Night Ride to Nowhere aka the Coldest Summer Solstice Camp-out ever

He was sitting at the bench by Metro. I wanted to feel that energy, that feeling of being an animal. Of being free like him. Of pushing myself, feeling hungry and eager to smell the night. I am inspired by the unknown; of how to attain the seemingly impossible. I watched in awe the Hardrock 100 race which motivated me [...]

By | June 23rd, 2018|Bike Packing, Gravel Grinding|0 Comments

Le Petit Train du Nord – out and back: 467km, 28 hrs aka Under-eating and the Importance of Sleep

I have been (time-permitting) obsessively dot watching the Transcontinental 2017 Race for the last couple of days. It’s an event that fascinates me and motivates me to train harder. Right now, with family and work obligations it’s only a fantasy for me to compete in these events, but I know time will pass, and in a few years’ time I’ll [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Bike Packing, Brevet, Cycle Touring, Road Riding|0 Comments

Le Petit Train du Nord – Double Double Epic – Day 1 St Jerome – Mt Laurier 205kms

I had this notion that it would be fun to ride from St Jerome to Mont Laurier on the somewhat slightly famous Petit Train du Nord bike path. Initially constructed as a railway line in the late 1800s it was converted to a bike path in the 1990's and is one of the longest purpose built bike routes in the [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Bike Packing, Brevet, Mountain Biking|0 Comments

Stagecoach 400 – Thinking on the spirit of Juan Bautista de Anza

The waiting is over. Signed up for Stagecoach 400 this week and now the planning can kick into high gear. I have never bike-packed before, and have been looking forward to it for a couple years now. Popularity in this sport has increased a lot since I first became aware of it. Had planned to go to Korea in April, [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Bike Packing, Mountain Biking, Stage Race|0 Comments