A Think Week on a Bicycle in Flanders

If you’ve landed on this site, it is because, like me, you enjoy the beauty and adventures to be had on two wheels. In June of this year (2022), I had the privilege of doing a “think week” with Jamie Anderson, Bernard Moerman and Bernard’s wife, Ann at the Flandrien Hotel in the heart of Flanders, arguably, … Continue reading A Think Week on a Bicycle in Flanders

#OttBike Cleans The Capital

Cyclists! Please register and help us clean the capital! On a bike ride in early April 2021, I noticed the Old Carp Road was littered with trash along the ravines on each side. I collected a few cans, stuffed them into my handlebar bag, took a photo, and posted it on social media encouraging other … Continue reading #OttBike Cleans The Capital

Bikepacking 101

The Ottawa Bicycle Club kindly asked me to lead a virtual session on bikepacking the evening of March 9, 2022. Over 35 people attended. It was a pleasure to facilitate the conversation and presentation on cycling, bike touring, bikepacking, and more. I added one additional slide after the presentation to address questions about budget. Here … Continue reading Bikepacking 101

Wendigo 100KM Race Report

The temperature gauge in my car said -27C. It was 5h20am on Saturday, Feb 26 and my car wasn’t happy. Luckily the engine started but it felt like the brakes didn’t work for the first ten minutes of the drive. Most people over 50 wake up late on a Saturday morning, go to a café, … Continue reading Wendigo 100KM Race Report