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1  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Movie: Taversing the Alps, bikepacking style on: October 17, 2013, 10:14:13 AM
A W E S O M E !
2  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: June 03, 2013, 09:04:11 AM
This is one of those races that you will swear off forever immediately following it....then think up your strategy for next year.

I can only agree with that. but probably not next year...
Daniel, it was a pleasure 'trying' to catch up to you for 4 days, you rocked and rolled!

Tom.
3  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: May 09, 2013, 10:09:39 AM
Got it done. Found a route to track converter thingy online and now have 6 tracks ready to go.
See you all in Tyndrum.
4  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: May 09, 2013, 06:38:20 AM
Hi, I'm getting all exited about this ride too.
Finally having found some time to look into the gpx file and getting all frustrated, mostly about my lack of interest and knowledge in electronic gadgets. I'm owning a Garmin Vista Hcx and after finally haven gotten used to using tracks throughout the years... and this file turns out to be a 'route' instead?
so, what is the difference between both and is there a way to turn this 'route' into a track?
I know that my gps can hold 20 tracks of 500 track points but what about a route with 2800+ waypoints?
Anyone who can show me the light?
5  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: April 25, 2013, 09:06:13 AM
As this is coming up pretty soon now, it's more then time to start getting things sorted.
Is there somewhere where I can find FREE maps to put on my GPS for Scotland or do the locals think I can get away with just the track on the screen?
Midges... how bad can they already be that time of the year?
I'm sure I'll come up with more questions as the time comes nearer.
6  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2013 on: March 23, 2013, 04:45:52 AM
My hat is off to Jay in that he truly believes this race has more meaning ridden solo.

If you start on your own how can it be a race?
7  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: IGH Battle - Rohloff vs Shimano Alfine 11 on: March 11, 2013, 10:21:47 AM
Ok, this has my interest too, especially the alfine 11.
Area54, be sure to post some pics of those bikes when they are done.
8  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: February 25, 2013, 09:18:22 AM
Hope everyone else's training is going well.

Training? I knew I was forgetting something. Smiley
9  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Single Speed for TD on: January 29, 2013, 11:03:17 AM
Revisiting this thread and getting thoughts.  I'm putting a big, big gear for a 50 miler race - depending on how it goes, I may just leave it on for the next few races.  So I'm prepared for "omg, are you crazy!?" and "hell no!" but 22 x 46 <-- too big for the Tour Divide?

It all depends on how much you want to walk I guess. Smiley
But if that's the gear you are comfortable with then you're in for the win... unless you mean 22 in the front and 46 in the back, in which case it will take you a long time to leave Canada.
10  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: Bikepacking Rig Build Thread: The Buckskin Buccaneer on: January 25, 2013, 08:38:39 AM
Nice post!
Can't wait to see this bike being build up. I looked at the frame and thought: "roadbike'.  icon_biggrin
One question: Where do you find cranks that long?
11  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Anybody from Europe here? on: December 13, 2012, 08:51:49 AM
Belgium too. Brussels.
12  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Photo Thread on: December 03, 2012, 08:28:20 AM
Singular Gyphon set up as a 1 x 10 with Retro Shifter
Received new seat bag from 12Wheels, perfect size for day trips. Greg was great to work with and bag is top notch
Early Christmas present of custom Head Badge from Jennifer Green Custom jewelry

Do I see that right, does the Gryphon now has eyelets for a rack in the back? It didn't used to but if so, the bike just became that much more interesting to me. Riding a Swift already and loving it.
13  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: 50-minute film about crossing the Alps on: November 30, 2012, 02:10:43 AM
Awesome videos!  headbang
It must have taken forever to shoot all this footage. Love the 'head in the water' scenes. It was also nice to see that you are overtaking all those transalp racers on that downhill.

links didn't work for me but a little search in youtube revealed the following:

part 1:
Hauptkamm Teil 1 - Alpencross 2012 (Transalp)


part 2:
Hauptkamm Teil 2 - Alpencross 2012 (Transalp)


Also, some of your older videos are great efforts too. Can't wait for next years videos.  Wink
14  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: November 13, 2012, 10:10:35 AM
Seems like I'm in too.  thumbsup
15  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: My 2nd Bike converted to carry camping gear on: October 07, 2012, 01:34:29 PM
I've heard very good reports about the strength of the Freeload racks, certainly up to the task.  Besides that, the load becomes a good bottom out damper against the saddle Smiley

I really hope 'Colorado Cool Breeze' will honestly report back here with how this worked on trails where you would a long travel bike like that for.
It actually looks dangerous to me. Imagine hanging behind the saddle on a steep downhill and all of the sudden get 'kicked' in the butt by a drybag that's pushed up by the suspension going through it's travel. Not good!
16  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: What's in my bikpacking bags on: September 13, 2012, 09:14:45 AM
Just don't forget to leave the gun at home if ever you would have interest of exploring another country.  Wink
17  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: TD'12 Race Discussion on: September 07, 2012, 11:44:03 AM
I think 'the tortoise' has too much time on his/her hands and needs to get the bike out and go for a ride of his/her own.
18  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: TNGA: A rookie's lessons learned on: August 30, 2012, 08:27:53 AM
Nice read.
I personally would never leave on a ride like this without a chaintool though. A broken chain/derailleur is always a possibility and ride ending without a chaintool. You didn't need it BECAUSE you brought it, karma!  Wink
19  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: CTR 2012 Race Discussion on: July 30, 2012, 03:18:53 PM
This thread needs more pictures! No one with pictures from the start?
20  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Conti Race King questions on: July 30, 2012, 02:27:58 PM
Race kings are very fine, fast rolling tires, perfect for the tdr and the like. I'd personally go for the 2.2 as they measure smaller then they claim, just like Jeff says and he knows as I believe he's sponsored by them.
I run the 29er version on a bike and don't hesitate to take it out on the non-technical trails in the local forest on one day and do a century road ride the next day (or often a century forest ride). I just add/loose some air and pedal away.
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