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1  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Navad 1000 - Switzerland on: June 08, 2015, 03:06:55 AM
I had started a thread for this one a while ago but there was not much response:

I guess most people who participate are German speaking.
You know of any other forum threads where there is more talk about it?

Oh, I'm also participant. See you in a week or two.
2  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: May 29, 2015, 02:40:25 AM
OK Jenny is backtracking.

Now, a question that my wife raised last night...

"If she backtracks, takes the road, then backtracks the course to the river, THEN continues on the course, would you DQ her?"

I opted to say " Alans call. Personally, no. But it's a two day diversion"

on the website it says this:


One route alternate is available to avoid a potentially dangerous river crossing in Fisherfield. If you arrive at this crossing and feel that it is too dangerous to cross, you may back track to the road and go via the coast to Poolewe. This will be a significant time penalty. There is no limit on the depth of the river, and it is up to the individual. Make wise and safe choices for yourself, regardless whether ten people have crossed before you."

So I guess she will be ok. Assuming she backtracked from the right river. Smiley

3  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: The navad1000 (Switserland) on: December 29, 2014, 10:42:53 PM
AC - Do you know anything about the logistics of this? The web site is pretty brief. Is free camping possible on the route or do we need to find hotels/pensions along the way?

I agree that the website is not very generous with information but it's a bikepacking event in the mountains, I'm sure that there will be free bivy/camping spots to be found pretty much anywhere along the route. I'm sure that that won't be a problem. The website states that the GPS file will be send out a week before the start but that is way to late for us non locals. I'd like to get it as soon as possible so I can look into logistics.

I registered on-line for this 10 days ago but have since heard nothing back so I'm not sure what the deal is with this ride.
Hope to hear back from them telling me I'm in.
4  Forums / Ultra Racing / The navad1000 (Switserland) on: December 22, 2014, 08:36:19 AM
Surprised I haven't seen anything about this race on this forum:

I somehow got forced ( icon_biggrin) to register for this one. Anyone else here how will line up at the start?
5  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: I went to Icleand with Salsa Bucksaw on: September 26, 2014, 09:09:32 AM

Shove off. Deride someone else's journey, mine was authentically earned and authentic. You are no bikepacker, to be so obtuse. Prat.

I always thought of the bikepacking community as a tolerant bunch of people so surely there's no reason for language like this on this forum here.
6  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Into the fjords - a Norwegian adventure on: September 25, 2014, 02:21:50 AM
Awesome.  thumbsup

Tell me more about the bike. Stock?
7  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Movie: Taversing the Alps, bikepacking style on: October 17, 2013, 10:14:13 AM
A W E S O M E !
8  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!

9  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.
10  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?
11  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.
12  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?
13  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.
14  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
15  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.
16  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?
17  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Anybody from Europe here? on: December 13, 2012, 08:51:49 AM
Belgium too. Brussels.
18  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.
19  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
20  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Highland Trail Race on: November 13, 2012, 10:10:35 AM
Seems like I'm in too.  thumbsup
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