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Olivier Paradis and Marie-Andrée Fortin

Panorama Cycles Ambassadors

English version to come…

Bio d’Olivier et Marie-Andrée

Marie-Andrée et Olivier font de leur vie une aventure, au point où même leurs proches ont parfois de la difficulté à suivre leur calendrier.

Du Kirghizstan à l’Inde en cyclo, ils cumulent de nombreux voyages en solo et en duo. Étant guides en tourisme d’aventure, ils parcourent l’Amérique à l’Europe, et font parfois un détour par l’Afrique afin de contempler le lever du soleil depuis le sommet du Kilimandjaro!

Ils vivent maintenant à temps partiel au Nunavik, suite à une expédition de longue durée que Marie-Andrée a faite en 2014: le Projet-Karibu (www.projet-karibu.com). Kangiqsualujjuaq est leur village d’accueil, où Olivier oeuvre comme agent de séjour pour parc Nunavik. On dit d’eux qu’ils ne font qu’un avec l’espace et le temps.  Carpe diem, ou saisir toutes les opportunités, est leur devise.

Olivier a vécu ses premières grandes aventures il y a plus de dix ans en parcourant l’Afrique australe à vélo. Ces jours-ci, il se promène dans les montagnes enneigées du Grand Nord québécois, entre la rédaction de deux poèmes et quelques photos d’aurores boréales.

Marie-Andrée prend les vagues qui viennent à elle et se promène selon le remous, une fois à vélo, l’autre en rando.  On la retrouve sur l’île de Baffin, comme en Asie, souriante et pétillante, à la rencontre des peuples qui sillonnent sa route.  Ses voyages l’ont menée à découvrir des coins reculés de la planète ou à bourlinguer sur le vieux continent.

Ils font maintenant partie d’une équipe de trois; toujours accompagnés de leur plus fidèle ami, Ulysse, un bébé malamute musclé et vif qui aime courir dans la neige.

Notre trio d’aventuriers nordiques partagera leur quotidien influencé par la culture inuit, l’infinie blancheur de la toundra et les nuits d’aurore boréale.

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    Derailleur hanger – Torngat

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    panorama cycles t shirt

    T-Shirt S24O

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    panorama anticosti 2021

    Anticosti

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    Katahdin

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    panorama chic-chocs 27.5

    Chic-Chocs 27.5

    *** The complete inventory was sold out within days of the announcement of the bike in fall 2020. We plan to offer the Chic-Chocs again towards the end of summer 2021. The best way to stay informed of the availability is to subscribe to the newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact us. *** Opportunities for adventure are infinite with such a versatile bike. Let the Chic-Chocs fatbike take you to the mountains, rivers or beaches you’ve always wanted to discover. At 29 lbs and equipped with tubeless 27.5” x 4.5” tires, this is a seriously fun bike to ride on newly discovered sandy, rocky or snowy paths. You’re into bikepacking? We’ll get along pretty well! In addition to 3 water bottle mounts, top tube bag mount and anything cage mounts on the fork, everything is ready for you to install a rear rack (if you prefer this setup versus minimalist frame bags). That way you can carry your skis to get to this remote backcountry spot, or bring some extras on your trip for a memorable night around a campfire. Your friends will thank you!
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