Pages: 1 [2] 3 4
Reply Reply New Topic New Poll
  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #20 on: June 17, 2018, 11:51:51 AM
THE LONG RANGER

Hi-Ho, Single-Speed, AWAY!


Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 930


View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2018, 11:51:51 AM »

The fire closure that covers a significant portion of the route is still on, and isn't planned on being lifted until the stated start of the GD.

A good bet is that the GD will be delayed.

This fire is extreme circumstances. In late July last year, it was so rainy in the San Juans (near constant), I almost had to quit on my 2 month trip.

The part closed is absolutely the best part of the route, without question. Missing the San Juans would be criminal Smiley Taking the highway from Silverton to Durango really would be a soft CTR.
Logged


  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #21 on: June 17, 2018, 11:53:11 AM
Bigbuck


Posts: 6


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2018, 11:53:11 AM »

Doesn’t sound like the San Juan’s will reopen until well into August. This fire down near Durango won’t be contained until the end of July. If you can, I’d say a late summer/early fall ITT is your best bet.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #22 on: June 17, 2018, 11:57:16 AM
THE LONG RANGER

Hi-Ho, Single-Speed, AWAY!


Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 930


View Profile WWW
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2018, 11:57:16 AM »

Anyways, we'll see what Stefan wants to do? I know he's been very involved in some personal issues.
Logged


  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 05:20:48 PM
tanadog


Location: New Zealand
Posts: 79


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 05:20:48 PM »

A good bet is that the GD will be delayed.
I hope the GD isn't delayed. I've got international flights booked based on the stated GD date. I've a few days wiggle room, but that's it.

That's the thing about GD's. It is what it is and you get what you get.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 05:55:30 PM
Inertiaman


Posts: 33


View Profile
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 05:55:30 PM »

Thanks for the feedback.

Given my flexibility, and the apparent likelihood of the GD being disrupted to at least some extent, I think I'm going to wait for better conditions. 

Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 07:29:47 PM
Bigbuck


Posts: 6


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 07:29:47 PM »

I think it might come down to, going off as planned with the finish being Silverton; or delay the GD... Forset service in the San Juan’s is looking for 100 hours of rain fall before they reopen the forest. We’re probably at 15 thanks to this storm that rolled through. Keep your fingers crossed!
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #26 on: June 20, 2018, 08:05:52 AM
Bigbuck


Posts: 6


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2018, 08:05:52 AM »

Well... a glimpse of good news down here. The San Juan national forest is going to mostly reopen tomorrow (6/21). The CT will remain closed from Molas to Junction. BUT it is movement in our favor way sooner than expected. Late July could be a go after all! Maybe...
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #27 on: June 20, 2018, 04:11:07 PM
woody


Location: SW Colorado
Posts: 279


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2018, 04:11:07 PM »

Looks like the San Juan National Forest will reopen tomorrow with a stage 2 fire precaution. Keep those fingers crossed it will remain open.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #28 on: June 20, 2018, 10:18:38 PM
Ahaughey


Posts: 15


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2018, 10:18:38 PM »

At this time the 416 fire is much subdued from last week. No giant plumes of smoke above Animas mountain. No smoke filled town each morning. According to local firefighters and flight crews, there are numerous areas of small (campfire sized) fires throughout the previously burned area. They are reopening the San Juan Nation Forest tomorrow except for the CT supposedly due to the Burro fire burning to the west which is not nearly as big at about 3000 acres. Dry weather over the next week will likely rekindle some of the burning, but hopefully monsoons will enter the equation soon.  For more formal info check out Facebook 416 fire or google Inciweb.
I’m hopeful.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #29 on: June 26, 2018, 02:59:25 PM
kuzco


Posts: 5


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2018, 02:59:25 PM »

Forgive the noobie question...what does "GD" mean?
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #30 on: June 26, 2018, 04:52:20 PM
jmrl


Posts: 3


View Profile
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2018, 04:52:20 PM »

Grand depart. There are two categories, Grand Depart and ITT (Individual Time Trial). The Grand Depart is a date set by the promoter for everyone to come together for a big group ride. The ITT is for everyone else who can't make the date or just wants to ride the route at a different date.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 09:03:36 AM
kuzco


Posts: 5


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 09:03:36 AM »

Thanks jrml!

Another general bikepacking question...how do secure your bike when solo bikepacking? Namely when restocking  food. Also when sleeping. And any other time when you may need to be separated from your bike.

Sent from my XT1635-02 using Tapatalk
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #32 on: June 27, 2018, 10:40:10 AM
Two Tired


Location: Conoco Station
Posts: 73


View Profile
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2018, 10:40:10 AM »

how do secure your bike when solo bikepacking?


No Brainer ---- Security Drone

My drone autonomously launches by voice recognition and hovers 7 meters above my bike, even if I'm moving.  It has a camera and all sorts of shit like remote control and 4G streaming.  The drone knows where my bike is by my bicycle's reflective IR signature, which is basically a reflector mounted on my spokes.  The coolest part of all this is that my drone launches from a magnetic mount on top of my helmet.  The sound is so cool when it launches.

So like one of my besties, Ryan Sadness, literally found his stolen dirt bike with his drone.  I know it's not bikepacking but still it's two tired.
Here is the link to his jaw dropping video.  What happens next will amaze you.  His dirt bike appears at 3:20.  So cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKbxyXizNAE


Here are links to 3 drone buds that I have partnered with in the past.  These guys are like besties to me by now.  Mega shout outs cause I never had a stolen bike.
http://www.aptonomy.com/
https://www.airbornedrones.co/
https://www.nightingalesecurity.com/

Anyway I hope this helps.  Here is a picture of the cool stickers I have on my bike and my helmet too.


