Although Iíve been cycling for over a decade, this will be my first loaded multi-day tour. I've done Randonnuering rides of 200-300-400kms, but never back to back days of 150 kms or more. So its time to do a mini-tour. The plan is to ride from the Toronto area to my family reuniona and back. Around 500kms in 3 days. It will be interesting to see how my legs react to a repeated days of travel.

The ride is more of a test of concept than a tour I guess. I recently purchased a Giant OCR Touring bike, with racks, fenders and Arkel GT panniers, as well as a new tent, sleeping bag and pad from MEC. So this trip will be a field test for the new bike and gear.