Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, February 22, 2010
Just finished off a few more peices of gear. Starting with a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 45 sleeping bag, I put together a 2lb, 9oz sleeping kit. The bag is a nice light down summer bag. The pad is a Therm-a-rest 2/3 ultralight from a long time ago. Its sub 400g which is very light for a pad, but its thin so I may yet change that piece out. Then rounding out the kit is a Granite Gear silnylon stuff sack and a Tyvek groundsheet.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
After a night in Moab, it will be back out for three more days, this time the White Rim in Canyonlands National Park. Even though this is a relatively easy ride, almost entirely of dirt road, I feel special to be able to ride it as it is one of the few places in a National Park that a bicycle is allowed off-road, and I believe the only that combines this with the ability to camp in the backcountry. Some people criticize National Parks as too touristy, and they avoid them for other places. I like them, even though they can be chock full of idiots piloting RVs and are mired with restrictions, I find them interesting and a good testament that America can actually do a few good things with its' land.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We are very pleased to announce, another great addition to the assemblage of midwestern endurance events, the Chequamagon 100. One Hundred miles of sweet northern
Based on the self-supported ethos that has gained popularity with other events, the Chequamegon 100 will continue the tradition of self-reliance, riders that finish through determination, and best of all, NO ENTRY FEE! Limited to the first 100 people, all you have to do to sign up is send in an email
www.Chequamegon100.com has been set up to provide all the race details and create a central place for riders to communicate. As we draw closer to the event, organizers TK and JM will be providing details on camping, meet up locales, and the final route selection.
Check it out at www.chequamegon100.com
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Everyone knows, half the reason we are into cycling is playing with the big boy toys. Its fun to buy gucci stuff, dream about riding it, talk about it and generally geek out about titanium, anodizing, carbon fiber, weld beads and fatigue life.