Bikepacking in the Kitchener-Waterloo area

A lot of the online resources for bikepacking describe routes that take many long days to complete.  Locally, July 14, 2019 marked the inaugural Grand Depart for the BT700 - a 700 km loop around south-western Ontario!  Not all bikepacking trips, however, have to been multi-day epic adventures.  Last weekend, I did an overnight trip … Continue reading Bikepacking in the Kitchener-Waterloo area

Bikepacking the Central Ontario Loop Trail

When I first took interested in bikepacking, a Google search took me to a review of a bikepacking adventure by a guy named Miles Arbour.  In 2016, he rode a system of trails and roads called the Central Ontario Loop Trail, or COLT.  His article got me interested, and my brother Greg and I started … Continue reading Bikepacking the Central Ontario Loop Trail

My Introduction into Bikepacking – Packs and Gear

Now that I've completed my "50 memorable rides for my 50th year", I've been thinking about what to write about as I continue this blog.  One topic that people have asked me about is bikepacking.  In my previous post, my 50th ride involved my first attempt at bikepacking. I'm still learning about bikepacking and there … Continue reading My Introduction into Bikepacking – Packs and Gear

Pondering time away from cycling and a first look at the Arkel Seatpacker 15

With my cycling accident back on Labour Day weekend and the concussion recovery that has followed, I've had plenty of time to think about riding and the rides I've completed this year and what's to come in 2017.  I still hope to get back on the bike soon, but it's looking more and more like … Continue reading Pondering time away from cycling and a first look at the Arkel Seatpacker 15