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General Discussion / MTB Onstar
« on: May 28, 2005, 03:57:25 am »
Here's an amusing story that just goes to show that it pays to be
prepared:

For the past few days I have been attending IPMBA* Police Cyclist
training as part of my job as a state park ranger. Because we spent
about half of the 40-hour course on bikes, I carried my National Mountain Bike Patrol hydration pack with me, along with all the things I normally would
have in it: Clif Shot, Clif Bars, tire tubes, sun screen, bug spray,
first aid kit, multi-tool and my new Planet Bike air pump. Every
time somebody would blow a tire, need some sunscreen, need to fix a
mechanical problem or some quick energy, I would pull what they
needed out of my pack and give it to them. About the third time this
happened, one of the cops in the class looked over at me and
asked, "What are you; like an 'OnStar" for bikes?" I
replied, "Something like that."

Well, the name stuck. I was "OnStar" for the rest of the course.
Thanks to Kenda, WTB, Tender Corporation, Clif Shot and Bars,
Coppertone and Planet Bike for providing the supplies I needed to
help out some cyclists in a totally different setting.

Ride safe,
Hans Erdman, WEMT
Patrol Director
Backcountry Trail Patrol- MN
www.trailpatrol.org

"In the incomparable splendor of backcountry trails through the forests of the north, I have ridden with bears, watched the eagles soar, and glimpsed the gray wolf watching me ride." H. Erdman, Journal entry, May, 2005.

*International Police Mountain Bike Association


This message was edited by Trailpatrol on 5-27-05 @ 11:58 PM

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General Discussion / Dalton Boys?
« on: May 07, 2005, 03:07:12 pm »
Hey, I know you guys from the BoB forum! Whad'ya just find out about this one? Great community here, very helpful and informative. Welcome aboard!

Everyone else, if you have questions about BoB trailers, the Dalton Boys are experts!!

Ride safe,
Hans

Hans Erdman, WEMT
Backcountry Trail Patrol-MN
www.trailpatrol.org

This message was edited by Trailpatrol on 5-7-05 @ 11:07 AM

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General Discussion / Bears
« on: July 30, 2004, 03:53:17 pm »
Has anyone reported any problems with bears, and grizzly bears in particular, on the Great Divide Route or the Lolo Trail on the Lewis and Clark? All of a sudden on our local MTB club forum, everyone is worrying about bears.

Go figure,
Hans

Hans Erdman, WEMT
Backcountry Trail Patrol-MN
www.trailpatrol.org

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General Discussion / Recipes?
« on: March 15, 2004, 02:49:18 am »
I am looking for recipes for long distance, self-contained cyclists. Hearty meals that taste good and provide lots of energy. Looking for meals designed to serve 2-4 adults, on off-road (MTB) trips two to four nights in length.  Meals should be preparable over one or two single-burner, backpacking-type stoves.

What are you eating out there that's really good?
Ride safe,
Hans

Hans Erdman, WEMT
Backcountry Trail Patrol
www.trailpatrol.org

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