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Cycle Touring Vancouver Island

This section is my chance to ramble on, to have an ongoing conversation with readers. I'll post updates & photos as I do more rides, get gear worth noting, or come across interesting stuff about cycle touring or bikepacking on Vancouver Island & the Sunshine Coast (and beyond).   

See the 'search tags', listed in alpha order down the right side below. Check this list out if you want to find out if there is a post about a location - click on a tag of interest, and any relevant blog post(s) will show along the left.

February 26, 2017

Early review of my new Surly ECR bikepacker bike. More to come after I get it out for some tougher multi-day rides

February 21, 2017

Check out Malcolm Island & Bere Point Regional Campground on beautiful Malcolm Island of Vancouver Island's NE coast. Beautiful beachside camping with friendly locals and fine bike touring.

February 7, 2017

A few years past, after hearing about how fabulous it was from cycle tourists in central Asia, I did a 6 week bike tour through west and central Iran. It was amazing and the hospitality overwhelming. It may though cause me immigration issues in the future should I ever...

February 5, 2017

3 articles about trends in the biking world - on local bike shops, hidden motors and an ageless wonder, still riding at 105 years.

February 5, 2017

This post talks about why I really considered getting a rohloff hub for my newly ordered Surly ECR 29 x 3+" bikepacking bike

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