* Bike Security Sticker.png (70.28 KB, 400x359 - viewed 666 times.)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2018, 10:51:25 AM by Two Tired » Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #33 on: June 27, 2018, 10:48:40 AM
joeydurango


Posts: 599


View Profile WWW
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2018, 10:48:40 AM »

I am really, truly, not being snarky here:  Is the above post for reals?  I cannot determine whether you're joking or serious.  I never would have imagined this as a thing, especially for backcountry use...

In response to the original security question:  On the CTR, I've never worried about security of my bike.  When bivying you tend to be in the middle of nowhere.  The only place that could be a real potential bummer is the Buena Vista City Market - that said, leaving my bike outside hasn't been an issue.  When touring, I've used a tiny Kryptonite cable combo lock - only a light 5mm cable, but your bike can't "walk away".
Logged

BEDROCK BAGS - Hand crafted, rock solid, made in the USA.  Established 2012.
www.bedrockbags.com


Ever since I began riding singlespeed my life has been on a path of self-destruction.

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #34 on: June 27, 2018, 07:09:45 PM
peteshoe


Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 64


View Profile
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2018, 07:09:45 PM »

Thanks jrml!

Another general bikepacking question...how do secure your bike when solo bikepacking? Namely when restocking  food. Also when sleeping. And any other time when you may need to be separated from your bike.

Sent from my XT1635-02 using Tapatalk


By the time I get to BV's city market, I little bit of me hopes someone will steal my bike so I can rest for a while, but if you do want to lock it up, check out this light weight option, in a bright color it might be enough to give someone a second thought - Adam found it, so I'll share his link:

http://grizzlyadam.net/2018/01/useful-bikepacking-addons.html
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #35 on: June 28, 2018, 06:34:48 AM
kuzco


Posts: 5


View Profile
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2018, 06:34:48 AM »

No Brainer ---- Security Drone

My drone autonomously launches by voice recognition and hovers 7 meters above my bike, even if I'm moving.  It has a camera and all sorts of shit like remote control and 4G streaming.  The drone knows where my bike is by my bicycle's reflective IR signature, which is basically a reflector mounted on my spokes.  The coolest part of all this is that my drone launches from a magnetic mount on top of my helmet.  The sound is so cool when it launches.

So like one of my besties, Ryan Sadness, literally found his stolen dirt bike with his drone.  I know it's not bikepacking but still it's two tired.
Here is the link to his jaw dropping video.  What happens next will amaze you.  His dirt bike appears at 3:20.  So cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKbxyXizNAE


Here are links to 3 drone buds that I have partnered with in the past.  These guys are like besties to me by now.  Mega shout outs cause I never had a stolen bike.
http://www.aptonomy.com/
https://www.airbornedrones.co/
https://www.nightingalesecurity.com/

Anyway I hope this helps.  Here is a picture of the cool stickers I have on my bike and my helmet too.
Nice! Technology in the Backcountry! This can probably even scare away or alert you about bears, wolves, coyotes, hermits, and chupacabras.
Now, about that 11-minute battery...

Thumbed from my mobile.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #36 on: June 28, 2018, 07:58:38 AM
kuzco


Posts: 5


View Profile
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2018, 07:58:38 AM »

By the time I get to BV's city market, I little bit of me hopes someone will steal my bike so I can rest for a while, but if you do want to lock it up, check out this light weight option, in a bright color it might be enough to give someone a second thought - Adam found it, so I'll share his link:

http://grizzlyadam.net/2018/01/useful-bikepacking-addons.html
That Z-lok has great potential... Much lighter and smaller than a chain.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Thumbed from my mobile.
Logged

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #37 on: June 28, 2018, 02:27:42 PM
SlowRide


Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 205


View Profile WWW
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2018, 02:27:42 PM »

I used a snowboard lock for Tour Divide, didn't use a lock for AZTR or CTR, just google "snowboard lock" and you'll see them, it's another lightweight option.
Logged

Going that one more round, when you don't think you can. That's what makes all the difference in your life.
--Rocky Balboa

http://twelvemilesperhour.blogspot.com

TDR 2014, AZTR750 2015, CTR 2015

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #38 on: June 29, 2018, 03:14:11 PM
geekonabike


Location: RedNeck Alps (White Mtns, AZ)
Posts: 191


View Profile WWW
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2018, 03:14:11 PM »

Thanks jrml!

Another general bikepacking question...how do secure your bike when solo bikepacking? Namely when restocking  food. Also when sleeping. And any other time when you may need to be separated from your bike.

Sent from my XT1635-02 using Tapatalk
I pulled my bike just inside the door of BV market. Lean it some where out of the. At all stores I ask if I see an employee that not busy. Never been refused. Another method is to remove the front wheel & carry it inside with you.
Just a little uncertainty in the thiefs mind makes a big diff.

Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
Logged

What don't Kill You, only makes You Smell Stronger

  Topic Name: CTR 2018 Race Planning and Discussion Reply #39 on: June 29, 2018, 09:56:57 PM
Stefan_G


Posts: 453


View Profile WWW
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2018, 09:56:57 PM »

CTR Trackleader sign-up is live!!
https://form.jotform.com/trackleaders/ctr18

Any wildfire detours will be published July 22nd.
Logged

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
  -- frequently (mis)attributed to Thomas Jefferson
  Pages: 1 [2] 3 4
Reply New Topic New Poll
Jump to: