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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by DepthFinder, Oct 28, 2012.
James, I think the rest of us have seen the video. Ouch!
Where's the video?
Thanks Larry for your demo, Cuben fiber tarps seems exactly what I was looking for, along with the Aquamira.. the jute cord was a nice touch...
Mike, one is in post #20 and here for Jbay and the Ghost bridge close to the bottom posted by Mudclod
Picked up a new 700 tubeless and plugs for the rig today. Did not want to trust the 705 after the wheel did all that spinning inside while trying to load. Spare tube and patches for the front next.
After struggling to get Photobucket to work I've finally wrestled it down and forced it to let me upload a few RTB pics. One... at... a... time.... :huh The video is attempting to upload now.
The crew at Loco Friday night.
I had to get a shot of this clean 1100.
To cross or not to cross the Colorado.
For the record, and no matter what SOG says, the good line is on the left side of this picture.
Quoted for continuity.
Sometimes you just gotta "lay 'er down" (and drain the water out).
James and SOG's nephews decided to play in a quarry off the return leg of the Rally Raid
And click for video.
It was instructive to watch some locals drive their SUV's across as we waited for the SAG truck. Both drivers entered the water and turned sharply downstream for maybe 30 yards before crossing and turning upstream, following the water's edge.
Even so, I'll take your line next time.
Me: 2 River: 0. Just sayin'.
A lot of great pics here. To be in the contest, please email them to me in their highest resolution to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners as well as runner ups will make the RTB site as well as my new site that I am launching soon!
I've seen the dry picture of that crossing and I don't think you two went down stream far enough before crossing.
Thanks for all the kind words from you and everyone else who attended. I really appreciate the feedback.
My take on camping (particularly backpacking) is I want everything to be as efficient as possible. I don't give one rat's cheeky backside how much it costs but cheap is best. Of course when you're carrying it on YOUR back instead of on the back of your mechanical mule then crazy stuff starts to happen (cuben poncho? lol wut?! Yes I'll shave those 3 ounces.).
When it comes to putting it on a bike weight is still important but volume is king. I also pack the heavier (and more comfortable) sleeping pad and a larger shelter when riding because I'm less tired at the end of the day and want to be comfortable. When backpacking I'm so tired by days end I could sleep almost anywhere. One thing stays the same though, I still hate doing dishes on vacation so even though I have a fancy jet powered stove I've found the alky setup to be less fiddly and straight forward. If I want to cook, like really cook, I'm building a fire and carrying a small grate. Or just using a stick and maybe some foil.
For those who were asking about the Trail Star the guys who race the TGO Challenge across Scotland use them a kit these days and can be found at http://mountainlaureldesigns.com/ It can be seen on their front page. I'm not affiliated with Ron Bell or his little company but I've bought quite a bit of stuff from him and he's a swell guy. He'll take care of you and will push your order up near the front of the waiting list if you just-have-to-have-it for that big trip coming up. Incidentally MLD also makes the cuben ponchos.
Trailstar Tent Reviews:
One of the many guides to pitching it can be found here: http://www.stevenhorner.com/?p=1051
Again. slowoldguy 2 River 0.
Schizzman 0 River 1
That's the spirit!
Aaah. He's got this . Just gotta go deeper next time.
I think you forgot a point: SlowOldGuy 2, river 0, steep river roadway 1
Well, yeah. There is that. Thanks for remembering.
Uhmm, dunno. I'm thinking it looks more "Brazos" than "Colorado".
Nope. That's Colorado brown water-oil...I'd know it anywhere.
Send that to the lab and wait for the reaction.