A lot of my camping gear is due for replacement, so I’m using the downtime this winter to piece it all together with an eye to the light and compact for bikepacking.
What have you guys been using so far?
BT700 looks cool. Although I think calling it “great divide style” is probably a bit of a stretch! Hoping to do at least 2 or 3 good bikepacking rides this season, this will be on the list for sure.
FYI – not confirmed by me personally, but here’s a report of barbed wire on the trails, keep an eye out.
Edit: Cycle Solutions has posted photos of the rider with some small cuts on their instagram.
Thursday ride is on tomorrow, but with a twist. We’ll be heading to a special spot for hot laps, and après on site.
Come prepared at 7 with whatever you need for the après (beer, etc.), as there is no easy access to anything from the location.
Wasn’t there a new bike thread around here somewhere? Couldn’t find it…
Anyways, no new mountain bike for me this year (although I did buy a Kona Unit in the fall), but I did just finish building up my new commuter.
Soma Wolverine / custom build fixed gear
I’ve ridden it for a couple days so far, and it’s great. A worthy replacement and…[Read more]
Not really, just a bagel run. But I stopped by the Belt Line and it looked like a brutal mix of ice, slush, and mud. IMO anything other than pavement will be nasty. The paved trails might be melted clear wherever there isn’t too much tree cover.
micah356 started the topic Unseen Toronto: Water Treatment Plant (The Don Valley sewage plant) in the forum THE DON VALLEY 1 year ago
I just came across this tour of the Don sewage plant – check it out:
My main issue with winter riding is that studs are pretty much a no go since I have to ride close 10km (or 20km if I’m going to work) on my way to the trails. Riding studs on bare pavement sucks. Having said that, there is still plenty of rideable weather uring winter, even if sometimes it means staying off the real trails. I did buy a winter…[Read more]
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