New Consummate Athlete Podcast: Dakota Gale on #VanLife, Ping-Pong and What Being An Athlete Means
Last week, we got the chance to interview Dakota Gale of Traipsing About. I met Dakota back in October when I wrote a piece on #VanLife and cyclists for Bicycling mag. I expected to interview a skinny bike-touring cyclist (and his amazing wife Chelsea), but I quickly realized that while they do a ton of bike touring, their adventures don’t end when they stop pedaling. Dakota is also a rock climber, runner, hiker, occasional swimmer and currently, a hardcore ping-pong enthusiast. Peter and I wanted to find out how he balances training for all of the sports while staying in his wife’s good graces, working at a rad job, and staying on the road most of the time. It’s a really fun chat, and there’s a lot of great advice in it, especially about how to launch into a new sport that’s totally foreign to you.