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Forgot to mention, I uploaded a little vid on Insta tv the other day. Just a rough compilation of my time biking to a campsite in Prince Edward County.  Realised I'll need a go pro for my future bike adventures. Btw, on the future calender- "The Ontario Loop", "Waterfront Trail", and some longer trips as well. Goal is to try one bike tour a year.
Forgot to mention, I uploaded a little vid on Insta tv the other day. Just a rough compilation of my time biking to a campsite in Prince Edward County. Realised I'll need a go pro for my future bike adventures. Btw, on the future calender- "The Ontario Loop", "Waterfront Trail", and some longer trips as well. Goal is to try one bike tour a year.
She's messy but pretty out there
She's messy but pretty out there
*heavy breathing followed by muffled sniffling. <--I cut out the real hideous parts

Well, some interesting observations riding through this. The bike was surprisingly well planted. I think it has to do with the 35mm cyclocross tires. Just enough surface contact while being thin enough to cut through the light snow to grab the gravel and pavement underneath. Didn't fish tail or risk falling once. Seems crazy but this stuff is perfectly doable but with poor traffic visible, I wouldn't quite reccomend it. You just have to make sure you see the traffic before they see you and keep to the side as much as possible. Deeper snow, I think you'd want a fat bike. Actually, I think you'd need a fatbike. At that point, you should probably drive unless it's a clear day. This light stuff the gravel tires excel. Just dont be out there if it's wet without studded tires. I think I've won the title "the last cyclist" in my area. Unless, there's a challenger hiding out there. 
Note: if only I ate shit when riding no hands...
#bike #snow #canada #justride #commute #moosebicycle #christmas
*heavy breathing followed by muffled sniffling. <--I cut out the real hideous parts Well, some interesting observations riding through this. The bike was surprisingly well planted. I think it has to do with the 35mm cyclocross tires. Just enough surface contact while being thin enough to cut through the light snow to grab the gravel and pavement underneath. Didn't fish tail or risk falling once. Seems crazy but this stuff is perfectly doable but with poor traffic visible, I wouldn't quite reccomend it. You just have to make sure you see the traffic before they see you and keep to the side as much as possible. Deeper snow, I think you'd want a fat bike. Actually, I think you'd need a fatbike. At that point, you should probably drive unless it's a clear day. This light stuff the gravel tires excel. Just dont be out there if it's wet without studded tires. I think I've won the title "the last cyclist" in my area. Unless, there's a challenger hiding out there. Note: if only I ate shit when riding no hands... #bike  #snow  #canada  #justride  #commute  #moosebicycle  #christmas 
Woke up to this...
@jenerallyjenny @lindsaychapman94 @chapmannickie #cats #purrfactory
Woke up to this... @jenerallyjenny @lindsaychapman94 @chapmannickie #cats  #purrfactory 
This is Canada for yeah. Morning ride was rather nice, biking home later that day was a mess. Everyone says a bike can't handle slush and slippery conditions but with my cyclocross tires, I have absolute traction in these conditions and was not worried about skidding in the slightest. Mind you, I wouldn't be able to handle really packed snow and iced over roads with these tires. I have officially biked every week of the year (nearly everyday) until our first moderate snowfall. I've averaged about 5000km this year alone on the bike. I will likely resign my gravel bike real soon due to the impending corrosive conditions. I hope to get a fatbike sometime though so I can still enjoy some riding this winter. Winter is never enjoyable for me, so i might as well try to change that. Looking at some sick used Norco fat bikes in my area. 
