The Peel
The Peel
Sweet, juicy and bursting with flavour
 Photo by @johnprolly 

Photo by @johnprolly 

My name is Ivan kilroe I'm from the UK and I'm one of 6 Blackburn Rangers for 2016.  I’ll be Bikepacking the Transamerica route and promoting this form of travel whilst keeping a blog of my journey. We are also privileged to be using and testing some amazing gear from: Blackburndesign, Ninerbikes, Bellhelmets, WTB, Kitsbow, Sram, Giro, Brooks, and Bigagnes. Putting it to the test, through the continuous rigours of bikepacking. My journey starts in Astoria and heads eastward. I'll be camping and exploring all I can along the way, in search of great trails and good times. Check out Blackburndesign for the blog and more info on the ranger programme, and the other rangers.

This blog/site 'The Peel' will be one of many outlets for me to post anything and everything I see, do, or feel along the way. I'll also be posting weekly on the Blackburn design blog, but just incase this isn't enough I've set up this and few other ways for me to post random things as I go. So check out my Instagram and Tumblr. I hope that telling the story will provide some inspiration or encourage others to plan 'that trip' they've been thinking about or even just getting out and riding a bike for the hell of it.  

This blog is a medium for everything; video, photo, general musings, experiences and thoughts. Check out my Ranger video, and also find out about the other great people also embarking on this adventure and their story.