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General Discussion / Very-but-not-completely unsupported touring
« on: July 03, 2004, 12:20:26 pm »
Check out the "Cyclist's Yellow Pages" published by Adventure Cycling. (Available on-line at the AC website.)I know there are a couple of services, such as 'Iron Donkey' in Ireland, that work that way. I know I have read about at least one such company in France in "Adventure Cycling" but I cannot remember their name.

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

This message was edited by Trailpatrol on 7-3-04 @ 11:21 AM

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General Discussion / Cell Phones
« on: June 26, 2004, 10:25:50 am »
As much as it pains me to say it, becasue I hate dealing with them, probably AT&T has the best country-wide coverage. That being said, no service covers backcountry, low population areas really well. I'm on Sprint, and they are useless in northern MN, spotty in NW WI. Play with AT&T a bit and you can usually get a pretty good deal. Probably the best bet would be an AT&T pay as you go with free long distance and roaming and unlimited night and weekends. You have to be a good negotiator to get a good deal with them, though.

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

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General Discussion / Uphill
« on: June 20, 2004, 09:45:12 am »
27 speeds, patience and a tailwind. Just remember to pace yourself, don't be afraid to take a break or walk if need be. Also remember that what goes up must go down, eventually.

Ride safe,
Hans

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

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General Discussion / What really is Adventure?
« on: August 14, 2004, 02:17:11 am »
Adventure is not knowing what's around the next bend, but proceeding on, regardless. I think some supported trips can be adventurous, such as those offered by Western Spirit, or some of the Adventure Cycling self-supporting trips. Even with two guides, two interpreters, and two militia (police) officers riding with us, riding in Karelia (NW Russia) was the greatest adventure I've ever ridden, but riding alone in the Chippewa or Superior National Forest, even on familiar trails can becom an adventure, epecially when I see a wolf watching me, or a bear walking on the trail I need to go down. Every ride can be an adventure. How you deal with it is the key.

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

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General Discussion / Ultimate bikes what are you riding
« on: April 12, 2004, 02:59:36 pm »
Not my cup of tea. As I said, I do most of my touring/long distance patrolling off-pavement in the Chippewa (MN) and Chequamegon (WI) National Forests. Hope to do the Great Divide MTB Route one of these years and the Lolo Trail on the Lewis and Clark, but I am not much on asphalt. ;)

Ride safe,
Hans

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

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General Discussion / Ultimate bikes what are you riding
« on: April 11, 2004, 09:47:46 pm »
My ride is a Trek 930SHX mountain bike with RS JudyII front shock, upright stem and riser bars, Uno suspension seatpost, WTB Allterrainasaurus tires, WTB SST-Plus saddle, and Trek/Blackburn rear rack. I have a set of Trek panniers and also a BoB Yak trailer. Most of my touring is off-pavement.

Ride safe,
Hans

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

This message was edited by Trailpatrol on 4-11-04 @ 8:48 PM

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General Discussion / Touring with a guitar
« on: March 20, 2004, 08:16:55 pm »
Back in 1997 I went on a missions trip to NW Russia for our church. We biked from village to village in Karelia, and one of our team carried his guitar on the rear rack, crossways, on top of his panniers. While we coasted down hills, Caleb had to pedal. He worked a lot harder than any of us. He tried securing it other ways, but they were not successful. When it was all over, he said he was going to buy a harmonica.

Good luck,
Hans

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General Discussion / Recipes?
« on: March 15, 2004, 12:49:18 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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