Down the road

Video

6 years ago I went on a ATV 4×4 to the end of the road and then start walking towards what is called locally as “Dry Bay”. The Inuit are mussel picking at low tide in this stunning location near the Ungava Bay! For this overnighter we decide to pack as light as possible and ride our FAT Bike on the Tundra. We got to see Muskox 4 times on this trip and luckily the wind was blowing and help keep the bugs away from us most of the time!!
Guillaume Bedard is riding Surly Pug-Ops surlybikes.com/bikes/pug_ops and I ride a Salsa Mukluk 2 salsacycles.com/bikes/2014_mukluk_2 with Jones bar jonesbikes.com/h-bar.html
We use Relevate Design :
Framebag : revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Frame-Bags/CoBranded-Frame-Bags
Harness: revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Harness-handlebar-harness-sling-
Salty roll : revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Saltyroll
Pocket: revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Pockets
Seatbag: revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Seat-Bags/Viscacha
Gas tank : revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/Gas-Tank
Mountain feed bag: revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/Mountain-Feedbag
and wanderlust-gear.com/products/rattlesnake-stem-bag
If you want to see more video of Fatbike check out this vimeo album : vimeo.com/album/2789889
If you want to see more video from Nunavik check out this vimeo album : vimeo.com/album/2242393
Equipment :
Canon EOS 7D
Lens Tokina 10-17
Lens Canon 24-105
Go Pro Hero 3
Edit on Final Cut Pro X
Music : Down the road from the group C2C : soundcloud.com/c2cdjs/down-the-road

TNGA Fat Bikepacking

Video

We cycled 2/3 of the TNGA trail starting at the South Carolina border and finishing 15 miles from Mulberry Gap when my free hub broke on me. We were lucky enough to find signal with an old cell phone and get the crew from Mulberry Gap to pick us up.
Muberry Gap mountain bike gateway has been such a great basecamp with friendly staff and amazing food: mulberrygap.net/
From Kuujjuaq or Montreal 15 000 points Aeroplan are need to get to Atlanta.
If you want to see more Fatbike ride during winter…
The first edit: vimeo.com/85213559
The second edit: vimeo.com/86387246
The Third edit: vimeo.com/89268416
If you want to see more video from Nunavik check out this vimeo album : vimeo.com/album/2242393
Equipment :
Canon EOS 7D
Lens Tokina 10-17
Lens Canon 24-105
Go Pro Hero 3
Edit on Final Cut Pro X
Music : We Can Make the World Stop from The Glitch Mob : soundcloud.com/theglitchmob/we-can-make-the-world-stop

TNGA bikepacking trip to Georgia,USA

So far we have been gathering information on the Trans North Georgia Trail trip coming up from may 21st to may 29th where we will be bikepacking this 360 miles (500km) of trail.

Here is a few useful link I found along the way:

Mulberry Gap being the best basecamp you can wish for with loads of very useful information!! http://mulberrygap.net/amenities/sleepingcabins/

https://www.facebook.com/TransNGA

http://www.firstworks.com/tnga/

http://mountaingoatadventures.com/tnga2013

We will be using the Relevate Design bikepacking bags :

Framebags Surly and Salsa

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Frame-Bags/CoBranded-Frame-Bags

Gas tank:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/Gas-Tank

Feedbag:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/Mountain-Feedbag

Harness :

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Harness-handlebar-harness-sling-

2 ways opening drybag:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Saltyroll

Pockets for extra front space:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Pockets

Seat Bag Viscacha:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Seat-Bags/Viscacha

light weight stove from MSR Pocket Rocket:

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/stoves/rapid-cooking/pocketrocket/product

Titanium lightweight cooking pot 700 ml:

http://www.snowpeak.com/cookware/backpacking/trek-700-titanium-scs-005t.html

That’s it for the bikepacking equipment for this trip for now but here is the pogies I like for Fatbiking this winter!

http://45nrth.com/products/softgoods/cobrafist

Ride FAT or die Skinny

Video

Ride FAT or die Skinny from Francois Carrier Deziel on Vimeo.

Here is the unpacking and our first few ride around Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.
If you want to see more video from Nunavik check ou this vimeo album :vimeo.com/album/2242393
Equipment :
Canon EOS 7D
Lens Tokina 10-17
Lens Canon 24-105
Lens Canon 100-400
Go Pro Hero 3
Edit on Final Cut Pro X
Music : Wine and Chocolates from Theophilus London
soundcloud.com/theophilusl/03-wine-and-chocolates-042611

The World of FAT BIKE in 2014

For a while the question was do I really want a Fat Bike and when this question was answered by yes the hardest part was to find one…  The reality is that the Fat Bike became victim of their popularity!!

After searching extensively on Fat Bike and ending most of my search a result with too many bookmarks… I decide to get all that info available and share the best of these search here is a list of useful link for anyone looking to buy a Fat Bike.

The very first thing is always price and as usual most of the time for bike you get what you pay for. But to my great surprise quite a few unexpensive Fat bike options exist out there: Budget models ; Mid Range models ; High End models

Here is a list of my favorite brands:

Surly, Salsa, 45 North, 9zero7

And last but not least the very best Bike blog you can follow : gypsybytrade

Its a unbelievable source of information on touring and bikepacking as well as Fatbiking!!