Photos by Samuel Lalande-Markon, Félix-Antoine Tremblay et Marco-Carlo Milo
From the tenth of February to the fourth of March, Samuel Lalande-Markon and Félix-Antoine Tremblay made the first bicycle crossing of the Route blanche, on the Lower North Shore of Quebec. The two cyclists traveled 500 miles (800 km) autonomously in the heart of the Quebec winter facing temperatures as low as -53°F (-47°C). More than a year of preparation proved necessary to face the unknown.
The full story of their adventure aboard the Panorama Cycles Torngat fatbikes will be published shortly. Until then, here are some pictures.
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Gravel Bikes*In stock and shipping everyday! When you venture on the less traveled roads of the backcountry, sometimes, the beautiful road becomes much more bumpy than what was predicted. The asphalt becomes gravel, and the gravel literally becomes an off-road trail. It is for this kind of adventure that the Anticosti was created. The Anticosti frame is built with a bespoke selection of Reynolds 725 steel tubing, thinned where it is needed to reduce weight. A generous tire clearance allows you to install 27.5x2.1 or 700x50 tires. For 2023, our steel frame gravel bike has a revised geometry (shorter seattube length and slightly slacker head tube angle) and new curved chainstays offering more clearance to the rear tire. A Rival buildkit, Easton crankset, Hunt wheels and Teravail 700x42 tires makes this bike ready for a quick gravel loop, or for a more ambitious multi-day trip project. *Frameset comes with wheel axles, headset installed, seatpost collar and frame protectors.1,649$ – 2,999$ (CAD)
PartsThru axle for the rear wheel. Bolt-on type (no lever), install with 6mm hex key.40$ (CAD)
PartsAlways a good idea to have a spare derailleur hanger when venturing a little further than usual...25$ – 40$ (CAD)
ClothingWhy stick to the already known paths! #Backcountrycycling has become over time the mojo of Panorama Cycles. Make it yours with this unique cap!39.99$ (CAD)
- 100% Cotton
- Leather adjustment strap
PartsBecause sometimes small scratches do happen... We want you to keep your bike for long and in good condition!14.99$ (CAD)
- 5ml bottle
- High-quality all-in-one paint, no need to apply a clear coat
PartsThru axle for the front wheel. Bolt-on type (no lever), install with 6mm hex key.40$ (CAD)
ClothingSlip this cap into your bike bags, and keep it stylish around the campfire!34.99$ (CAD)
- 6-panel cap, without structure (ideal to pack into bags).
- Blue color: fabric made entirely from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Each cap uses about 3 bottles, which have been recovered from our environment.
- Olive color: 100% ripstop cotton
- Adjustable strap and plastic buckle (convenient to be attached to a bag)
- One size fits all