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Silk Road Mountain Race part 1

Spoiler: I scratched at kilometre 1106 and did not complete the Silk Road Mountain Race.  I was under no illusions. I thought it was going to be hard I did think I could complete it though, so when the race started on Saturday, August 12, 2023, I started riding. I immediately settled in at the…

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My Feelings About Media Bans

Recently, there has been some controversy around a famous rider not being recognized for a record-breaking ride on a popular bikepacking route. The film crew that covered the ride included a spouse. They took video of the ride at various places along the route, and documented the ride. I’m not going to wade into the…

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Long Term Review: Burley Piccolo tag-along bike

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.…

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Rockwall: Featherweight Division

I got some groceries, some peanut butterTo last a couple of daysBut I ain’t got no speakers, ain’t got no headphonesAin’t got no records to playTalking Heads We Love the Rockwall Trail On our recent third hike of the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park, Fiona and I were discussing trail runners and ultralight backpackers.…

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Kootenay River Bikerafting Loop

I originally had a 4-day Kootenay River bikerafting loop planned for this weekend, It definitely involved hot springs. Life got in the way, and drying out an iPhone that had spent some time submerged, delayed the start and cancelled the 4th day, I set out from Radium late Friday afternoon. My bike was loaded with…

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Another Quick Overnight With Jeremy and Girls

The Planned Group Jeremy and I had not gotten out for a bikepacking overnight since the weather turned winter. I planned to take my family, and invited Jeremy and some other friends to add to the fun. The Actual Group By the time Saturday rolled around, it was Jeremy and I and a daugher each.…

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