Any Mountain Bikers?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Yellow Pig, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Re: bikepacking. Anyone here do it? I'd like to hear about your set up and bike for this. I have a niner rlt 9 that'd i'd like to use for this but at the same time most of the trails I'd want to bikepack on call for a mountain bike. Ideally, I'd like to find gear that fits both bikes but I know this will be tough as the frames are very different. I have a Scott Scale for a mtb.
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  2. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    Ditto let's hear it.
  3. redrock88

    redrock88 Been here awhile

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    FWIW, I've always just used a handlebar and seat bag, w/a few "goodie-size" bags thrown on as well, and of course a small backpack. These days w/ FS, hard to fit much w/in the frame itself anyway....thank god for all the squish CO/AZ!
    Here's an old post (old bike, etc) but I still use the same gear. In fact, have even used the handbar bag as am extra front fender bag on my KTM for when I did some "dirtbike-packing".

    http://redrockworld.blogspot.com/2011/10/coconino-250.html

    and some other more recent pics scattered around IG https://www.instagram.com/redrockchica/

    My buddy http://schillingsworth.blogspot.com lives for this stuff and has a lot of info on his site.

    Where ya gonna head first??
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  4. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    I put my tent and down jacket in my Bedrock handlebar bag, the sleeping bag and pad go in the Revelate seat bag. Food, light jacket, tiny snow peak stove, stainless cup, and water filter go in the frame bag. Water in my Camelbak, and snacks in the small Bedrock handlebar bag. Nothing moves around, and the bike feels great.
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  5. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    8400 ft of elevation.... yowza....
  6. Green Stainz

    Green Stainz Long timer

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    Good stuff so far. Thanks !
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    _mtg_ RideGG.com

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    @Olas How was that race? I was looking at doing that route earlier in the season. What was the route this year?
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  9. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Bit of history - guy who runs that "ride" has errr... not made many "friends" along the route. He had a history of marking the entire route with spray paint and advertising (+ painting) social trails that cut through private property. One of which was 20 years old that he got closed when the landowner got pissed by the paint. He's since had a "talking to" and chilled a bit, but even the route above has several illegal sections. The Eldo portions are not open to the public (e.g. you risk a trespassing charge if caught).
  10. Olas

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    ^^^^
    I didn't put any specifics in my post.

    So is your beef only with this guy or with the ride or with people riding on these trails? I fully agree though that spray painting and marking social trails is not very smart. The ride was fun and you were basically on your own for it and you had to be able to navigate the course on your own with a GPX track. It was a great group of people and everyone seemed to have a good time so I can't fault anyone for that.
  11. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Have you checked out dirtlabs? They're right on Valmont between Foothills and 30th. They did a great job on my friend's forks.
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    thump_co ..ouch

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    I'll be the last guy you'll find chastising people for riding our long standing "social" trails (aside - most which were created and still maintained by motos), but f-stick above sealed his reputation permanently when he spray painted the (relatively hidden) entry to Triple Secret off 505.. including the trees with neon paint. What kind of a brain failure does that take?

    He then got the folks off Gordon and 509 to love him when he painted a trail across private property and then someone from his crew argued with the same propety owner that they could ride where they wanted - because Cougar Slayer! :fpalm
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    thump_co ..ouch

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    +1. Luby also rides dirtbikes. Excellent crew.
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    You live up there so I'm sure you have the history and I can definitely see where you're coming from. I'm not trying to condone stupid people doing stupid things, I just thought it was a great ride and the way it was done this year I can't see any of the issues you're mentioning happening again. So I guess the "talking to" worked.
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  16. Olas

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    Cool! Thanks for sharing! First thing that comes to mind the the Colorado trail since it starts near where I live (Denver -> Durango). This would be something that happens next year since it's a bit late in the season now.

    What kind of tent, sleeping bag and pad are you packing?
  17. Omi

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    I've been using the same Sierra Designs clip flashlight tent that I bought 25 years ago. Packs down nice and small, and I can set it up with my eyes closed in less than 60 seconds. Sleeping bag is a Marmot helium, sleeping pad is a Big Agnes inflatable.
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  18. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    Dirtlabs moved up to Longmont (at least according to their website) - https://www.dirtlabs.com/contact-2/

    They mostly have a good rep, but have had some problems too. I had a rear shock rebuilt by them. Always leaked a little after I got it back and eventually just locked up and spilled all its fluid after relatively modest usage.
  19. redrock88

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    The CT is legit. I actually live right on it in the San Juans for part of the year....heaven. Definitely a different beast up there on much of the CT though as you know: less flowy pedaling, less O2, more hike-a-bike, more solitude, more views.....basically the best kind of true mountain biking there is!! Some pics from the past week (except the wildflower one...but those colors!!) ....a few different segments (mainly 23 and south). Are you thinking of riding or racing the CTR? If ya get down this way next summer, hit me up if ya want some company or have ?s on the southern segments.

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