The Burley Piccolo is a a tow-behind half bike for kids who aren’t quite ready to pedal their own bike, but are ready to pedal. I owned one for 8 years, and this is what I thought of it. Spoiler: I used it for 8 years, so you know I probably liked it, a lot.…
The story of my kids’ fatbikepacking rig for the past 8 years, a Salsa Mukluk in size XS, modified for smaller riders.
A Bikepack Canada overnighter becomes a family fatbikepacking ride with one veteran and one new father-daughter bikepacking team.
School exam break was a great time to take some teens fatbikepacking on Lake Minnewanka, here are some pictures and a few words.
A guide on what to pack for your fatbikepack trip. Includes a packing list, recommendations for cooking, clothing, coffee, sleep systems, and more.
As a supplement to my guide to keeping your hands warm in winter, here is a quick instructional video on insulating your handlebar grips before putting your pogies on the bike. https://youtu.be/smK93k1AQVU
Cycling in winter is more fun when you have warm feet.
The best guide to keeping hands warm while cycling in winter. Covers many of the less obvious techniques.
The teen years mean father and son trips are a lot lamer than they were when my son was young. Not that I’m slower, or less adventurous, but I’m just not as cool as his friends are. [as usual, click photos to enlarge.] The solution to this, is of course, to bring friends. (more…)
My friend Guy is a super positive influence to take on bikepacking trips. He always has a new piece of home-made gear to show off, or a new idea to solve a common problem. He never whines, which is good, because we stumbled into a surprise winter adventure… The Sensible Part Our first night out…