycle across The United States for as long as his savings could support him. No one wanted to go with him, so he did it alone.
And he’s just released a book about it.
Today Leon joins us to talk about his new book, The Road Headed West, along with some of his other adventures including walking accross China for 6 months, and crossing through the Empty Quarter with previous podcast guest Alastair Humphreys.
He shares his methods for choosing adventures, how he cuts down on costs, and his beliefs that the adventure lies in the unknown.
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In This Episode:
- His first big adventure cycling across the United States.
- How he ended up wakling for 6 months & 3,000 miles across China.
- Finding a community of people who have the same values.
- The benefits of traveling alone and of traveling with other people.
- Why learning while doing is the best way.
- Where his adventure ideas come from.
- How he finds sponsors for his adventures and his advice for you.
and much more!
Links Discussed in This Episode:
- The Road Headed West – Leon’s Book
- EPoP 043 : Adventures Big and Small with Alastair Humphreys
- EPoP 015: The Art of Storytelling and Epic Bike Trips with Tom Allen
- EPoP 004: Jason Lewis on His Amazing, Inspiring, Guinness Book of World Record Feat
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