20220909 Day 2 ONXL bikepacking trip

Today 147k for 297k total. On the GNR route From St Jacobs to Dundas Valley past Hamilton. Thanks to Matthew Kadey for riding a lot of his GNR route single track with me today. Thanks also to Matthew for his collection of routes that I used to create my ONXL route. Left the route to … Continue reading 20220909 Day 2 ONXL bikepacking trip

20220908 Day 1 ONXL bikepacking trip

Today 150k of 3,500k planned route. Toonto to just south of St Jacobs by the Conestogo River and enjoyed a Block Three Brewing beer. Howling coyotes and screeching owls were interesting!Cheers…GregLife is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep moving. -- Albert Einstein Check out 20220908 ONXL Day 1 Relive video … Continue reading 20220908 Day 1 ONXL bikepacking trip

Today starting my Ontario Epic Bikepacking Route (ONXL)

Today I’m starting my 3,500km Ontario Epic Bikepacking Route (ONXL) for fun and to raise funds for an amazing charity https://bikeswithoutborders.org/. To help them empower marginalized people by providing them with a free refurbished bicycle please make a charitable donation at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/bikepack-ontario-epic-4000km-fundraising-ride-for-/. I created this ONXL route (https://ridewithgps.com/collections/17901) of about 3,500km from some of the … Continue reading Today starting my Ontario Epic Bikepacking Route (ONXL)

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