Sep 29, 2019
Today's guest is Peter Bakwin, co-creator at
fastestknowntime.com. We dive deep on all things FKT related,
including his take on some of the more controversial FKTs, the
proper way to document a speed record, and how he spearheaded this
community. We also talk about Peter's long and impressive
background in backpacking and ultra running, including his
unmatched Rock-hard Hard Rock run. We also have a new unpopular
opinion segment, a patent pending and much more.
Subjects discussed in the episode include:
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- Sawyer Picaridin
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- Apply to be a
Vlogger / Blogger for The Trek!
- What is fastestknowntime.com and how did Peter get started with
- Their donation page
- Peter’s FKT’s
- JMT, Torres del Paine, Mt. Sanitas & other local
- Running a 3-mile loop for 12 hours straight
- Where did the term FKT come from?
- How did Peter come up with the categories - supported,
unsupported, and self-supported
- Controversial FKTs
- Wildcard Ninja
Appalachian Trail FKT fiasco
- Issues with faulty GPS trackers
- Peter’s background in backpacking
- Why shorter hikes over long-distance hiking?
- Adventuring with his wife
- Peter and Clay go way back - biking together in 1976
- Highlights from bike-packing adventures
- Peter’s Big 3
- The Hard Rock Double / Rock Hard Hard Rock
- Spirituality and meditation in relation to his endurance
- Trek Propaganda
- Casa de Luna and Hiker Heaven closing
- Unpopular opinions segment
- What is the minimum length for a thru-hike?
- Patent Pending
- 5-star Reviews
- Intro Song: Walking Slow
by Animal Years
- Check out Trail
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