A quick but challenging overnight plan gets altered due to weather.
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.
A guide on what to pack for your fatbikepack trip. Includes a packing list, recommendations for cooking, clothing, coffee, sleep systems, and more.
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…)
During our third hike of the Rockwall as a family the week before, Fiona decided that she and I should hike the Rockwall twice as quickly with as little stuff as we could. I couldn’t bring a real camera, so here is a POV camera movie of that trip. Yes, we hiked the Rockwall twice…
Some hikes are worth it. Some are worth doing again. The Rockwall is a world-famous hike in the Canadian Rockies, and for good reasons. The first time, we were amazed by the scenery. The second, we were still enthralled. A third trip seemed in order. We had planned to bring an extra teenager, but with…