Orca vs Dolphin: Which Waterproof Pannier is Right for You?

Arkel offers two lineups of waterproof panniers with a variety sizes and colours. Known as the Orcas and the Dolphins, each lineup has its own perks, but they also share features that are unique to the Arkel brand. Let’s break down the differences and similarities between these two product lines, and figure out which pair of bike bags is the right fit for you.

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In The Mind of A Cyclist Crossing Africa by Samuel Roy

Voyager à vélo est le summum de la liberté. En plus de notre santé physique et mentale qui se réjouissent, notre portefeuille peut être épargné, c’est bon pour l’environnement et le rythme de ce moyen de transport permet de vivre chaque endroit que l’on traverse avec nos cinq sens. Si ça grimpe, nos jambes vont le sentir, s’il pleut toute la journée, on n’y échappe pas, si les champs de lavande sont en fleurs, notre nez s’émerveille. Cette basse vitesse et cette vulnérabilité qui nous représentent en tant que cyclotouristes nous rendent aptes à rencontrer les locaux des pays que nous visitons, des gens à qui nous n’aurions probablement jamais parlé si nous étions passés en voiture. Ces personnes sont souvent curieuses et stupéfaites face à notre aventure. En pédalant on se laisse guider par notre coeur, vivant un style de vie pur, minimaliste et gratifiant.

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The White Road Expedition Declared Successful by Samuel Lalande-Markon

Adventurers Samuel Lalande-Markon and Félix-Antoine Tremblay have successfully traveled from Nutashkuan to Blanc-Sablon on their oversized tire bikes (fatbikes). This is the first full crossing of the Lower North Shore to be made by bike. The feat was completed in 18 days, several of which served to meet the communities along the route.

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How to have a good time with childhood friends by Jordan Remillieux

Most people prefer an all-inclusive resort in Cancun or a fishing trip to Baskatong. For the three of us, a week on a fatbike in Nunavik is ideal! Being an airplane pilot in Northern Quebec for several years, I decided 6 months ago to try a new bikepacking expedition. Having successfully completed a bike crossing between the villages of Tasiujaq and Kuujjuaq, I felt ready for a new adventure.

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