Since moving to Montreal I've been frequenting Santropol Roulant as a volunteer. Not only do they have a great community bike shop, they also grow and cook food that they deliver to those with limited mobility. All the food is delivered on foot and by bike throughout Montreal. I built their new bike workshop as well as their roof top garden and a roof top greenhouse. They are but one of the many local co-op shops in Montreal that people love. Others include Biciklo, BQAM, LA Cave, Coop Becik, CRABE, Culture Velo, The Flat Bike Collective, Mile End Bike Garage and Right to Move. The photographers behind the calendar were Lauren Kolyn, Zita Avens, Jay Ploss and Kinga Michalska. As cyclists and portrait photography lovers themselves, they did an impeccable job. I was proud to be one of the cyclists featured this year (Mr. September) along side my trusty bicycle wine rack! ..... 7am in late October can be pretty chilly!
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Bike touring is different than other types of travelling in that you don't really know how far you're going to get every day. This can make planning accommodations difficult and stressful, but it doesn't need to be.
In this post, I share some of the techniques I use to find accommodation on the fly so you can enjoy the ride and not stress about where to rest your head that night.
The main problem here is that entry level index shifters usually have cables right where you'd want to be putting your handlebar bag.
This hack, lets you get the cables out of the way and keep them protected without having to upgrade your shifters.
Stay tuned for more free-cycling adventures & inventions.