20210908 ONXL day 6

We were so lucky to have found near Ormsby a picnic shelter to sleep under last night as it saved us from being washed away in the torrential rain storm that lasted most of the night. Of course I didn't sleep much with the rain pounding on the tim roof! I made coffee in the … Continue reading 20210908 ONXL day 6

20210907 ONXL day 5

131k with 1,754m of climbing. Left Maynooth by 8am. For breakfast had a awesome veg omelet at Dave's Place in Bancroft. The Hasty Highlander "optional" loop had lots of very soft sand, with lots of climbs, so it took us a long time. This loop section absolutely needs fat mtb tires. The Old Hasting Road … Continue reading 20210907 ONXL day 5

20210906 ONXL day 4

Rained most of the night, as we broke camp and for about two hours of riding. Good lunch at Algonquin Outfitters. Really enjoyed the naturalized Old Railway Bike Trail that starts at Mew Lake Campground. Instead of taking the Hasty Highlander route on rough forest access road from Whitney towards Kennaway (as I'm getting a … Continue reading 20210906 ONXL day 4

20210905 ONXL day 3

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/74628279 Today we were on a route called "Hasty Highlander", which I have renamed "Hellishly Hilly Highlander" after today's 2120 metres of climbing in 142k. Started with a good breakfast at Greg and Joy Shikaze's and rode for a couple of hours in light rain. Mostly gravel roads and a few atv trails with water … Continue reading 20210905 ONXL day 3

20210904 ONXL day 2

Only 117 km today from Lindsay to Greg and Joy Shikaze's home just south of Haliburton, where my bike buddy Hal Judd joins me on this ride. Lots of hills to climb and really sandy rail trail to plow through. Then Greg and Joy served up an amazing 5 star gourmet meal outside around their … Continue reading 20210904 ONXL day 2

20210904 ONXL day 2 Lunch in Kinmount

Lunch in Kinmount. Hard boiled egg from Linda Boyle my host last night. Fenlon Falls beer, spinach pie and chocolate chewy square from small food fair right on the rail trail. Only 55k to Greg Shikaze's home. Life is good on two wheels. Happy Trails!Greg Andre-Barrett Follow my blogs from this trip at:https://gregbikingwithoutborders.blog/https://www.facebook.com/GregBikingWithoutBordershttps://instagram.com/gregbikingwithoutborders  http://www.bikeswithoutborders.org/ where … Continue reading 20210904 ONXL day 2 Lunch in Kinmount

20210903 ONXL day 1

Day 1 from Toronto to Lindsay was an extremely tough long 190k with lots of mountain bike trails with steep climbs and descents between Ajax and Uxbridge. So lucky to have a good rejuvenating sleep and food in Lindsay at the home of dear friend Linda Boyle. Ready to roll https://youtu.be/wEEO2ygfIfU video created from the … Continue reading 20210903 ONXL day 1

My ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic 4,100km ride starts September 3rd!

For this epic bikepacking route and ride I have to thank Matthew Kadey for laying down the following challenges on his BT 700 Bikepacking site... Those who are really ambitious will combine both the GNR and BT 700 in what I call the BT XL. Also complete the Cannonball 300 route at any time and … Continue reading My ONXL Bikepack Ontario Epic 4,100km ride starts September 3rd!

Toronto loop ride on beautiful serene trails of 72kms

This cycling route is one of my local favourites and illustrates why Toronto is consistently rated one of the top cities to live in the world. About 67k (93%) of 72k of this route is on paved trails...primarily the Humber River Trail, Waterfront Trail, Don River Trail and the Finch Corridor Trail. Spinning along these … Continue reading Toronto loop ride on beautiful serene trails of 72kms

2021-04-23 A Toronto north loop ride

April 23rd I enjoyed a 127km ride on a Toronto north loop I created with RideWithGPS using off-road paths and trails where possible. To stay safe during Covid I took four bottles of water with me so that I wouldn't have to stop at any store along the way. Wish I had taken more water … Continue reading 2021-04-23 A Toronto north loop ride