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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Mar 25, 2022 at 6:51 AM
    DingleTower

    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    Same. I went for a quick overnighter with some buds two nights ago.
     
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  2. Mar 25, 2022 at 6:53 AM
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    I've looked at the PVC bike racks, but not a big fan of the stability, also having an XL bike, I would most likely need to twist the handlebar to get it all to fit and close the tailgate.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    no A3, but i have a D3 for bike park
     
  4. Mar 25, 2022 at 7:09 AM
    mrtonyd

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    ive been on a few overnights with some bikes.

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  5. Mar 25, 2022 at 7:12 AM
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    Had and A3 and replaced it with a Fox Speedframe. A3 is a nice helmet but I've got a goofy melon with weird pressure spots.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2022 at 7:19 AM
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    I do quite a bit of gravel riding. I ride with a group that does both road and gravel. A few do some bike packing but I’m not really into it. I’d rather camp somewhere and ride the area with a base to fall back on.
    A few of us did the Croatan Buck fifty race on the NC coast last weekend and had a blast!733732D2-2D3F-4E73-B613-65E638771731.jpg9FE021BC-7CBB-47A4-9B8E-9B34095CED3A.jpg
     
  7. Mar 25, 2022 at 8:27 AM
    mrtonyd

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  8. Mar 25, 2022 at 8:32 AM
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    What front carrier is that? I like how it doesn't attach via the front brake.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2022 at 8:43 AM
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  10. Mar 25, 2022 at 2:07 PM
    716cummins

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    I’ve never heard of a course like that, but certainly looks interesting and I agree great excuse to ride through Idaho. I haven’t done much riding outside of the western New York area which isn’t the most scenic.
    The biggest issue for me is trying to get all the details of planning a trip out and not overwhelmed
     
  11. Mar 25, 2022 at 2:39 PM
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    I read through the itinerary for this course and its not 100% bikepacking all day like i would if i went out on my own.

    Since it's a NOLS course, they teach a lot of Leave No Trace and ethical practices in the back country. The first day is all in a classroom where they kind of go over the basics of bikepacking and camping. Then you actually go out on a ride and camp the next few nights. I didn't understand if it was 20-30 miles a day or 20-30 miles over the entire trip.

    It's really more of an educator class that happens to include bikepacking. The few people I know that have done NOLS classes in the past absolutely loved them and attributed it to their own personal growth. At the same time, the people I know did it pretty soon after college in their mid 20s, so personal growth is kind of the highlight of that age.

    I'm hitting 30 this year and am considering it.

    When I do bikepacking/touring trips on my own, I shoot for like 50+ miles a day. Guess im just crazy and like the pain. An S24O would be closer to like 20 miles though
     
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  12. Mar 25, 2022 at 2:41 PM
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    I would love to get in on a race event like that, looks sweet!
    And on my last bike packing trip I had wished I set up camp at my truck and had a home base to leave all my gear at. I was struggling with the additional weight with the hilly terrain and it was super muddy I kept sinking. At 6’4” ~240lbs

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  13. Mar 25, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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    Looking to have a bike repair stand readily available for bike/camping trips. Hanging a mtb from under the seat on the 1UP riser gets all flippy floppy.

    Rather than schlepping the whole stand along was thinking to attach something to the front bumper (alum, drill, bolt) and then a slip-in bench mount repair stand. I have a stock rear bumper. Not considering drilling any holes in the pillars on my X1.

    Something like this:
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Foundation-BenchWall-Mount-Bike-Repair-Stand
    or maybe this. The slip in angle plate makes some sense. Low profile on the bumper and less chance of tagging something in parking lots/ safety considerations.
    https://www.amazon.com/Conquer-Bicycle-Mount-Repair-Stand/dp/B00KXFI1N0

    Still working out the height and spacing details.
    A long enough vertical pipe section would raise the bike up enough to hang from the seat post.
    Just wondering if anyone has done this, pics please.
     
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  14. Mar 25, 2022 at 3:36 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Why not make up something thatnfits in a receiver? Seems like that would be a simpler route. They make an adjustable ball mount thats a vertical square tube and you use a hitch pin to set the height where you want. That could be a good base for what you`re talking about. Then you`re just mounting a vertical tube with the repair stand on it.
     
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  15. Mar 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    My Alta Rack had a similar workstand clamp, and was super handy.

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  16. Mar 25, 2022 at 5:26 PM
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    The event itself was a lot of fun. My group did the 50 mile race option. The course however was pretty rough. One two mile section where keeps and bulldozers had been was so bad we had to carry our bikes. We camped about 3 miles from the event Friday and Saturday night. The race was fun, but the camping was better. Good food from the Traeger, good beer, and campfires.
     
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  17. Mar 25, 2022 at 6:45 PM
    Sperrunner

    Sperrunner Respect the International Dibs Law

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    Hitting boyscout in pacifica Sunday if any norcal locals wanna go
     
  18. Mar 25, 2022 at 8:18 PM
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    Picked up a Kuat 2.0 bike hauler last week!

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  19. Mar 26, 2022 at 3:27 AM
    KentuckyDoug

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    Those are nice bike racks. I would have gotten one myself but I found that I couldn’t open my tailgate with the Kuat. I went with a Saris instead. Not as nice but I can open the tailgate
     
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  20. Mar 26, 2022 at 8:10 AM
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    Yep, it leans back enough to open the hatchback on the SUV but not enough for a tailgate. I have mastered getting into the bed from the side when I have to. The bikes load super easy one this hauler compared to the SwagMan that had.
     

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