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21  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Bar tape on: August 11, 2011, 04:29:54 PM
Do you have it wrapped in the correct direction? With your hands on the bars, in the drops, or on the tops, the leverage from your hand to your arm around the bars should be in causing the tape to actually tighten around the bars. At the transition from the drops, over the hoods and onto the tops, it is sometimes easy to get started in the wrong direction when wrapping around the hoods such that with your hands on the tops, it will actually unwrap the bar tape. The direction of the tape edges on the left and right side of the bars should make a "V" with the point being towards your stem or top tube, and
No need for extra adhesive or double sided tape, they will just fight you when you want to change the bar tape and make a mess. Sometimes there just comes a time when the tape is stretched and worn and time to replace.

Hope this helps
22  Forums / Classifieds / Re: WTB: Seat pack/gas tank on: August 06, 2011, 04:06:17 AM
I would be happy to work with you. I make a seat bag that is comparable in size to the viscacha although you may run into clearance issues with your rear tire and suspension movement and thus necessitate a smaller sized bag. I could also build a frame bag for your bike that would fit and clear your moving suspension parts. Toptube/stem gas tanks are also a possibility. You can see my most recent set of bags
PM me if your are interested.
23  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: TD'11 Race Discussion on: June 21, 2011, 03:27:09 PM
Speaking of towns you are passing through...any worries at all about your ride being stolen when going into a restaurant, store, etc.?  I notice some riders carrying locks. I was thinking I would have to carry a lock (i.e.  I never leave my bike unlocked, but I live in the city...), but maybe not??
Last year (I think) Matt Lee had his bike temporarily lifted from a food stop while he was inside. Thankfully his spot unit was on his bike and not his body and with a quick phone call and some desperate panic he was able to track down his bike and carry on.
24  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2010 on: June 23, 2010, 01:34:51 PM
This is really wrenching to hear/read. Thanks Pete B for shepherding information this way as its available/appropriate. It's never easy to hear about someone involved in a serious bicycle related injury and this hits particularly hard. Its terrifying that this can happen, even though we all realize the potential each time we step out the door on our bikes. In my mind it takes a great deal of courage to simply step foot on the divide with the intention of traveling its length. Hopefully Dave will be able to tap into the courage and strength he has demonstrated along his journey to make speedy and complete recovery. My sympathy and support goes out to Dave and his family.
25  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: USA-PA-North Central Weekender Picture Report on: May 25, 2010, 05:25:38 PM
This is great to see - As a current Tucson AZ resident, I've had quite a bit of curiosity about the PA as my wife and I are moving to Philly this summer! Thanks for the report, I'll be sure to check some of this out someday. thumbsup
26  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: 200oz CamelBak ? on: April 30, 2010, 12:41:02 PM
It would be great if they could do something about the lids. I think the material is pretty good and works well (better than previous models) at not picking up gunkycrap.

That being said, I recently switched to MSR dromlight bags and can't see ever going back. I seem to have the worst time getting the lids off the camelbak bladders, especially when tired. Dromlights never are a trouble.
27  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Ride the Divide Movie on: April 30, 2010, 12:31:01 PM
BTW, the movie was most excellent thumbsup
28  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Ride the Divide Movie on: April 30, 2010, 12:29:43 PM
What can we do in Tucson to get a screening at the Loft for this??? I think with the right connections i.e. summit hut, SDMB, bike shops, etc. we might be able to generate a fair bit of interest?
29  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2010 AZTR discussion thread on: April 28, 2010, 06:25:39 AM
Here is my recap from Friday and Saturday. There are two posts, one is a ride recap, and the other is a WTF happened? This is definitely on the hit list for next year.
30  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: 2010 Arizona Trail 300 on: April 18, 2010, 07:57:40 AM
Getting down to the final few days and I'm really looking forward to spending some days in the desert. Is there a waypoints file out there that is essentially the cue sheet that can be overlaid on the gps track?
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