Without getting into too much detail, in June of 2019, I joined a work colleague Kelly and headed to Barrie to meet a larger group of cyclists from the GTA to ride the Simcoe County Loop Trail (SCLT). This 160 km loop includes rail trail, city trails and some paved roads and has been growing … Continue reading Bikepacking the Simcoe County Loop Trail and More!
As a follow up to my earlier post this week about cycling in the Vegas area, this post is a photo blog about my hikes in the Vegas area. Our family vacation in the Vegas area was only a week long. We wanted to visit the Vegas strip and downtown Vegas, so we didn't have … Continue reading Photo Blog: Hiking near Las Vegas
After considerable debate over the past winter, my family decided we'd head to Vegas for a vacation. I had two reasons I wanted to visit this area, and neither had anything to do with gambling or the Vegas strip: (1) I wanted to visit the parks outside the city and (2) I wanted to explore … Continue reading Cycling Vegas – A Tourist’s Perspective
I should start this blog by stating that it's not about cycling. Instead, it's a photo-journal of my recent trip to Newfoundland. Planning for this ten-day vacation to Western Newfoundland began in the winter when we decided to see the east coast after last year's trip to Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. Newfoundland … Continue reading Travel Log – Western Newfoundland
In addition to cycling, one of my favourite outdoor activities is camping. Since I was a kid, travelling to different provincial parks in Ontario has been a big part of each summer. This past weekend, I spent a couple of days at Awenda Provincial Park, near Midland-Penetanguishene, on the shore of Georgian Bay. As usual, … Continue reading Cycling at Awenda Provincial Park
It's been a while since I've posted, but I have a good excuse: I was on vacation. Prior to that, however, I have no excuse for not blogging. I've been riding a bit. I commuted to work once. I had a memorable ride to Hamilton and got caught in the pouring rain. But I wanted … Continue reading Ride 49 of 50 and Travel Log: B.C.
One thing I haven't written about in this blog since I started it a little over a year ago is my "day job". I may have mentioned that I'm in engineer (so I like numbers), but I apply those engineering skills to water. When I'm not riding my bike, cleaning/tuning my bikes or thinking about cycling, … Continue reading Water, water everywhere
Avid cyclists (at least most of the cyclist I know) tend to be weather junkies. Rides are often planned around weather. Particularly in winter, when the wind can make it feel a lot colder when you ride into it. When I started riding out on the roads (before I went on group rides), I would … Continue reading K-W is in a weather “dead zone”
It seems harder to come up with things to write about when I'm not riding, but one of my highlights from 2015 was our family trip to Arizona. This included four nights in Sedona, (which is an amazing destination for mountain biking and hiking), three nights at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and … Continue reading A look back – Riding and hiking in Arizona – 2015