Dino's blog for mini adventures and endurance challenges

About Me

Happiness is Bicycle Shaped.

I remember my very first bike ride. I was very small. I had a pink bike with a white saddle. It had a plastic carrier seat to transport BB, my grubby-white teddy bear. On my first proper bike ride my Dad, big brother, BB and I pedalled together along the muddy, bumpy bridleway to a nearby pub. It was only 1 mile but 1 mile, when you are only 40 inches short, felt like a long way. It felt like an Expedition.

In May 2013, I packed up my panniers, said goodbye to my friends and family, and flew to Vancouver. Over the next 3 and a half months I cycled up the Rockies, across the prairies and along the shore of the Great Lakes; I cycled through thunderstorms and sunshine; I saw black bears, was bitten all over by bugs, and listened to birdsong. I swam in lakes, toasted marshmallows over campfires, and slept sounding in my tent as the rain pattered against the canvas. It was the adventure of a lifetime and it comes Highly Recommended.

Since Canada, I have clocked up many more miles on shorter tours around Europe. In July 2015, my Dad and I cycled end to end across a rather rainy UK – an account of which you’ll find on this blog.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog. If you have any questions or if you are planning your own cycle-camping adventure and would like some advice then please get in touch @dinojrock.

My Very First Bike Path - the garden path

My Very First Bike Path – the garden path

Not much has changed, eh? Still as fresh faced as ever.

Not much has changed, eh? Still as fresh faced as ever.

More info about me and my trip is featured on this wonderful website about biking across Canada.