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1  Forums / Trip Planning / Need a partner / Idaho Hot Springs Singles Trip on: October 07, 2019, 02:38:28 PM
A friend of mine asked me to organize a singles trip for those of us around middle age....whatever age that is these days.  

I made a website.  We're going to do a group start July 6.  The hope is to complete the route in 14 days.  That's about 40 a day.  We have some planned stops and will try to get some discounted rates along the way.  Hoping to get about 30 to 40 signed up with about 20 to 30 starting.  Age group so far is 35 to 59.  

Sign up if you are interested.

I have more lady friends than male friends, so I thought I'd put out here.
2  Forums / Trip Planning / Need a partner / Potrillo Mtns weekend (Monumental Loop) on: September 25, 2018, 12:50:26 PM
The stoke is high on the western foot of the Monumental Loop.  After my second jaunt into the area, my riding partner and I decided to offer up some other routes starting nearer to El Paso.

3  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Trunk Shows....looking for hosts on: June 07, 2018, 03:56:08 PM
Hi Dave, Id like to attend in Albuquerque June 12. Let me know when and where, thanks.

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4  Forums / Bikepacking / Re: Trunk Shows....looking for hosts on: June 07, 2018, 03:52:37 PM
Hey SlowDave.....Park City...can we do one there?....I'll be in Salt Lake the 1st to about the 8th.   I might come through Phoenix on my way home from California.  I'll let you know.  Please contact me at
5  Forums / Bikepacking / Trunk Shows....looking for hosts on: May 31, 2018, 09:31:51 AM
Hey all.  I own/operate Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks.  I hit the road every summer for a little vanlife, bikepacking, sales calls, and hanging with my kiddo in Salt Lake.  I shut down the shop and when I'm up for it and I have enough inventory, I'll stop in some select shops.  This summer I'm doing something different.  I'm looking to do trunk shows.  I'll have a lot of colors I don't sell on my website and I can take orders and do templates of customers' bikes.   It's also a great way to meet new peeps and check out rigs. 

First one is in Albuquerque on June 12 and it has a host/location.  If you would  like to attend let me know.

I need to be in Salt Lake on June 20, so I'm looking at Santa Fe on the 13th.  Durango area on the 14th or 15th. Maybe something between Durango and Moab for the weekend of the 16th to the 18th.  I'll be out of the loop from the 20th to the July 1.  Salt Lake area until July 8th or so.  Then Idaho until about July 15.  I'll be doing some of the hot springs bikepacking around the 10th to the 15th up there.  Then I'm heading west to California, so Reno (I may have a host for that one)/Tahoe area 16th to the 22nd.  Bay area around the 23rd to 25th.  Mammoth area the 26th, then head home through Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso. 

If you'd be interested in hosting, let me know. 

Big Dave
6  Forums / Classifieds / Little Boy blem seat bags and a sale deal going on at Nuke Sunrise on: October 18, 2015, 02:24:55 PM
Check it out.  Tell your cheap friends.
7  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: Tour Divide 2015 - race discussion thread on: June 13, 2015, 06:28:03 AM
Is that a custom carbon tandom? I think I know who I'm rooting for.
It's a custom steel frame and fork fabricated by Cjell $$.  Mone Bikes.  I've ridden it.  It's dope.
8  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: DIY Tyvek Bivy kit....any interest? on: April 25, 2015, 08:13:28 PM
I know it's a bit late in the gear buying season already, but I got a request for one another kit.  I still have plenty of material.  I'll keep the price at $30 but shipping is on you.  Should only be about $8 to anywhere in the lower 48.
9  Forums / Classifieds / Used, blemished, and unpurchased frame bags......bars, tires, gloves on: February 20, 2015, 07:15:11 AM
I just updated the "oops" page at

Brand new Knard - $60

Giant Carbon Handlebar. Brand new.  690 mm.  $60 plus shipping.

Vee Rubber Vee8 Fat bike tires.  Super fast tire.  4.0.  Ridden off road on trails once.  Slime residue inside.  $55 each or $100 for the shipping.

