Gravel Grinders – How to get started

We’re now well into fall and winter is starting to arrive.  For many, this means setting up the trainer or signing up for a spin class and riding indoors.  For others (like me), it means getting out the warm clothing layers and getting out on the gravel roads!

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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 to gear up in late 2016 in preparation for riding all or portions of the COLT in 2017.

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Ride 50! Bikepacking to Turkey Point

When I started my quest to have 50 memorable bike rides in my 50th year, I purposely avoided any specific goals.  I also avoided the use of the word “epic”, since it’s relative.  I simply wanted to have 50 rides that were memorable to me.  And “memorable” could mean any of the following:

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Ride 32 of 50: Trans Fat – Ancaster to Port Dover and Back

A few weeks ago, I did my “longest ride ever” with some strong friends who pulled me around on my road bike for 210 km.  It was a long day, and I won’t say it was easy, but compared to this long-distance ride on my fat bike, that 210 km ride a ride in the park (a very big park).   Continue reading