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General Discussion / Re: Sour clothing - after washing!
« Last post by geegee on August 18, 2014, 11:12:19 pm »
Try OxyClean or a similar laundry additive. I've also been seeing a lot of laundry scent boosters in the store but have never used them. Don't know if they remove or just cover up odours.

There is a product called MiraZyme Gear Deodorizer which I use on sandals and helmets when they get a funky smell. Works especially well for neoprene.
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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: Options along the TransAm in Kansas
« Last post by LongTallEandM on August 18, 2014, 10:04:38 pm »
Thank you everyone for your replies.  The US 50 option through Kansas is now buried 6 ft under!
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General Discussion / Re: Great divide route
« Last post by Iowagriz on August 18, 2014, 08:27:08 pm »
Also, to answer your other question. I was on 29er hardtail with carbon fork. It was great for the section that I rode. I'll ride the same bike again in future. I'll add tri bars for additional hand positions and eventually a dynamo hub for charging batteries/electronics.
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General Discussion / Re: Great divide route
« Last post by Iowagriz on August 18, 2014, 08:23:45 pm »
I have not tried panniers before, so no experience there. However,  seeing others with them, and they seemed overly loaded down. It forced me to pack less, which was ultimately a good thing. I suppose it depends on your personal style. We were doing 70-80 miles a day and fairly fast (still lots of down time).

As for bag manufacturers, there are plenty of good ones out there. I have Revelate and like them, but also check out Porcelain Rocket and a few others.
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General Discussion / Re: Great divide route
« Last post by stever1210 on August 18, 2014, 08:16:19 pm »
Tom,

what if you are not sharing still the way to go?  (revelate bags)

Also I am planning to meet family in Pinedale
then go up to Green River Lakes in Wind rivers outside of Pinedale

Thanks

Steve
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General Discussion / Re: Great divide route
« Last post by Iowagriz on August 18, 2014, 06:10:59 pm »
I see from another post of yours that you considered starting in Eureka. 

I did a 6 day ride late July 2014 from Eureka (actually started at the border as a symbolic guesture) down to Ovando and then back up to Swan Lake. About 415 miles total.  I was ultralight with Revelate bags and sharing a tent/cooking pots and stove with another guy. If you are having to buy panniers and racks, then I'd say to look at the Revelate type of stuff. Price different is probably similar and I loved the way they disappeared on the bike.

As for that section of the route, several larger passes, but towns come fairly often so you can get a hot meal and resupply each day. Looking ahead on the maps, that stays consistent until south of Butte.

Are you looking to drive/fly into a spot and then extract somehow?
Tom
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General Discussion / Re: what kind of bikes on GDMBR
« Last post by JayH on August 18, 2014, 05:53:04 pm »
It was a 2013 El Mariachi with the alternator dropouts...  No, had no issues with bike. I somehow accidentally hit the Shimano brifters somewhere in southern WY/northern CO such that my front der stopped shifting to the granny gear but I figured that out in Steamboat Springs.  The Shimao brifters have a switch which configures the shifter from a triple to a double config which I somehow accidentally hit w/o realizing it.     And yes the elMar is a 29er.  I also ran plain old fashioned tubes, no slime, no tubeless.   

Jay
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General Discussion / Re: Sour clothing - after washing!
« Last post by Pat Lamb on August 18, 2014, 04:59:44 pm »
Most of the time just hanging things out will clear up the stink, but when it doesn't, Borax does the trick for me. 
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Routes / Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« Last post by cyclist01 on August 18, 2014, 04:46:32 pm »
I'm thinking of doing half of the main route this September using the Lowman cutoff. I'd like to know if anyone has thoughts on which half would be better, northern or southern? Also, I'll be riding on a Salsa Fargo but not sure on choice between B.O.B. or panniers? 
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General Discussion / MOVED: Northern Colorado Adventure Cyclists
« Last post by JMilyko on August 18, 2014, 03:49:44 pm »
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