Welcome to Flanders

I first met Jamie Anderson, the cofounder of the Flandrien Hotel via LinkedIn back in 2017 when I lived in Paris. We are of the same vintage, born in the early 1970s, grew up with a passion for cycling, and we each focused on our respective business careers until we both got back into cycling … Continue reading Welcome to 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

Slowest Known Time – My Journey to Completing the Log Driver’s Waltz Bikepacking Route

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