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Posts tagged with Bikepacking

  1. Seattle to Portland, the dusty way pt. 2

    22 Sep 2017

    This is part 2 of my bikepacking trip from Seattle to Portland. It picks up just west of Mount Rainier National park. I weaved my way through the park, past the Longmire Lodge, over a burly wooden bridge over the Niqually River, then right onto the Paradise Valley Road, up…


  2. Great Divide: Back in the USA

    23 Sep 2016

    WHITEFISH, Mont. – Subsequent days on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route have gotten easier, but the challenge is still the same. It took a few days for me to settle into a routine of riding my bike all day and camping at night. For a first bikepacking trip, perhaps…


  3. Great Divide Mountain Bike Route: Banff to Fernie

    23 Sep 2016

    FERNIE, B.C., Canada – The first day was brutal. I had a late start leaving from Banff and wanted to get to the first night’s campsite before dark. I did it, but made some rookie mistakes along the way I was pretty warm riding but I didn’t remove layers and…


  4. Surly’s Number 7 and tubeless Extra Terrestrials

    21 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - The Surly branded Revelate Ranger frame bag finally arrived, and it’s nicer than I thought it would be.  Surly worked with Revelate to make frame bags for all (or most?) of their current frames – I think just the off-road models. The bags are all made in Alaska like…


  5. More on my Extra Terrestrial experience

    12 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - In an effort to test out the new Surly Extra Terrestrial 26 x 2.5 tires in something other than my apartment parking lot or my 5-mile (8 km) round trip to class, I rode around Ladybird Lake on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in downtown Austin. It’s about 10 miles (16km) of decomposed granite…


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