Real Trail Talk
Episode 85 - 2021 Year in Review

Episode 85 - 2021 Year in Review

January 14, 2022

It's been a weird and disrupted year so we sit down to discuss the past 12 months, our adventures, our thoughts and then answer your questions. 

Episode 84 - WA Hiking Draft

Episode 84 - WA Hiking Draft

December 10, 2021

Joining us in the studio are podcast regulars Steve Sertis and Bonny Wells for the WA Hiking Draft, a concept we've stolen from The Big Picture where we select what we think is the best suite of trails from the various categories listed below. We hope you enjoy and check out the various Real Trail Talk, The Life of Py and The Long Way's Better social media platforms to vote on who you thought was the "winner".

Rules

Each person must pick one trail from each category

A trail can only be selected once

Categories

Perth Day Hikes

South West

Golden Outback

Coral Coast

North West

Cape to Cape Day

Bibbulmun Track Section

Stirling Range Day Hike

Wildcard (any day hike not already selected from any category)

Episode 83 - Munda Biddi - Northcliffe to Walpole

Episode 83 - Munda Biddi - Northcliffe to Walpole

November 19, 2021

We are joined by special guest Brad Serls from Cycles Bespoke to talk about the Northcliffe to Walpole section of the Munda Biddi Trail. A stunning and varied section of the trail with some really unique terrain and big hills including a little side quest up to Mount Frankland. 

 

If you're looking to get into bikepacking or thinking about riding the Munda Biddi then go see the team at Cycles Beskpoke in Bayswater.

Epsiode 82 - Yonga Trail

Epsiode 82 - Yonga Trail

November 5, 2021

It's not everyday we get a new hiking trail in WA, let alone an overnight trail so with the opening of the 28km Yonga Trail in Lesueur National Park, we had a discussion on what it was like from two different perspectives. Donovan and Alissa did this as a long day walk while Mark and Caris completed it as a leisurely overnighter.

 

Yes, we have our first couples podcast!!! 

Episode 81 - Electric Bikes

Episode 81 - Electric Bikes

October 22, 2021

Donovan has a new love with the discovery of e-bikes and he has introduced his other love (his wife Alissa) to the joy of electrically assisted cycling. In this episode we discuss their adventures on the Munda Biddi and what benefits an e-bike can deliver. 

Episode 80 - Munda Biddi - Manjimup to Northcliffe

Episode 80 - Munda Biddi - Manjimup to Northcliffe

October 8, 2021

Continuing on with our series on the 1050km Munda Biddi Trail, we are joined by Michelle from Feed the Hike to discuss the Manjimup to Northcliffe section of the ride. Filled with lovely forests, farmland and some enjoyable towns along the way, this section has some of the best riding of the whole trail. 

As a special discount for Real Trail Talk listeners, Michelle has kindly offered a 10% discount on all Feed the Hike orders for the month of October. Use the code REALTRAILTALK10 at the checkout to apply the discount. 

Episode 79 - Hiking Fitness with Rowan Smith

Episode 79 - Hiking Fitness with Rowan Smith

June 25, 2021

In this episode we have a bit of a discussion about fitness, injuries and our experiences before Donovan has a chat with Rowan Smith from Summit Strength about helping hikers with their preparation, training, strength and injury prevention plus a whole lot more.

Episode 78 - Gibb River Road

Episode 78 - Gibb River Road

June 11, 2021

We are joined by Alex Garner from Intents Offroad to discuss the famous Gibb River Road in the Kimberley. Stretching 660km between Derby and Kununurra, this old stock route explores some beautiful country including Windjana Gorge, Mitchell Falls, El Questro and Purnululu National Park.

Episode 77 - Munda Biddi - Nala Mia to Manjimup

Episode 77 - Munda Biddi - Nala Mia to Manjimup

May 21, 2021

We are joined by Rod Annear to discuss the next section of the Munda Biddi between Nala Mia Campsite at Jarrahwood to the track town of Manjimup. 

Riding on old rail formations, roads, vehicle tracks and single track you visit Nannup, Donnelly River along with being introduced to the Karri Forest for the first time. 

Episode 76 - Mark & Don’s Easter Adventures

Episode 76 - Mark & Don’s Easter Adventures

May 7, 2021

With Easter providing a good opportunity to get some more bang for your buck with regards to holiday leave, we both set out on different adventures across the country. Don headed north to swim with the whale sharks and check out Mount Augustus while Mark flew over to Tassie for a two and a half week road trip around the Apple Isle. 

 

Have a listen to hear all about our trips and what's expected in the coming weeks and months on both The Long Way's Better and The Life of Py

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