Prologue – Indecisive Rodents I was in a meditative state often brought on by hours of rhythmic pedalling, vibrating gravel roads, flowing thoughts, and controlled breathing. We were on a rolling soft gravel section between Campbell’s Bay and Ladysmith, Quebec when suddenly, upon a fast descent, on a fully loaded bikepacking bike, I had to … Continue reading Slowest Known Time – My Journey to Completing the Log Driver’s Waltz Bikepacking Route
Bikes Build Community The Accident... November 9, 2021 celebrates my one year anniversary of breaking my hand due to a dumb mountain bike accident… mostly being my fault. On an unusually hot day in early November 2020, I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather and get out on the trails before the sun … Continue reading Break Bones – Make Friends!
8 Hours of Smilin' at the 8 Hours of Hurtin' in Haliburton Race... Click the header for the full story!
Becoming a Ghost Gravel Ambassador I don’t remember who first posted a link on social media to the Ghost Gravel inaugural gravel cycling event looking for ambassadors, but for some reason I was immediately drawn to the event. My adventurous spirit was alive with excitement! The Muskokas and Almaguin regions in Ontario have a special place in … Continue reading The Ghost Gravel Ride August 2021
Along Trail 77 in the Gatineau Park there are a few fun switchbacks that are really steep and well maintained. Here is a short video of me climbing them. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/A1UIrQ-bvDk
Cyclists in Ottawa are so privileged to have hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and access to beautiful roads for cycling. Ottawa is a cyclist's Mecca. One of my favourite rides is the Carp Loop that includes the famous Thomas A Dolan Parkway road. A road known to local cyclists and the elite racers as … Continue reading The Carp Loop
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 … Continue reading Fun with the new Gravel Bike – Norco Search XR Carbon
I captured this recording of the organ playing in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in March 2018. notre-dame-organ.m4a It was so sad to see this wonderful world heritage site in flames today. Here is a photo I captured a few minutes before we walked into the Cathedral to enjoy the remarkable and austere interior.