Biking & Camping

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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The “what you don’t see” blog post

The “what you don’t see” blog post

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 also the physical and mental challenges that come with living on a bike that...

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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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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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Newfoundland in review for other cyclists

Newfoundland in review for other cyclists

Newfoundland is an amazing province.  I can't recommend enough for everyone and anyone to go there; especially by bike. I am not convinced that I would necessarily recommend Newfoundland when I went...

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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 it alone

Biking it alone

To bike alone or with a partner or a bunch of people.  Depends on the person you are.  If you are an introvert like me who has pretty much always been alone then that is simply how you do things and...

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How did I pick my 55,000 kilometer route?

How did I pick my 55,000 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 hours researching  this part of the bike ride.  My route is probably at least...

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