Fun with the new Gravel Bike – Norco Search XR Carbon

I recently sold two bikes. First I sold my Opus Stelle cyclocross bike and then I sold my Giant Rainier mountain bike. I also sold my Garmin Vector 2 Pedals. All these funds helped offset the purchase of a new Norco Search XR Carbon Force 1 gravel and bikepacking bike. The bike has 650B tires with 2.1″ width. They are a lot of fun. I bought the bike at Full Cycle at their new shop in Hintonburg at 7 Hamilton Ave. North in Ottawa. Many friends that I’ve known for over 25 and some over 30 years own the shop so I felt a deep sense of loyalty toward them. Their service is great and the Norco is fantastic!

This morning I added some trail and off-road hill repeats to my ride. Here are two videos I captured during my ride.

First Climb Up Carlington Ski Hill
Carlington Area Trails

Here is the ride map I did this morning on Strava.

Strava Ride

Here is the zoomed in section of Carlington Park.

Carlington Park and Trails

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