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.
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…)
I’ve heard that brevity is the essence of wit. This 3 hour conversation does not bode well for me. https://www.bikepack.ca/podcast2/2019/4/9/49-all-in-the-family
Clothing. Bike specific clothing is often not suitable for all types of bikepacking. After 4 days of riding, padded shorts lose their appeal as they gain in olfactory impact. I like to wear fairly normal clothes, but they don’t always hold up to the biking or to the cold. Pants: I find when riding bikes…