Not a loop but it started urban…
I rode out to Four Mile Lake last weekend. After Uxbridge the route is straightforward on the various rail trails, including part of the COLT.
However, I took the time to map out a better route out of the city than I have found in the past, at least in that direction. This entire 180km ride was almost…[Read more]
Agreed. Was still pretty muddy on Tuesday, but was great to be back up there.
This is my first time having a season pass, but I will also be away for at least six weeks of the season… So I have to get my laps in while I can.
Definitely wasn’t ideal conditions to be riding with Bontrager XR2s on the bike, but I made it work.
Looks interesting. I’ve recently (ie. today) become interested in this idea of overnight rides. So I decided to do one this coming Friday.
I find it hard to plan time for the longer rides in between other ‘bigger’ travel plans, but a single day or two is much easier.
Friday I’ll take the GO train in the afternoon to Hamilton, ride to Turkey…[Read more]
I recently did the Old Ghost Road in New Zealand. It was a hell of a ride to choose as my first ever bikepacking experience. Certainly will be hard to follow in Ontario, but it did totally sell me on the overall bikepacking idea.
I was staying in huts so didn’t need a tent. The middle part of that trail is pretty rocky and technical, so…[Read more]
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.
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