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

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

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