Biking & Camping

Cycling the Baja of Mexico in review

Cycling the Baja of Mexico in review

Truthfully, I am not even sure where to start with the Baja.  When I first started this bike ride on November 12, 2019 and planned to bike through a Canadian winter, I honestly expected that every...

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18 solid reasons to bike tour with a trailer

18 solid reasons to bike tour with a trailer

There are many very good reasons to bike tour with a trailer.  In this post we will explore 18 reasons to bike tour with a trailer.  But if I didn’t know better, I would say there truly is a...

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Stealth Camping on Bike Tour

Stealth Camping on Bike Tour

Stealth camping on bike tour, this is perhaps a bit of a controversial topic.  Some people believe that it is wrong to camp on someone’s property without permission.  I can’ really argue that...

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You asked, I answered

You asked, I answered

I wanted to take a moment to thank Kirk R Davis for reaching out and asking me some interesting questions.  If you have a few questions of your own, please feel free to reach out and I will do my...

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Bike Touring Challenges

Bike Touring Challenges

Bike touring has it's challenges.  But this is where the memories are made.  This is my “what you don’t see” blog post.   You get to see all the beautiful photos and videos I post.  But there are...

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The MEC Experience

The MEC Experience

Bike touring is hard on equipment.  Bike touring in the winter is even harder on gear.  I needed the right bike and the right gear and I needed to be able to count on my provider.  There was only...

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What to pack on your first bike tour

What to pack on your first bike tour

Have you ever wondered what to pack on your first bike tour?  This is the "everything you ever need to know about what to pack and how much to pack on your bike tour" blog post. "Bad decisions make...

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35 Days On The Road

35 Days On The Road

I didn't know what to expect Honestly I thought the first 6 months of this ride would suck.  I had no expectation of enjoying this part of the ride at all.  I just told myself suck it up and get...

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Breakdown of my bike build

Breakdown of my bike build

I thought I would do a break down of my bike purchase costs.  I know there are few bike geeks out there.  One favor though, please don't waste my time telling me how you could have saved me $5...

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A cyclist guide to Newfoundland

A cyclist guide to Newfoundland

Newfoundland is an amazing Canadian province, and even a more amazing province by bike.  Enjoy my cyclist guide to Newfoundland. I am not convinced that I would necessarily recommend Newfoundland...

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Free Hot Showers!

Free Hot Showers!

I wish I knew this before my first tour.  Looking for free hot showers across Canada and USA? Showering at campgrounds gets pretty expensive depending where you are camping and often the reason you...

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Winter Camping and Biking

Winter Camping and Biking

 “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing” - Sir Ranulph Fiennes I have been doing a little research on winter camping and biking.  I have read a few blogs and watched a...

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How did you pick your bike?

How did you pick your bike?

Back in 2011-12 when I was doing the bulk of my research for this bike ride there was one bike in particular that was on my radar - the Surly Long Haul Trucker.  The Surly Long Haul Truck is kind of...

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Biking touring by yourself or with a partner

Biking touring by yourself or with a partner

Biking touring by yourself or with a partner or a bunch of people largely depends on the type of person you are.  If you are an introvert like me who has pretty much always been alone then that is...

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How to plan your bike tour route

How to plan your bike tour route

How to plan your bike tour route.  And how did I pick my 50,000 kilometer route? Picking my route was probably my most enjoyable part of planning my ride.  My guess is that I likely spent 100's of...

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