I have a long held love of angling, which dates back to my first time wetting a line when I was 4 years old with my father. Growing up in St. Phillips, I had access to several ponds that were fairly plentiful with fish - even some rainbows in Hogan's pond. As much as I … Continue reading An Introduction to the Art of Salmon Angling
One of the highlights from this past summer (2018) was diving into the bikepacking scene, which is something I have been salivating over for some time. For my first overnight (s24O) bikepacking trip, my friends and I embarked on an adventure to Gisborne Lake. With a perfect forecast in our sights for Sunday August 12-Monday … Continue reading Bikepacking 1.0 – a trip to Gisborne Lake
A plan was hatched this week to take advantage of the recent cold snap for a fat bike ride in over the beautiful backcountry that lies beyond White Hills Resort. The ride route was to leave from the Lee Churchill Chalet (Clarenville Nordic Main Hut), ride in Prairie Pond trail, and then in over the … Continue reading Biking to Baccy Pond
"And it's Blow Ye Winds in the Morning / Blow Ye Winds Aye-O!" Wind. Invisible, noisy, relentless, ever changing, unpredictable, beautiful, refreshing, constant, and mysterious. Anyone akin to Newfoundland and Labrador would know that we have a close relationship with wind on the rugged isle in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Yes - wind … Continue reading DAY 1 – Cycling in Gros Morne National Park
How we came to choose a cycling trip in Gros Morne. My riding friend, Andy, and I met through Trek Terra Nova (a winter adventure race), which he organizes for students in and around the Terra Nova National Park area. It's a great event! We came to learn that we both have similar tastes in … Continue reading The Prologue: Cycling in Gros Morne National Park
If you have spent hours (countless) trolling the internet reading gear reviews and obsessing over instagram feeds of cycle touring people - then this post is for you. If not, you may not want to read on, unless you are just curious, and if so, well what are we waiting for? So - that's what … Continue reading Learning the ropes: my first overnight cycle trip.