On average, Canadians will spend 5000 a year (on the conservative side) on their vehicles. I can comfortable haul 80 liters of stuff on my gravel bike and paid around 200-300 dollars on parts and tools ( and I'm a generous bike spender). Of course, it can be annoying when the weather is unreasonable (and having to carry more clothes), but over time you  become accustomed  to it. It actually becomes fun. It's definitely not for everyone and for some impractical. Just some thoughts.  #canada #biking #winterbiking #gravelbike #commute #moosebicycle #finance #money #green
This is Canada for yeah. Morning ride was rather nice, biking home later that day was a mess. Everyone says a bike can't handle slush and slippery conditions but with my cyclocross tires, I have absolute traction in these conditions and was not worried about skidding in the slightest. Mind you, I wouldn't be able to handle really packed snow and iced over roads with these tires. I have officially biked every week of the year (nearly everyday) until our first moderate snowfall. I've averaged about 5000km this year alone on the bike. I will likely resign my gravel bike real soon due to the impending corrosive conditions. I hope to get a fatbike sometime though so I can still enjoy some riding this winter. Winter is never enjoyable for me, so i might as well try to change that. Looking at some sick used Norco fat bikes in my area. On average, Canadians will spend 5000 a year (on the conservative side) on their vehicles. I can comfortable haul 80 liters of stuff on my gravel bike and paid around 200-300 dollars on parts and tools ( and I'm a generous bike spender). Of course, it can be annoying when the weather is unreasonable (and having to carry more clothes), but over time you become accustomed to it. It actually becomes fun. It's definitely not for everyone and for some impractical. Just some thoughts. #canada  #biking  #winterbiking  #gravelbike  #commute  #moosebicycle  #finance  #money  #green 
The moose got a little dirty on the weekend. Fun time riding with @defooster and @lindsaychapman94 #moosebicycles #bike #trailriding #mud
Good boi, Jarrid got meh some goods. What a nice guy. Very nice
Good boi, Jarrid got meh some goods. What a nice guy. Very nice
Creds @defooster. Had some good food and good company this thanksgiving.
Creds @defooster. Had some good food and good company this thanksgiving.
- got a tip today that freshco has some killa curry udon noodles. Gonna jet over there some time and slurp me some noodles-
- got a tip today that freshco has some killa curry udon noodles. Gonna jet over there some time and slurp me some noodles-
Felt like a ghost rider, puttering by on my sister's friend, Emma's, old Yamaha enduro 175. They say to run the thing super rich at the start. Uhmmm....okay. neat bike. Actually gave it some speed down one road and it can go. That smoke trail doe#yamaha #bike #enduro #smoking #trail
Felt like a ghost rider, puttering by on my sister's friend, Emma's, old Yamaha enduro 175. They say to run the thing super rich at the start. Uhmmm....okay. neat bike. Actually gave it some speed down one road and it can go. That smoke trail doe#yamaha  #bike  #enduro  #smoking  #trail 
Lots of bike pics today :S. Trying to get more miles on the bike before I can give it a proper review. Enjoying the bike so far. A relatively short ride to get some basics and to catch up on some studying at the park. Trued the front wheel better (hardly bad/perfectly acceptable before but once you notice something you kinda have to make it better). If you don't have a truing stand, just have your bike in the air, fix a zip tie to the fork and slowly press the zip tie towards the rim at very small measurements. All you need then is a spoke wrench. #bike #quicktip #commute #park #moosebike #moosebicycle
Lots of bike pics today :S. Trying to get more miles on the bike before I can give it a proper review. Enjoying the bike so far. A relatively short ride to get some basics and to catch up on some studying at the park. Trued the front wheel better (hardly bad/perfectly acceptable before but once you notice something you kinda have to make it better). If you don't have a truing stand, just have your bike in the air, fix a zip tie to the fork and slowly press the zip tie towards the rim at very small measurements. All you need then is a spoke wrench. #bike  #quicktip  #commute  #park  #moosebike  #moosebicycle 
Trying out my new gravel bike by Moose bikes here in canada. There's quite a few things I like about this more budget friendly gravel bike and a few things I wish were executed differently. Overall, it's an interesting bike. Going to upload a review  Instagram tv explaining my personal thoughts and what kind of customer this bike is intended for. Note: I powered through...kinda @moosebicycle #moosebike #gravelbike #commuting #bikes #touring #steelisreal
Trying out my new gravel bike by Moose bikes here in canada. There's quite a few things I like about this more budget friendly gravel bike and a few things I wish were executed differently. Overall, it's an interesting bike. Going to upload a review Instagram tv explaining my personal thoughts and what kind of customer this bike is intended for. Note: I powered through...kinda @moosebicycle #moosebike  #gravelbike  #commuting  #bikes  #touring  #steelisreal 
Encountered this guy today. Is a butterfly just a pretty moth?
