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.…
A Bikepack Canada overnighter becomes a family fatbikepacking ride with one veteran and one new father-daughter bikepacking team.
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…)
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.…
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
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,…