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Ride. Camp. Repeat. – a bikepacking video

Ride. Camp. Repeat. – a bikepacking video

I met Dan in Chile, this past February. It came up in conversation that we were both interested in learning about videography. Fast forward several months, he’d finished off his ride from Mexico to Ushuaia, Argentina – the end of a chapter, but also the conclusion to a entire volume. A native to Halifax, he … Continue reading

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

Across BC on a Trail or Three

Across BC on a Trail or Three

After our fiasco at Greendrop Lake, we abandoned our hopes of riding another never-been-cycled long distance trail, straight over the mountains. We reasoned that this was close to home, and we could come back on a short trip for that trail. Besides, there was a huge summer storm headed our way – which would drop … Continue reading

A Bikepacking Fiasco at Greendrop Lake

A Bikepacking Fiasco at Greendrop Lake

Panthea and I can equally be accused of a form of hubris. Me, an overconfidence in myself and my own ability to wrestle through challenging situations. Panthea, that same overconfidence in my decision making. Ok, maybe the latter is not hubris, but trust. She might be safe. Still, together, and despite Panthea’s usual better judgement, … Continue reading

Five Nines Fine in the Camelsfoot Range

Five Nines Fine in the Camelsfoot Range

The camels that gave their name to the Camelsfoot Range were mostly dead before Canada existed, or B.C. had any borders. A long time ago, some crusty psychopaths, allergic to the comforts of the “known world”, ventured out into the fearful “wilderness” occupied by a couple hundred native nations, and, in 1861, struck gold in the … Continue reading

Mt Slesse NE Buttress, Off the Couch

Mt Slesse NE Buttress, Off the Couch

There was a time when I was obsessed with climbing mountains. Eventually I realized that in order to accomplish difficult climbing objectives, you need to do a lot of training, which consists of hanging out beside short cliffs, boulders, or in gyms. It turned out I found these other types of climbing super boring. Hanging out … Continue reading

Surly Ogre – A Quiver of One

Surly Ogre – A Quiver of One

Fairly shortly after our trip to the Chilcotin’s in the fall of 2014 I was offered a 22” Surly Ogre at an amazing price by the good folks at the best bike shop in Vancouver, Mighty Riders. After some deliberation I went for it and so for the past months I have been gradually breaking … Continue reading