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green mountains

Post by bmike » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:46 am

hi all.
checking in from the green mountain state. (currently snowing, and i'm planning on a ski or a snowshoe tomorrow)

i'm coming to backpacking from ultra distance endurance cycling events. hoping the 2 activities inform the other - and i'm already working lightweight ideas into my cycling (touring)
"ride more, carry less!"
started camping / canoe camping a few years ago and never considered my gear - i bought mid to top shelf commonly available gear and didn't think much about it. after designing a custom bike (and having it built for me by a great little frame company) and tweaking my gear for events i started thinking about how i could apply it to my foot trips. hoping to put it into practice this coming year.

really interested in making my own gear (on the bike and on foot). currently sketching bags and tarps and stoves and windscreens. going to learn to sew this winter. :shock:
hoping to end to end the long trail in a few years.
want to ride PBP, BMB (if it comes back) and other loooong rides.
planning many s24o bike and foot trips (right out my backdoor, or nearly out my back door)
hoping to get out for a week long bike tour next summer.

and i'm turning into a stovie.

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Re: green mountains

Post by zelph » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:16 pm

Welcome to the world of liteweight thinkers. We think lite but sometimes being practical keeps us on the right trail. :)

We should be able to learn much from your ultra distance endurance cycling events.

We look forward to sharing info back and forth.

Glad to have you here and thank you for all that you have shared with us up to this point. You've added alot!!!
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Re: green mountains

Post by Skidsteer » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:21 pm

zelph wrote:....You've added alot!!!


I second that. Welcome BMike!
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Re: green mountains

Post by bmike » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:29 pm

thanks all.
glad i found this site. :D

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Re: green mountains

Post by Mags » Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:56 pm

Welcome!

I saw a Great Divide Trail bike tour slideshow yesterday. He used some of the techniques from lightweight backpacking for the tour.

Going lighter makes all outdoor activities easier it seems! :)

(The GDT mtb route is the bike equivalent oft he CDT. Shares a small amount of tread, is often nearby http://mtbike.mountainzone.com/2001/sto ... index.html)
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Re: green mountains

Post by bmike » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:13 pm

Mags wrote:Welcome!

I saw a Great Divide Trail bike tour slideshow yesterday. He used some of the techniques from lightweight backpacking for the tour.

Going lighter makes all outdoor activities easier it seems! :)

(The GDT mtb route is the bike equivalent oft he CDT. Shares a small amount of tread, is often nearby http://mtbike.mountainzone.com/2001/sto ... index.html)


yup. i know the GDT. someday. <sigh>
incredible, for sure.

who did the slideshow? i've read some cool websites about folks who've done it. the people out front travel fast and light.

here are some events i have on the longer range planning calendar: (i'm rebuilding fitness after some time off for medical reasons - but last year i completed up to the 400k distance but had to drop out of my 600k at mile 221 due to knee / fit issues).

Cascade 1200
BMB
LEL
Rocky Mountain 1200

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Re: green mountains

Post by Mags » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:52 pm

Here is the guy's website: http://boundaryzerochris.blogspot.com/

Interesting presentation.
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Re: green mountains

Post by zelph » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:13 pm

Takes my breath away just looking at the home page. Geesh, that's a whole lotta beautiful miles.
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Re: green mountains

Post by Pure Mahem » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:24 pm

Mother Nature is dumpin it's lovely white stuff outside today and more to come I think I'll build an Igloo. I don't ski! Or maybe go fire up the snowmobile,lol! :mrgreen:

My snowmobile has four wheels and does donuts lovely in this stuff,lol! :mrgreen:
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Re: green mountains

Post by bmike » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:01 pm

now that i've gotten to know folks (at least in the virtual world) here i thought i'd post a link to my webby life...

my cycling and adventuring blog that is a bit out of date... but i'll be adding to it this winter with some hike / ski stuff.

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