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

Perspective: Cycling after 50

There are a lot of articles (and probably books) about exercise and fitness and cycling after the age of 50. Many of them are written by exceptional people who have devoted a huge amount of time to staying fit and active. If you believe what you read on the internet, it was Bill Clinton who … Continue reading Perspective: Cycling after 50

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)