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1  Forums / Question and Answer / Re: Tubeless Repair Kit: advice needed on: February 06, 2019, 11:17:06 PM
I carry a Dynaplug kit ( and use it frequently.  Very fast to use, plugs large & small holes well, compact & easy to carry.  Only disadvantages are cost (they are well made so I think the price is fair) and you need some air in the tire for the plug to insert (I've always been able to make it work).  I'm in New Mexico and routinely ride in areas with heavy infestations of goat heads.  Last year I counted up sealed (Caffelatex) and plugged holes in my rear tire.  There were 280 total punctures, 270 sealed and 10 required plugs.

For awhile I carried extra sealant and if bikepacking a tube as backup.  In nearly three years I never used the tube and never needed the sealant (the Dynaplug was faster), so I no longer carry them.

Howard Snell
2  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Savor it, will ya? on: June 14, 2018, 05:04:57 PM
Hello Mike:


3  Forums / Question and Answer / SPOt / InReach on: June 07, 2017, 12:17:37 PM
I've used both devices - Spot when I was riding dual-purpose motos and InReach for backpacking / packrafting / biking.  In terms of communication I vastly prefer the InReach.  Being able to send & receive text messages helps me coordinate with my wife who is often in our camper & curious about route changes, altered pick up times, etc.  Because much of our travel is within the white zones of a Verizon coverage map, we actually use two InReach units so that we can exchange information even if both are out of cell coverage.  Monthly rates, suspend when not in use, etc makes them relatively economical.

However - if you want to provide an internet map for other to follow your route / progress etc.  I find the InReach site cumbersome.  For me the SPOT was much easier to use when I thought I wanted to provide tracking.  I don't know if the organizers of races that use would accept an InReach.  I can't find any mention of InReach input on their site

I've found that I'm currently less interested in the web-displayed tracking so I'm overall happier with the InReach.

4  Forums / Question and Answer / Lezyne Micro Floor Drive XL on: June 07, 2017, 11:41:20 AM
actually this Lezyne is better for fat bikes

I have one of these pumps.  I like it, but it is large & slightly heavy to carry on a bike packing trip.  If you were inflating tires frequently it might be worth it or in a group & carried one pump.  When travelling by truck with my fat bike, the Micro Floor Drive XL is the only pump I take - it's efficient enough to use in place of the floor pump I used to take on truck-based trips.
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