Name: Karine Corbeil
Lives in Montreal
Favourite playground where you like to spend your weekends?
Northeastern United States. The area has great diverse trails and lots of micro-breweries!
How do you plan for a weekend adventure? What inspires you the most? (Great spots to try out or instagram accounts to discover)
I really don’t like planning much so I often let the others decide where to go next. On the other hand, I’m always up for the most far-fetched plans that are likely to be very different than what was initially planned.
I love reading about bikepacking adventures on The Radavist & bikepacking.com. They post stories that are full of ideas and inspiration for the next outing.
I also like checking out the street views of the place and the trail conditions on Google Maps beforehand.
Favourite season for a bikepacking adventure?
All of them, but don’t invite me to go up North in the middle of May. I hate bugs! It’s my girly side!
What essentials to you pack when on a multiple day adventure?
There is no such thing as too much Duck-Tape, bungee cables and insect repellent!
Minimalist rider or cozy adventurer?
I’m more of a cozy adventurer – I’m always packing too much clothes, too much food and too many beers! It makes for a heavier load but a great reward.
Early morning start: Espresso or Latte?
Latte – I never get on my bike without my Bialetti