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Cycle Touring and Climbing

Postby Jerry L » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:45 pm

Several years ago I discovered cycle touring and it's really become my main focus these days. Now I find myself missing the time in the back country and plan to combine them in the next year. I know Corax has done quite a bit of this stuff, but is anyone else into it ? Care to discuss it ?
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Postby Alpinisto » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:00 pm

It's not my cup o' tea, but there was an interesting article about Maxime Turgeon bike touring/climbing in the Alps in the latest issue of Alpinist. (A30, IIRC.)
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Postby kevinobie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:18 pm

Lots here:

http://www.bikepacking.net/


Rafting & Riding up in Alaska:

http://lostcoastbike.blogspot.com/
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Postby Jerry L » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:42 pm

Couple of nice links there which I've now got bookmarked. Thanks. I'm more into using the bike as my vehicle to get to a trail head, and then hike / climb from there. I've got a Surly Long Haul Trucker with front and rear panniers plus I pull a trailer with my dog. If all goes well, I'll be in northeast Canada in July and August and plan to combine them for some back country adventure.
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Postby Palisades79 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:28 pm

How about "Ultimate High" by Goran Kroop ? Has any climber ever taken a longer bike tour going and coming home from a climb ? There is also a great film that was in the Banff series.
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Postby RayMondo » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:41 pm

Mark Beumont's "The Man Who Cycled The Americas (13,000 miles)" and climbing both Denali and Aconcagua in one season is one of the ultimate trips. He also cycled the world in record time.

<a href=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cyclingtheamericas/>The Man Who Cycled The Americas</a>
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Postby johnm » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:14 am

Thomas Laussermair had an ambitious vision "Ride a bicycle from Alaska to Patagonia and climb the highest mountain peak of every country on the way." He had bicycle challenges along the way but he accomplished most of what he set out to do.

Two links below, his project and his blog:

http://panamericanpeaks.com/

http://tlausser.com/blog/
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Postby JedSMG » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:29 am

I've done a "bike to bag" adventure every year for the past 8. Trip report of the most recent one, as well as an inventory of past trips linked here.
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Postby Jerry L » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:11 pm

JedSMG.........you should post pictures of your bike and trailer. Always enjoy seeing what others are riding.
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Postby JedSMG » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:51 pm

Jerry L wrote:JedSMG.........you should post pictures of your bike and trailer. Always enjoy seeing what others are riding.


Here's the best I've got.

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That's a Trek 720 ca. 1994. Modified with drop bars, slick tires, clangy derailleurs, and poorly maintained bearings. Ridden mainly for Bishop commuting, and usually just once or twice a year to the mountains. This past year, however I've ridden quite a bit otherwise. My wife tore her ACL so we've done many recuperation rides, including near Death Valley, New York and the Gulf Coast. The trailer is your standard one-wheeled BOB trailer, skis attached with rubbery "Voile" straps.
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Postby Frostbite » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:41 pm

Nice Bob trailer. I have a Burley Nomad that I have lashed skis and climbing gear to onto a rack that mounts on top of it. I have always wondered how to attach skis to the BOB. interesting!
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