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Gear Review | Redshift Shockstop Stem

Product Overview The Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem aims to solve an issue that so many people riding road and gravel bikes must deal with. Poor quality roads. Whether you’re...

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Ride Review | BT 700

Butter Tart 700 As with any good cycling route, the Butter Tart 700 (BT700) has evolved into a glorious route that is 768km long, taking the rider throughout Southwestern...

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Blackburn Outpost Elite Handlebar Roll

Product Overview With so many types of handlebar rolls on the market, it’s tough to find one that can stand up the rigor of everyday use. The Blackburn Outpost...

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BTA Touring Talk – Episode 4 | Bike Maintenance

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Bike Tour Adventures Touring Talk. In this episode I have Carl Presseault, my most recent guest from Interview 047, co-hosting an episode in...

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Gear Review | Opus Horizon: Long-term Review

Having ridden road bikes since 2003, I decided it was time to change things up. In 2020 I traded in my road bike for something more modern and a...

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The Ultra-Distance Bikepacking Kit List

In the summer of 2020 I rode 5521km from Vancouver, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon and then onwards east all the way to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Covering a distance of...

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PART 5: The Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway Built by the Americans during WWII, the Alaska Highway was constructed to connect the Lower 48 to the state of Alaska. Beginning at the junction of...

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PART 6: Eastern Yellowhead Highway

Eastern Yellowhead Highway Originally constructed in 1970, the Yellowhead Highway stretches across the four Western Provinces, starting just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba and going all the way to Prince Rupert,...

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PART 4: The Cassiar Highway

The Stewart-Cassiar Highway The Stewart-Cassiar Highway, first built in 1975, is the northern-most and most remote part of British Colombia. Stretching from Kitimat in the south to the Alaska...

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PART 3: The Yellowhead Highway

The Yellowhead Highway Originally constructed in 1970, the Yellowhead Highway stretches across the four Western Provinces, starting just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba and going all the way to Prince Rupert,...

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Bikepacking Canada Adventure

In the summer of 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I was forced to cancel my plans to take part in two ultra-endurance races in Europe. In lieu of this,...

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PART 2: The Cariboo Highway

The Cariboo Highway The Cariboo Highway runs from Cache Creek to Prince George and is named after the region through which it runs. A lot of the highway follows...

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PART 1: The Sea to Sky Highway

The Sea to Sky Highway starts at the U.S. border just south of Vancouver and extends northwards for 409km to just outside Cache Creek where it joins up with...

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Choosing A Bike Bag Setup

Handlebar Setup When deciding on how you will setup the cockpit of your bike, it’s important to choose the right bag for the job. Depending on the type of...

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Parts Of The Bike | Bicycle Components For Beginners

Parts of the Bike One of the biggest challenges every cyclist has to go through at some point is learning the names of the parts on their bikes and...

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Spare Parts For Touring

Spare Parts For Your Bike Tour After numerous bike tours and extensive conversations with bike tourers from around the world, I have put together what I consider to be...

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Pros and Cons to Touring on a Folding Bike

Pros and Cons to Using a Folding Bike for Touring Having done some bike touring on road bikes, mountain bikes, and folding bikes, I decided to put together some...

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Touring Talk Episode 003: What Bike Do I Need?

In Episode 003 of BTA Touring Talk, Adam Hugill and I discuss the various types of options available when it comes to finding the right bike for the tour...

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Touring Talk Episode 002 | Sleep Solutions

Bike Touring Sleep Solutions Bike touring and sleeping away from home go hand in hand. It’s would be pretty difficult to go on a bike tour and sleep at...

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When and Where to go on a Bike Tour

Should I buy a new bike before bike touring? Should I wait until I save more money? Should I wait until my kids are just a bit older? Should...

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What is Bike Touring?

What does it mean to go on a Bike Tour Adventure? A bike tour adventure is a pretty flexible term generally used for getting on a bike and riding...

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Touring Talk Episode 001 | Stoves

In Episode 001 of BTA Touring Talk, Adam and I discuss the various types of cooking stoves out there, our experiences with them, and what our recommendations would be.

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Tour Along the Saint Lawrence River: Ottawa –> Quebec City –> Ottawa

Click the speaker to play the blog post using the website voice app. When moving back to Canada at the beginning of summer 2019 I decided that a summer...

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SE Asia Adventure: Part 3 – Vang Vieng, Laos

In SE Asia Aventures, Part 3, we spend a couple days in Vang Vieng, exploring and doing some mini adventures aroud the area.

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SE Asia Adventure: Part 2 – Songkran Festival

The Songkran Festival takes place mid-April, starting on April 13th and lasting from three to five days, depending on where you are. Songkran is the ancient New Year of...

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 1 – Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is the new capital of Laos, having been only made the capital 450 years ago. Because it’s a small city with only about 700,000 residents, it’s much more...

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Video: Cycling the Mae Hong Son Loop

Quickly becoming a more and more famous cycling route, no longer just for motorbikes. The Mae Hong Son Loop is a 650km circuit through northern Thailand, flowing through lush...

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Cycling the Mae Hong Son Loop

Chiang Mai, the largest city in the northern Thailand is not just an amazing city to spend a few days or weeks, but is also the traditional starting point...

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang: Inner peace and outer calm The ride to Luang Prabang was supposed to take up 4-5 hours through some amazing mountains and down some pristine valleys. Shortly...

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng: More than a party spot We arrived in Vang Vieng mid-afternoon on the first day of Laos New Year. It was a great experience driving through town,...

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Vientiene, Laos

2 Days in Vientiane, Laos After more than 7 years since last being in Laos, my wife and I decided to do a week-long trip from Vientiane to Luang...

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Along the Mekong: To Kampong Cham

At approximately 100km from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham is a great weekend getaway for anyone wanting to get away from the constant traffic and noise of the big city....

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Cycling the Coast to Kampot

Cycling the Coast to Kampot After hosting my friend Adam of the Cycling Two for two weeks, he decided that he would make his way to Bangkok by following...

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Japan: Shikoku Photo Gallery

It can be challenging to find rural places in Japan to cycle, but the route across Shikoku Island follows a fertile valley across the island. Most of the route...

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Japan: Shikoku Island – Osaka to Hiroshima

Cycling from Osaka to Hiroshima via the beautiful Shikoku Island This post is a throwback to 2015, when I decided to cycle from Osaka to Hiroshima. As I was...

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Indonesia – Part 5: Bali to Gili Islands to Lombok

The Final Two Weeks After the massive push to get to Denpasar in 4 days, I was really happy to have reached Bali, the legendary island of amazing food,...

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Indonesia – Part 4: Malang to Denpassar

4 day Race to Bali The day before I was going to leave Malang I was talking to a British couple and they were telling me how they only...

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Indonesia – Part 3: Kediri to Malang

Kediri to Malang (115km) Kediri as a nice little city. I managed to go to a festival that happened to be going on and saw a traditional Javanese puppet...

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Indonesia – Part 2: Yogyakarta to Kediri

Yogyakarta to Solo (68km) I decided to go to Surakarta (Solo) for my 1st bike leg. Only 68km away on a flat road. About 2.5 hours of boring riding...

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Indonesia – Part 1: Yogyakarta

This post is copied over from an old site I was building. This trip took place in 2012 during the winter break from my teaching job in Malaysia. I...

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