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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route on: June 26, 2018, 07:16:35 PM
ForestyForest


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« on: June 26, 2018, 07:16:35 PM »

Hello, wanted to share my latest creation with the community here.  This is a route that took nearly four months of effort to assemble, then another three months to ride.  It covers a large portion of the Mojave Desert and Great Basin ranging from sea level to over 10,000 ft... while crossing the most remote trails the Southwestern USA has to offer.  80% off pavement and far, far away from traffic.

The timing window is a bit tricky, I set out on Feb. 20th and finished May 20th.  Temperatures in Death Valley from March to November can be brutal.  Utah is best during the dry season April to June, however you might be encountering snow above 9,000 ft.

Expect to carry 10+ litres of water.

Backroads in the Mojave Desert are very sandy.  I was using 4.8" tires at 3 psi to stay afloat.  Utah has a few sandy sections but not as difficult.  Tubeless recommended.

Anyways here is the route:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=13TrZHKYV-iG3R_CHok5GrUTlbxI&usp=sharing
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27636508
https://youtu.be/P88L0mySkpo

Good luck!
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 08:34:45 PM
alpamayo


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 08:34:45 PM »

Nice! Thanks for the film, very cool. You must have put a lot f extra miles on just riding back for the camera.
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 06:30:46 AM
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 06:30:46 AM »

It is a lot of back and fourth.  A few times I looked back to see the camera blown over by the wind  angry4 and usually if it involves going down a hill I just shoot a panoramic instead.
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 06:01:52 AM
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 06:01:52 AM »

I have been enjoying many of your videos, looking forward to this one.
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 08:36:38 PM
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 08:36:38 PM »

I really enjoyed the video.  That was an amazing trip.  Thank you!
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 02:32:50 PM
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 02:32:50 PM »

cool video, wow
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 01:56:15 PM
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 01:56:15 PM »

I love your videos, dude. Keep up the amazing work.
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 12:27:41 PM
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2018, 12:27:41 PM »

Thanks Smiley
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 10:09:57 PM
taprider


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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 10:09:57 PM »

cool video. thanks
what time of year did you ride?
it looks cold
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 05:08:19 PM »

ForestyForest also makes a really good water bladder carrier that straps on to your bar bag.  I just used one on the Camino Del Diablo and it is outstanding.  There are videos on it on his youtube channel.
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  Topic Name: Western Renegade Bike Route Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 11:37:14 AM
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 11:37:14 AM »

I'm speechless. Thanks for documenting and sharing your adventure. Love the humor in your video about the cabins.  icon_biggrin
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