The term ‘microadventure’ is, very possibly, another marketing buzz-word dream for outdoor equipment companies, eager to catch a ride on a wave being driven on by it’s own social media hype. So it was, being a slave to such social media hash-tagging, that I decided to plan my first bikepacking microadventure. To ride out one night for a wild camp and then carry on to work the next morning. Continue reading “Bikepacking to Work – A midweek #microadventure”
Christmas commitments to see family, working those days many have off in between bank holidays and some typical winter weather combined to reduce the opportunity for cycling, especially my desire for any multi-day bikepacking adventures. So I bridged bikepacking with touring to get some practice for future adventures.
It was during a fairly standard lunchtime internet browsing session that I stumbled upon www.bikepacking.com with it’s tales of adventure and a plethora of inspiring pictures of bikes, complete with luggage, nominally in front of some gravel track disappearing into a one of those perfect picturesque valleys beneath a clear blue sky. Thus the seed was sown and I began planning my first ever epic adventure (note – levels of epicness and adventure may have been relative to the immediate situation of sitting, somewhat bored, at a job I was soon to be leaving….. ahem). Continue reading “It’s all part of the adventure”