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Expert’s Tip: Arm and Leg Warmers for Winter Riding

novembre 10th, 2009

Last May during Bike to Work Week, I decided it was time to suit up and take on the 64km (40 mile) round trip commute to work and back on my trusty bicycle, which was brand new so I was only assuming it was trusty. And though my bike did turn out to be trusty […]

Just because it’s Friday doesn’t mean you should stop riding your bicycle.

novembre 6th, 2009

Friday is here, thankfully, and even though Bike To Work week goes until Sunday, for most of us the work week is over, therefore negating the need to bike to work -obviously. But that doesn’t mean you should shove your bike back into the shed or hide it down in a dark corner of your […]

Bike to Work Week: Update

novembre 4th, 2009

The van rolled up just after six am. As I opened my front door the cold air slapped me in the face, snapping me awake. I was already looking forward to the warming powers of a nice hot cup, or three, of coffee. I hopped into the Norco van and we headed out to find […]

Bike to Work, Bike to School, Bike Everywhere: It’s Bike To Work Week

novembre 3rd, 2009

Here in Vancouver it’s bike to work week. Time to leave the car at home, pull out your trusty bicycle and pedal your way to work, school or wherever you may roam. Sorry, I am listening to Metallica’s Black Album right now which has nothing to do with this post other than the song « Wherever […]

Update: 2 Months After Cycling the Dempster Highway

octobre 28th, 2009

Looking back and looking ahead. Well it has been over a couple of months since I returned from my Yukon trip. I have been following the adventures of others on their Dempster rides since my return. I last saw Mary England at 4300 feet above sea level and the North Fork Pass. We shared a […]

Outerwear 101: Jackets and Pants for Wet Weather Cycle Commuting

octobre 19th, 2009

I heard a great saying the other day that went like this:  “when it comes to riding year round, there is no bad weather just bad clothing choice.” My wife would adamantly disagree, but having the right wet weather clothing can make the difference between a nice morning ride and dropping a barrage of f-bombs […]

Lake Baikal pre-trip: south-central Oregon by tandem – part 2

octobre 5th, 2009

We were fortunate to have perfect weather and not a drop of rain for our 10-day tour of South-Central Oregon.  We carried everything we needed to be self-sufficient: sleeping bags, tent, stove, fuel, and food.  Our tandem was not light with the four pannier bags, and it took us a couple days to get used […]

Rain gear: Are you ready for the wet weather?

septembre 3rd, 2009

Last night I woke up suddenly.  It sounded as though the heavens were falling. It rained proverbial cats and dogs. I wasn’t sure what was going on at first but the noise certainly woke me up quickly.  And in my sleepy haze it took a few seconds before I realized –it was raining, and hard.  […]

Monsoon Pannier and Journey Rack Reviews

septembre 1st, 2009

Every once in a while magazines and websites will do reviews of our gear,  and I figure it’s time to start sharing them on our blog. We would love to know what you think so let us know if you enjoy having access to reviews here on the blog or not and if they are […]

Lake Baikal pre-trip: south-central Oregon by tandem – part 1

août 17th, 2009

Lake Baikal and Crater Lake have many things in common. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, while Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.  Both have been regarded as sacred sties, and are renowned for their beauty and breathtakingly cold water.  But while our trip to circumnavigate Lake Baikal on […]