Filed under Mountain Literature

Is there a literature of bikepacking?

In contemplating various new writing and drawing projects and ideas I sat down recently to try and identify bikepacking literature. By which I mean writing which is specifically based on, inspired by, written about or during or otherwise related to the cycling sub-discipline of bikepacking. There is a profusion of cycling blogging and a huge array … Continue reading

Skyler’s 2015 in Review, 2016 Ahoy

Skyler’s 2015 in Review, 2016 Ahoy

Though it may seem I  did fewer “big” bikepacking trips in 2015 than in 2014, I actually got out riding a lot. It was great. I wrote about many of those trips on this blog, but there were also some that I never mentioned. This post is a look back on some great trips in … Continue reading

Tokens of Landscape

Tokens of Landscape

 “’Time for an hour or two of the dark arts,’ said Ian a few days after we had got back from the Shiants. He went upstairs and returned with three charts, a tidal atlas and what looked like a brass gannet’s skull with a wine cork on the end of its beak. He unrolled the … Continue reading

Mountain Poems

by Knut Poetry is one form of expression I have been trying to think about more in the context of mountain writing. The following poem was written by Tor Kitching, an aspiring climber and mountain-biker. It was originally published in 2011 in Quiddity, the literary and artistic journal of Upper Canada College in Toronto. Epitaph When I … Continue reading