Touring

“Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” world television premiere

novembre 26th, 2010

A little while ago Axiom sponsored a group of intrepid riders that set off on an adventure to ride from Beijing to Shanghai. The documentary of their journey is complete and will be airing on TV and because Axiom was along for the adventure we wanted to tell you about it. Here their recent press […]

Product Profile: 2011 Axiom Panniers and Bags

août 17th, 2010

You may have heard some rumors and mumblings floating around the interweb claiming that Axiom is updating its bag line for 2011. Well, it’s true, we have taken tried and tested pannier, trunk, seat and bar bags and upped their game to what we think is the next level. Here is a quick review of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Countdown: two weeks before departure

juillet 24th, 2009

Only a couple of weeks to go until the Dempster….. I am leaving Ontario on Tuesday and heading to the Yukon in Northern Canada. It has been well over a year since this idea first crept its way into my head. I figured I should be doing something significant to mark my 50th year and […]

Lake Baikal: The team

juillet 21st, 2009

I have been very fortunate to assemble a highly motivated and experienced team of athletes for this trip, all of which have extensive experience either climbing or cycling in demanding conditions in remote parts of the world. Venezuelan Maikey Lopera has established new rock and alpine climbing routes in Canada and Venezuela, was a former […]

Countdown: three weeks before departure

juillet 13th, 2009

Three weeks to go and the planning continues… Part of the fun and excitement of going on a bike tour is the preparation. Being properly prepared can make or break your bicycle trip. There are a lot of excellent resources available to help you along the way; most of them can be accessed from the […]