My 2021 biggest climb

My 2021 biggest day of climbing was 2,229 m over 144 km on 2021-09-05 day 3 (of 16) of my ONXL epic bikepacking ride of 2,000kms through parts of Ontario and Quebec. From my 2021-09-05 blog: Today we (Hal Judd and I) were on a route called "Hasty Highlander", which I have renamed "Hellishly Hilly … Continue reading My 2021 biggest climb

My 2021 longest ride

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/72120354 My 2021 longest ride was 237 km. I did this single day ride 2021-07-28 from our cottage on Little Lake, around the Simcoe County Loop Trail and back to our cottage. I was on my Trek Procaliber with bikepacking bags as I was testing and training for my September epic bikepacking trip. Because I … Continue reading My 2021 longest ride

My 2021 Ride Recap

My 2021 Ride Recap: 7,008 km; 61,671 m; 131 rides. I am grateful for the great riding that I was able to do in 2021. Being able to explore Ontario's and Quebec's beautiful countryside and peoples helped offset somewhat my concerns about Covid, climate change, conflicts and the dire health of some of my dearest … Continue reading My 2021 Ride Recap

20210903-18 ONXL Bikepack Ontario: Ride Collection, Trip Video, and Daily Blogs of my 2,000km trip

This 2,000km bikepacking trip includes most of the amazing Hasty Highlander and Log Driver's Waltz routes. Below are links to my trip's: RideWithGPS Daily Ride Collection; a Trip Video (that compiles all my Daily Blog videos and photos); and each of my Daily Blogs (with write-up, video and photos). For more amazing routes check out … Continue reading 20210903-18 ONXL Bikepack Ontario: Ride Collection, Trip Video, and Daily Blogs of my 2,000km trip

20210903-18 ONXL Bikepack Ontario trip videos

Below are links to: RideWithGPS Collection of Daily Rides; a Trip Video (that compiles all the Daily Blog videos and photos); and each of the Daily Blogs (with write-up, video and photos). Please donate to http://www.bikeswithoutborders.org/. Thanks to those that already have. For ~$100 we provide a repaired used bike, lock and helmet to a … Continue reading 20210903-18 ONXL Bikepack Ontario trip videos

20210903-18 ONXL Collection of my daily ride records

Collection of my daily ride records: https://ridewithgps.com/collections/34848 Special thanks to the creators of the following bikepacking routes which I enjoyed riding on this trip: Hasty Highlander, created by Matthew KadeyLog Driver's Waltz, created by Eric Betteridge and Jen AdamsOak Ridges Moraine Trail created by the Oak Ridges Trail Association and RideWithGPS route created by Greg … Continue reading 20210903-18 ONXL Collection of my daily ride records

20210918 ONXL day 16 and home!

Today was home stretch, as I decided to not continue the ride and head home, as my shoulder pain wasn't getting better and my throat infection (due to a saliva gland stone) was getting worse. I broke the ride into Aurora to Palgrave (following the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail (ORMT)) and then south to Toronto … Continue reading 20210918 ONXL day 16 and home!

20210917 ONXL day 15

Bewdley to Aurora was going to be following the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail and be about 140k. But the trail was such soft sand with constant steep climbs and careful descents, that it took me about four hours to do the first 34k to hwy 35. Much of the time I was ploughing rim deep … Continue reading 20210917 ONXL day 15

20210916 ONXL day 14

So I can get home on Saturday I decided to do a long 178k ride from Sharbot Lake to a glamping airbnb near  Bewsley (east end of Rice Lake). I took the shortest route possible, which was Trans Canada Trail from Sharbot Lake to Tweed and then road to Campbellford and then to Bewsley. I … Continue reading 20210916 ONXL day 14

20210915 ONXL day 13

My friends Ricky and Margret fed me a great breakfast and provided homemade peanut butter and marmalade wraps for the ride. It had rained in the night but had cleared and I even had a tail wind. I mostly rode the trails out of Ottawa (along with all the kids going to school). I took: … Continue reading 20210915 ONXL day 13