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    I recommend a lot of crank bros mallet 1' for...

    I recommend a lot of crank bros mallet 1' for entry level snow riders. I used to ride crank bros, but switched to time atac for reliability. I put a huge amount of miles on my stuff. Basically the...
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    It is. I love clipless ESPECIALLY in the snow. It...

    It is. I love clipless ESPECIALLY in the snow. It really helps even out my pedal stroke in the deep stuff and gives me a nice, slightly higher cadence helping me relax, keep a straight line and...
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    My experience in selling them is that they run...

    My experience in selling them is that they run very small. While generally pleased, great boot, great price I was a little disappointed in their warmth based off customer feedback. Still highly...
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    I see this a lot on the UL backpacking forums....

    I see this a lot on the UL backpacking forums. It's an old debate for sure because on the AT they run into the same hikers day after day. I don't much expect to run into other tourers out there on...
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    If you want to go nuts get a titanium Fargo and a...

    If you want to go nuts get a titanium Fargo and a second set of lighter/ more road specific wheels. I love riding my to Fargo with 38mm tires. Indeed the stock rims are fine, but you could go...
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    Just concluded a fall ride on the divide wearing...

    Just concluded a fall ride on the divide wearing shimano sandals. Very versatile for conditions ranging from hot to cold and rain or snow as they can accept multiple layers of merino wool socks and...
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    This is a limit in endurance I hope I never have...

    This is a limit in endurance I hope I never have to push. But as such I am thankful that some is pushing this limit and sharing the results sothat we might have bbetter knowledge on the subject. Best...
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    I usually get this way about 3am when I do all...

    I usually get this way about 3am when I do all night rides. It's what I love about ultra endurance cycling. It is as much about psychology as anything. I will often on long rides find I'mexperiencing...
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    Sticky: ***HAMMOCKS ARE NOT USELESS WITHOUT TREES!***...

    ***HAMMOCKS ARE NOT USELESS WITHOUT TREES!*** (continued)

    Tarping tips as pertain to hammocking.

    Ultralight life lessons

    1) skill weighs nothing

    2) experience is everything
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    Sticky: B.S. Here's a big tip that should be obvious to...

    B.S. Here's a big tip that should be obvious to any experienced hammocker.

    ***HAMMOCKS ARE NOT USELESS WITHOUT TREES!***

    A basic tarp system consists of one tarp and a ground cloth. A basic...
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    Amen!

    Amen!
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    Can't say much for the product, but as for...

    Can't say much for the product, but as for drinking and touring this thread is superbly quotable. I'm going to make some quick quotes and comments. Hopefully entertaining.



    Can you say: "My...
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    Get a cyclocross bike and find the book Dirt Road...

    Get a cyclocross bike and find the book Dirt Road Washtenaw. Also there is a ride called the Dirt Hammer that leaves from Barton Pond if it is still going on. Finally look up the route for One...
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    I don't think I posted this here. Seemed...

    I don't think I posted this here. Seemed especially relevant with other recent contributions. And yes I did get in my first trip despite snow squalls. 180 miles from Toledo Ohio down to Athens for...
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    Sticky: Bags are from my titanium salsa Fargo, my off...

    Bags are from my titanium salsa Fargo, my off road touring rig. Main frame bag is a little small but works. Salsa sells the bags premade for many of their bikes.
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    Sticky: I don't think I posted this here. Seemed...

    I don't think I posted this here. Seemed especially relevant with other recent contributions. And yes I did get in my first trip despite snow squalls. 180 miles from Toledo Ohio down to Athens for...
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    I use a mix of expensive specialty gear and extremely cheap gear.

    For example, one of the oddest things I carry is an accordian folding Autoshade car window shade. It's essentially foam with...
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    I have never heard of this race. Please post more...

    I have never heard of this race. Please post more info. How many miles? Is there a proposed route?

    Experience btw, is everything. Ultraendurance is all about what's in your head. The physical...
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    Sticky: evolution of my primary road/dirt road touring...

    evolution of my primary road/dirt road touring rig:
    http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4063/4354825441_c6f8b12f2e_z.jpg
    winter touring by mmeiser2, on Flickr

    to:
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  20. I always figured about 2/3 of the miles for dirt...

    I always figured about 2/3 of the miles for dirt backroad. True singletrack is slower still. Maybe 1/2 the miles you'd get on road. However, it depends on how much you're carrying.

    I have done...
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    I'll second the Hancock Horizontal Hundred, I...

    I'll second the Hancock Horizontal Hundred, I like to jokingly call it the Horribly Horiontal Hundred. TOSRV, Hilly Hundred, GOBA of course if you're into a 5ive day event.

    A favorite of mine is...
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    This is precisely it, if you're most comfortable...

    This is precisely it, if you're most comfortable on top of the bar when things get rough then your bar isn't high enough nor your drops splayed enough. It is actually very uncommon for most off-road...
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    I like it, a true monstercross, ditches the...

    I like it, a true monstercross, ditches the suspension.

    Bags should be enough for summer trips, i use
    an aerobar to keep my bivy roll off the handlebar, might be the only thing that works with...
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    Sticky: I have a cross-check I tour on. Was the bike that...

    I have a cross-check I tour on. Was the bike that got me into touring. Have 30-40k miles on it. Love the short wheel base which climbs and handles quickly. Still love it though I don't ride it as...
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    Sticky: Love seeing the road crossover bikepacking setups...

    Love seeing the road crossover bikepacking setups because I know how much fun it is to tour on them. 120 miles a day is suddenly easy. The sense of freedom is unparralleled. It really is the...
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