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Routes / Re: Utah Park Loop
« on: February 27, 2010, 09:16:33 pm »
Thanks for the replies y'all.


Routes / Re: Utah Park Loop
« on: February 25, 2010, 10:51:10 pm »
Oh yeah, I got the names mixed up.  I'm talking about the Utah Cliffs loop.

Routes / Utah Park Loop
« on: February 25, 2010, 01:16:26 pm »
Hi all,
I'm thinking of doing the Utah Park loop this April.  I'm looking for information on how it would be on a Long Haul Trucker.  Right now I have 37 mm tires on but could go up to 42.  My brother might come and he has a steel road bike with 35 mm tires.  How are the dirt sections?  Any suggestions?


Routes / Re: New Sierra Cascade Route
« on: February 25, 2010, 01:12:00 pm »
You have to make an account with them before you can see the map.  That is a bummer about the logging trucks.  I live and ride a couple hundred miles west of that area and the logging trucks are awesome.  They're the most courteous people on the road.  I can't wait to do this route, or at least part of it.  I can't start until early November next fall. 


General Discussion / Re: Bike recommendations for heavy people
« on: February 25, 2010, 01:04:29 pm »
I weigh between 240 and 250 but have bike toured on my Long Haul Trucker when I was 280.  I did two really heavy tours with between 70 and 90 lbs of stuff, and the stock wheels did surprisingly well.  One broken spoke when I hit a water bar on a logging road at night.  The wheel lost its true after riding on a sandy dirt road and hitting rocks.  I would recommend having good 40 spoke wheel hand built.  Most quality bikes should be stout enough even if moderately loaded.  Good luck.

General Discussion / Re: Front Rack Help
« on: February 25, 2010, 12:54:54 pm »
I really like the Surly Nice racks.  The front rack is cool because you can use it as either a high rise or a low rise rack and it has a platform.  It is fairly heavy at around 3 lbs.  But it is totally bombproof.


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