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The Importance of Quality Gear (And Other Bike Wisdom)

March 1, 2017

The Importance of Quality Gear (And Other Bike Wisdom)

by Drew Haugen

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. I recently put this saying to the test on the Cinnamon Roller Ralleye–a 50+ mile self-supported ride on rutted dirt and gravel roads north of Fort Collins, CO. In my case, the more accurate phrase might be “a wheel is only as strong as its weakest spoke nipple.” And though … Read More »

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August 11, 2016

Bikepacking the Great Divide

by Drew Haugen

Bikepacking From New Mexico to Canada along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Words and Photos by Mat Thompson Edited by Drew Haugen   In January of 2015 I decided I wanted to try out a fat bike. A close friend had just purchased one, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I rolled into a … Read More »

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August 13, 2015

Adventures in Bikepacking: Overnight of Timber Trail

by Drew Haugen

Words and images by Adam Blake One of my favorite overnights is climbing to the top of Timber Trail in Lory State Park.  The route is challenging, forcing you to hike, bike, and trudge your way to the top.  The entire trip is about 35 miles and has about 3,000 ft of elevation gain; 2600 up to the top.  I’ve … Read More »