Fox Sidewinder cool weather gloves.  2XL...but fit more like an XL.  Too small for my ape hands.  $25 plus shipping.
10  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: AZT 750/300 2015 Planning on: December 12, 2014, 10:00:14 AM
I just cruised through these pages and haven't seen anything on a shuttle for the 300. Shall we just start it here and force everyone to keep tabs and read through lots of stuff that may be irrelevant?  Or will someone give me a thumbs up to start a separate thread for a 300 shuttle? 
11  Forums / Trip Planning / Need a partner / Re: Tour Divide 2015 Northbound (Getting to the start) on: December 12, 2014, 09:43:28 AM
If you start on a weekend, I'll give you a ride from El Paso to AW.  Just pay my fuel costs.  You can ship your bike to me.  I'll even pick you up at the airport and you can stay at my house before heading to AW. 
12  Forums / Classifieds / Re: Fatties!!! Bud and Lou. Vee 8 on: November 29, 2014, 06:13:02 AM
Bud and Lou are sold.  Vee 8's still available.
13  Forums / Classifieds / Vee 8 Fat bike tires.....4.0's on: November 24, 2014, 07:08:50 AM
One pair of ridden once on trail for 20 miles Vee 8's.  Stan's residue included.  $100 plus shipping for the pair.

14  Forums / Classifieds / Salsa Enabler fork, hub, and Anything cage $125 on: November 17, 2014, 02:18:58 PM
1 1/8" x 11" steerer...uncut with star nut installed.  Used a few times on a commuter bike.  Hub is brand new.  I think the anything cage is an older model.

$125.  Buyer pays shipping.
15  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: The Spirit of the Tour Divide on: November 06, 2014, 03:21:52 PM
Seriously Toby.  Nitpicking rules isn't going to grow this sport.  It's pretty obvious that you care a lot about rules or some sort of code.  It's almost like a religion for you.  Cycling itself is like a religion for me.  I dabble in all types...road, DH, trials, social rides, mtb on road (gonna have to ride a shitload of singletrack on a cross bike or road bike or something to make up for all the mtb on road during divide), and bikepacking.  I love getting people into this sport.  What they choose to do with it?  I don't care.  As long as they are pedaling I don't care. 

You "rules" guys are nice guys.  Instead of nitpicking and trying to "publish" rules, keep doing what you do out there and set the example that you would like your followers to follow.  Keep publishing your compilations (even with your opinions like you've posted here).  Keep making your movies and your youtube videos.  But be warned.  By nitpicking, you make yourself look like clowns and when I tell my friends about this stuff, they either glaze over or laugh. 

Go out and ride your bike.  Lend people gear.  Take them with you.  Have fun. 
16  Forums / Ultra Racing / Re: The Spirit of the Tour Divide on: November 06, 2014, 11:47:17 AM
One of the main reasons I did Tour Divide is so I could comment on these forums. (sic) 

As someone who was/is very meh about the route, I'm not meh about the "event".  I think it's something everyone should experience.  By "racing", you agree to do the entire route.  By signing up to race, you commit to doing the entire route.  Doing it under your own power is another fine rule to follow.  All the other stuff is meh. 

I don't see different types of racers.  I see different types of observers.  There are still a large number of cyclists in this world who know nothing about TD.  Most who do know about it only know what they saw on RtD.  Most don't know of any rules.  Most don't care.  Your friends and family don't care about any rules. They are just either impressed or depressed with your accomplishment. 

It's your race.  Do it the way you want to do it.  If you want to get in the car with some weirdo to go hang out at their cabin, go for it.  If you want to kill your own food and harvest grains along the route, go for it.  Make what you want to make out of it. 

If you want your name on a website as a finisher of the route, add your name and time. Most will not care how you did it.  Those who do will find out how you did it.  If you lie to them, then that's on you.  Just get out there and ride it so you can say you did it and you'll be able to tell Matt Lee how boring the route is. 

Then do the Colorado Trail if you haven't done that yet.  It's a real mountain bike route. 

Ride your bike.
17  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: MYOG hub generator USB charge system on: November 03, 2014, 11:33:24 AM
What light are you running with this system?
18  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: rubberized fabric on: September 22, 2014, 06:21:05 PM
Yes.  The stuff on the top of the bag where the seat rail straps are woven is a different fabric.
19  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: rubberized fabric on: September 22, 2014, 04:46:32 PM
Ah.  I use the same grippy stuff used on the straps at that point.  I've got plenty of that as well if you want to buy some from me.
20  Forums / DIY / Make Your Own Gear (MYOG) / Re: rubberized fabric on: September 22, 2014, 02:32:46 PM
I know what it is.  It's expensive even direct through the distributor.  You can get a yard of it for about $35 from a company in Texas at retail pricing.  I don't use it on my seat bags because that part is not really being pressed against the seat as much as it's being pulled away.  I use heavy vinyl on my seatbags.  I'd be happy to send you a scrap large enough for you to use to make your own.  Just pm me.
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