2018 Howling Coyote Gravel Grinder

With the onset of autumn, I find it easy to stay inside.  Daylight hours are shorter and temperatures are cooler, and I believe we have an instinct to begin our winter hibernation habits (or it's just my excuse to be lazy, eat and drink more and exercise less!).I've also scaled back this year in the … Continue reading 2018 Howling Coyote Gravel Grinder

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Cycling Book Review – Draft Animals, by Phil Gaimon

The job of the book reviewer is to provide enough information about a book so the reader can decide if they want to read it.  With that in mind, I should start by introducing the author of "Draft Animals" (Note: The full title of this book is Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once … Continue reading Cycling Book Review – Draft Animals, by Phil Gaimon

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)