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    Update on friend who rode the great divide trail.

    Posted this trip a couple of months back as to whether or not he should carry a spare tire.

    His bike was a Motobecane Boris X-9 towing a trailer with Vee Mission Command tires. He made 2400 miles on gravel and pavement on those tires, much to my surprise. He would have made the last 300 miles if it wasn't for the remains of the hurricane that hit New Mexico a couple of weeks back, and the chance of flash floods and peanut butter mud.

    He had no complaints aside from the ghetto tubeless failing. Aside from smoke in Canada and Montana, and wind in Wyoming, it was just a grind. There were hills that were difficult to push up and he was tired enough to flag down a pickup and pay a guy $20 to bring him up to the top of a 6 mile grade.

    He and his significant other averaged 40 miles a day.

    He's about to turn 69.
    Dash Pt. State Park (Tacoma), Big Sky Montana during Snowboard Season, Duluth Mn, a couple of times of year incl. Xmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpyride View Post
    Posted this trip a couple of months back as to whether or not he should carry a spare tire.

    His bike was a Motobecane Boris X-9 towing a trailer with Vee Mission Command tires. He made 2400 miles on gravel and pavement on those tires, much to my surprise. He would have made the last 300 miles if it wasn't for the remains of the hurricane that hit New Mexico a couple of weeks back, and the chance of flash floods and peanut butter mud.

    He had no complaints aside from the ghetto tubeless failing. Aside from smoke in Canada and Montana, and wind in Wyoming, it was just a grind. There were hills that were difficult to push up and he was tired enough to flag down a pickup and pay a guy $20 to bring him up to the top of a 6 mile grade.

    He and his significant other averaged 40 miles a day.

    He's about to turn 69.
    Wow! I'd love to see some pictures of them and their rigs.
    --Peace

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    Wow nice! Pics?

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    Update on friend who rode the great divide trail.-1.1-shimko.jpg
    Dash Pt. State Park (Tacoma), Big Sky Montana during Snowboard Season, Duluth Mn, a couple of times of year incl. Xmas.

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    Awesome
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    I hope I can do that when I'm 69.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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