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    Vermont Fat (bikepacking, exploring, enjoying)

    Group of 4 struck out on Pugsleys to explore the Green Mountains from Pittsfield to Silver Lake and back. We had a first gen Pugsley with Surly racks and panniers, an IGH Nerco with Porcelain Rocket Kit, a single speed with bikepacking kit, and a geared machine with bikepacking kit.

    Good times. Lots of pushing. Incredible, if difficult terrain. 56+ miles over 2 days. Day 2 was mostly pave after we got out of camp on the Leicester Hollow trail. We cut our some trail and a longer another longer route option due to freezing rain / snow coming over Brandon Gap.

    Day 1 weather was great - cold, but clear. Blue skies. Moving higher into the mountains we had snow on the ground. Lower we had mud and slop and fun. As we setup camp at Silver Lake under headlamps we had snow flakes falling. That came down all night as snow / freezing rain. At 2am everything was white. By the time I got up at 6 to try and build a fire it was all wet and gone.


    fatbikes by mbeganyi, on Flickr


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    IMG_2148 by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    chittenden reservoir by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    IMG_2164 by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    QBP glamour shot by mbeganyi, on Flickr


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    IMG_2220 by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    leicester hollow trail by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    campsite by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    pugsley and contrail by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    my contrail and wil's moment by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    IMG_2280 by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    freezing rain, wind, brandon gap by mbeganyi, on Flickr


    IMG_2316 by mbeganyi, on Flickr

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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tasty. Looks a lot like the country that Mtbxplorer posts in the Commuter section.

    EDIT: Where does your buddy pack his Moment? Struts installed or removed?
    Looks like you`re getting some good use out of your Contrail, too!
    Recalculating....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Tasty. Looks a lot like the country that Mtbxplorer posts in the Commuter section.

    EDIT: Where does your buddy pack his Moment? Struts installed or removed?
    Looks like you`re getting some good use out of your Contrail, too!

    He has a bag from porcelain rocket that it fits right into. Upfront. He keeps everything together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Tasty. Looks a lot like the country that Mtbxplorer posts in the Commuter section.

    EDIT: Where does your buddy pack his Moment? Struts installed or removed?
    Looks like you`re getting some good use out of your Contrail, too!
    Hey there, like Mike said, it goes it it's own sleeve made for the pack size of the Moment. Here is a pic that hopefully helps show how I carry it...


    Voodoo Bokor 29er in bikepacking mode by bikecycology, on Flickr

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    Thanks! I always seem to find a place to tie mine on (single wall Moment), but not quite optimal on my mtb. I tried it once under the TT and didn`t like my knees brushing it, now just strap it on the rear rack next to my sleeping bag even though it sticks out a lot. Wish I could rig it to my bars somehow- might eventually figure out a way to mange that. In the mean time, at least I have SOME way to tote it.

    It fits great behind the seat mast of my folder!
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    Nice to see so many fatbikes out adventuring together...
    Safe riding,

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    Looks like fun. I have a cabin very close to those trails but I have never ridden them. Maybe I'll give it a try this spring.

    Are you guys part of a club? If so, where? I'd love to join.

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