Back in April, some friends and I spent three nights in Henry Coe State Park. Spring flowers were still abundant but many of them were drying out and the rolling green hills were changing to the iconic California gold.Read More
What happens when you take three inexperienced “bikepackers” and embark on a 5-day trip in the PNW wilderness? Imagine three dudes standing over a pile of Pro Bars, arguing over how many they can pack in their bags while still making room for the all important 6-cup Bialetti??Read More
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Day 1: Mid March 2018. Me, John Blackwell and Jason Silverek meetup in San Diego one morning to ride the Stagecoach 400 route, a 400 mile bikepacking race that was supposed to start the same day. We were starting in southern San Diego, at the midpoint of the route. The actual race starts and ends in Idyllwild. Unfortunately for us, the race start was delayed due to a big storm coming in and the prospects of precarious mud conditions. Our plan was to hightail it all the way to the desert, getting through the would-be muddiest sections outside of San Diego before the storm came. We were all hung over.Read More
This is a tutorial showing how to secure the Stuff Sack Harness for a bombproof mountain bike setup. The trick is to find the right size stuff sack so that it will rest on your suspension fork (may work with some rigid forks as well). The Oval Dry Bags can be rotated to get different dimensions. Measure the distance from the bottom of your handlebars to the top of your fork crown and match that to either one of the base dimensions.Read More
The Route: 153 mi, 14740' elevation gain, 70% dirt roads, 10% paved roads, 20% singletrack/no-trail/hike-a-bike. 2-3 days total with one resupply about half way through.Read More