Encountered this guy today. Is a butterfly just a pretty moth?
Rowdy cats need to simmer down #tea #cats #steepedtea #greentea #oof #mildlyamusing #mildlyinteresting
Thankful that my fancy tea arrived today, so I can enjoy a soothing cup after a long day. I'm a huge fan of yamamotoyama tea, offering quality Japanese traditional grade tea at an affordable price. These teas aren't packed full of fillers to present the false appearance of being "premium". Both style of teas have a polished taste. Not to mention, the history of these two styles of green tea is rich and quite interesting. I can elaborate on that if some desire.
 Genmai cha is considered the people's tea with a distinctively smooth and slightly nut-like taste. Roasted brown rice was originally added by the poor to sencha tea as a distinctive filler. The idea was to reduce the amount of tea needed for a cup, to conserve tea and reduce price . To everyone's surprise, the puffed roasted rice did not detract from the sencha taste. The rice actually added what some describe a degree of unami. You see many tea brands adding fillers these day and rebranding their tea, when most of the time their filler is full of unhealthy products and actually degrades the tea. Genmai cha is a comforting tea that won't hurt the wallet. It's personally one of my favourites. 
Gyokuro has long been considered one of the finest green tea on the planet. These tea leaves are grown in the shade, traditionally in the famed gardens of uji near Kyoto. Because they are so delicately produced, they offer a premium mellow taste with little harshness. Gyokuro is a special occasion tea that needs to be carefully steeped and enjoyed in small sips.
There yeah go, I briefly covered the history. 
#tea #minimalism #commute #relax #yamamotoyama #steepedtea #mildlyinteresting
Thankful that my fancy tea arrived today, so I can enjoy a soothing cup after a long day. I'm a huge fan of yamamotoyama tea, offering quality Japanese traditional grade tea at an affordable price. These teas aren't packed full of fillers to present the false appearance of being "premium". Both style of teas have a polished taste. Not to mention, the history of these two styles of green tea is rich and quite interesting. I can elaborate on that if some desire. Genmai cha is considered the people's tea with a distinctively smooth and slightly nut-like taste. Roasted brown rice was originally added by the poor to sencha tea as a distinctive filler. The idea was to reduce the amount of tea needed for a cup, to conserve tea and reduce price . To everyone's surprise, the puffed roasted rice did not detract from the sencha taste. The rice actually added what some describe a degree of unami. You see many tea brands adding fillers these day and rebranding their tea, when most of the time their filler is full of unhealthy products and actually degrades the tea. Genmai cha is a comforting tea that won't hurt the wallet. It's personally one of my favourites. Gyokuro has long been considered one of the finest green tea on the planet. These tea leaves are grown in the shade, traditionally in the famed gardens of uji near Kyoto. Because they are so delicately produced, they offer a premium mellow taste with little harshness. Gyokuro is a special occasion tea that needs to be carefully steeped and enjoyed in small sips. There yeah go, I briefly covered the history. #tea  #minimalism  #commute  #relax  #yamamotoyama  #steepedtea  #mildlyinteresting 
Mr.huffy for some reason. Yeah, it wasn't 15 km at all...dont know why I said that. Short commute of 8km. Besides getting quite wet, riding was fun. The bike just glides on the slick road. Panaracer tires are mint. #commuting #biking #rain #nature
Mr.huffy for some reason. Yeah, it wasn't 15 km at all...dont know why I said that. Short commute of 8km. Besides getting quite wet, riding was fun. The bike just glides on the slick road. Panaracer tires are mint. #commuting  #biking  #rain  #nature 
Mah sister will be here soon. Gonna tell me about Japan things and what not. #nature
Mah sister will be here soon. Gonna tell me about Japan things and what not. #nature