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Old 09-17-19, 10:31 AM
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2008 TREK on the GAP/C&O Sept 10th to 15th
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My Moots YBB from last year’s 4 day central Colorado tour


DSCN1197 by Stuart Black, on Flickr

DSCN1138 by Stuart Black, on Flickr

And from this year’s 3 day tour of a different part of central Colorado with some capacity additions.


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This year’s tour was 30 miles shorter and included far too much pavement. It did end at one of the best taco places in Colorado following one of the best downhills in the state (40+ miles without much pedaling), however.


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Yes sir I do I did enjoy the conversation and after looking at your LHT I will be on the lookout for one for the "long haul" in 2020. Safe travels.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
This year’s tour was 30 miles shorter and included far too much pavement. It did end at one of the best taco places in Colorado following one of the best downhills in the state (40+ miles without much pedaling), however.
60 klicks without much pedalling, I don't think Ive ever gone that much. I think the most Ive done is about 25 or 30kms without pedalling.

How many metres/feet did you dump in that distance?
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Originally Posted by djb
60 klicks without much pedalling, I don't think Ive ever gone that much. I think the most Ive done is about 25 or 30kms without pedalling.

How many metres/feet did you dump in that distance?
About 3000 feet. If someone hadn’t built a reservoir over the old railroad, I could have added another 30 to 35 miles of coasting to the ride and about another 3000 feet of drop.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
About 3000 feet. If someone hadn’t built a reservoir over the old railroad, I could have added another 30 to 35 miles of coasting to the ride and about another 3000 feet of drop.
Neat, about 1000m then. I'm sure I've dropped that much in the Pyrenees way back when, and I know on other trips there have been many times losing a good chunk of change of attitude. Certainly part of the fun of mountain riding, although it usually involves payback at some point.
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Certainly part of the fun of mountain riding, although it usually involves payback at some point.
Yes, yes, there is payback...or would it be pay forward. Hagerman Pass is just a squidge shy of 12,000 feet. There was about 5 miles of tough riding and not a small amount of pushing. The 4 miles from the top of the pass to the old rail bed is rough, rugged and slow but once on the old bed, it's fast and fun...until the reservoir.
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payback, payforward, its all fun. I've always especially loved how the views change in mountain riding, so take the hard work with the fast and fun.
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first thing that went through my head was amazement that the windows are intact and havent had stones thrown through them....
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Just finished turning this rescue back into a genuine touring bike. In the taller frames I'm afraid the triple butted tubing is a bit too flexible for my loaded tours but I'll give it a chance to replace my aluminum stiffy. The nostalgia is very strong with this one.
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I should have posted this photo a month or so ago but, I drag my feet. Being inspired by this subform, the folks over in C&V and a friend of mine, I decided to go for a trip on the GAP. That happened back in August and the report is at GAP trip. Posts 1 thru 32 are the preamble and post 33 and beyond is the trip report and follow up. I 'run whatcha brung" which was my 1987 Schwinn Voyageur. This is pretty much what it looked like before I stuck it in the car for there drive to Cumberland, MD. With all the luggage, spares, food, etc this lump weighed in at 70 lbs = 57 lbs of bike n stuff and 13lbs of food and water. But it ran great.

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On the Heritage Trail in Dubuque County, during a 6-day tour from Lanesboro to Dubuque and back through the Great River Rd. 4 states technically.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute

This year’s tour was 30 miles shorter and included far too much pavement. It did end at one of the best taco places in Colorado following one of the best downhills in the state (40+ miles without much pedaling), however.


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Hah, I stopped at the exact same place on my tour a couple months ago!
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Just outside of Tecopa Hot Springs, CA a couple weeks ago. It's a 2016 Surly Disc Trucker with 26x2 tires. extra water bottles mounted on either side of the head tube, 19 watt soloar panel, etc. I just finished 3 weeks Las Vegas - Furnace Creek - Badwater Basin (Death Valley) - Shoshone - Baker, CA - Mojve N.P - Amboy - Twentynine Palms - Joshua Tree - Lake Havasau City - Parker, AZ - Prescott AZ - Flagstaff.
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Just outside of Tecopa Hot Springs, CA a couple weeks ago. It's a 2016 Surly Disc Trucker with 26x2 tires. extra water bottles mounted on either side of the head tube, 19 watt soloar panel, etc. I just finished 3 weeks Las Vegas - Furnace Creek - Badwater Basin (Death Valley) - Shoshone - Baker, CA - Mojve N.P - Amboy - Twentynine Palms - Joshua Tree - Lake Havasau City - Parker, AZ - Prescott AZ - Flagstaff.
Nice! - you could stay out on the road all year on that rig.
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Nice! - you could stay out on the road all year on that rig.
Absolutely. It's got everything one would need to stay out indefinitly. Some day I hope to be able to stay out longer than a month at a time.
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First overnight credit card tour







Rode from the western suburbs of Chicago out to Oregon, Illinois where I spent the night at a hotel before riding back today. ~90 miles each way. Got very lucky with the weather as I had tailwinds yesterday as I was trying to stay ahead of the rain (I succeeded!). Then the winds shifted after all the rain last night so I had tailwinds on the return trip as well as abundant sunshine. What a great weekend to get away!

The only thing I forgot to pack was the charging cable for my Garmin 310XT watch. Total weight for fully dressed rider and fully packed bike is 227 pounds. I accelerate like a freight train
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Glad you had a good time. Yup,it's the ol freight train acceleration we all have at around that weight. And we climb at sloth speed....
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First time bikepacking



Finally fulfilled the goal of camping with the bike. Lucked out with the weather.
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Holy---rohlof, B17, nice bikepacking setup, shallow depth of field/wide open, poggies, lovely reflection of chain and rotors, framing and general camera work, magicy hour and vignetting---Batman!

cool shots. Must have been fun as heck riding around there.

careful of on the pump, the circular donutty bit can loosen and you'll loose it and the flippable adapter rubber schraeder/presta doohicky, so check it once in a while being out in the open like that (have luckily had it only happen when in a small pannier, and found the bits after)

hey, your call on the free rights site, I dunno, I'm old school and it rubs me the wrong way, and as a music friend of mine once said, "sure, it gives you exposure, but you can die of exposure...."
Not an easy answer I know, and I'm not really in this anymore, so easy for me to say.....

good camera work again, and back to the bike nerd in me and us, cool setup and really must have been cool riding there (and poogies show it must have been literally cold too)
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