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

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Product Review: Arkel’s Seatpacker 15

Last fall, the wonderfull staff at Arkel sent me one of their new products for my bikepacking adventures: the Seatpacker - a 15-litre waterproof seatpack.  A couple of weeks ago, I went on my first over-night bikepacking trip with the Seatpacker, and here's my review (Disclaimer: This product was provided to me by Arkel at … Continue reading Product Review: Arkel’s Seatpacker 15

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