A quick but challenging overnight plan gets altered due to weather.
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.
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…)
On a -40ºC bikepacking trip, I learn an important lesson, not about bikepacking in the cold, but about taking better care of indispensable equipment.
Previously, I had written about making your own bike pogies. Now, I’ve made a video. It isn’t winning any awards, but it may help you to make your own bike pogies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozucL2oWaA
Back in June my friends and I went for a bikepacking weekend up the Cascade valley, it was fun, except for the mud, rain, and the broken arm. This weekend, Jeremy and I set out with our daughters for a night at Lake Minnewanka’s LM11 campsite. Our prime goals were “no whining” and “no broken…
Prologue: Pogies are giant mittens that go on the handlebars of bikes to allow the user to wear light gloves but still work the controls and not freeze their hands. They are a not necessity for winter cycling but they sure are a great way to keep hands warm. If you know how to sew,…