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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 […]

Whitehorse: Sometimes, all the planning in the world can’t stop Mother Nature

août 12th, 2009

The smoke was so thick in Whitehorse last weekend that you couldn’t see the mountains. Dawson wasn’t much better. In fact, there are 32 forest fires burning right now…the result of a long dry hot summer….and there are countless more fires in Alaska too. Consequently, it made for very tough riding. I had to stop […]

Motivation and Promotion: The Baikal Cause

août 4th, 2009

Another factor that has motivated me to plan this trip is my desire to promote and contribute to the efforts of a small but dedicated group of local environmentalists – the non-profit organization Great Baikal Trail (GBT), located in Irkutsk, Russia.  GBT is working to preserve Lake Baikal and promote environmental conservation in the region […]