Product Review: 2020 Salsa Fargo Apex 1

After months of contemplation and a lot of consultation and research, I finally took the leap and purchased an adventure bike. I had my eye on a Bombtrack Beyond at one of my local bike shops (King Street Cycles), but by the time I was ready to buy, it had sold. So I was back … Continue reading Product Review: 2020 Salsa Fargo Apex 1

Guest Product Review: The New Cannondale Topstone Lefty: A Two-Wheeled iPad

This post is something new for RideCycleSpin.com : A guest post! I've known Barry Cox since 2002 when I started racing mountain bikes. That year, Skiis and Biikes hosted a Tuesday Night Race Series at Kelso. As with any race series, there was a wide range of speed and skill levels. Young guns like Peter … Continue reading Guest Product Review: The New Cannondale Topstone Lefty: A Two-Wheeled iPad

2018 Cycling Summary

So.... here we are.  Another year over, and a new one's just begun. And you know what that means?  Numbers and maps - two of my favourite things when it comes to cycling and motivation. So here's my Cycling year 2018 in numbers (sources: strava.com, veloviewer.com, http://www.jonathanokeeffe.com/strava/annualSummary.php) Total distance: 5450 kilometres (most km's I've cycled in … Continue reading 2018 Cycling Summary

Product Review: Arkel Rollpacker (A First Look)

When I first started to look into gearing up for bikepacking a couple of years ago, I was immediately drawn to the Canadian company Arkel for a couple of reasons. First, they're Canadian (based in Quebec) and they manufacture their products in Canada. Second, the reviews I read commented on the durability of their products. … Continue reading Product Review: Arkel Rollpacker (A First Look)