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    Good job! Bike backpacking....anyone?

    Bikepacking, touring, whatever you want to call it! I'm curious if anyone here gets in to loading up a backpack with your camping gear, hopping on thier mountain bike, and riding 5-10-15+ miles and camping out, and heading back the next day?

    I've just bought myself everything I need to enjoy such an advernture and am curious if other people do this or if I'm on my own. I'd like to hear your stories and if there are any epic trips you've done. I plan to do many this summer and would love to have some cool company. My first trip will most likely start at Swan Falls in the Snake River Canyon this friday.

    Whatcha got...?



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    My wife and I did 3 days of the Maah Da Hey trail in North Dakota a few years ago. It was a blast. We each pulled a BOB trailer with all our gear. I regreat that we did'nt finish the trail. On the first day we ended back at the same camp that we started from, so we started over the next morning. That extra day was going to cut into the visit with her family so we bailed early. I still want to go back and complete it. I wish we would have done more touring before we started having babies.
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    I've done a couple of off-road overnight trips, but not as much as I'd like. I really hope to change that. I picked up a new rack and panniers late last year, but haven't used them other than on one long "test ride" to make sure that everything was going to work properly.
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    Mah Dah Hey

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob M.
    My wife and I did 3 days of the Maah Da Hey trail in North Dakota a few years ago. It was a blast. We each pulled a BOB trailer with all our gear. I regreat that we did'nt finish the trail. On the first day we ended back at the same camp that we started from, so we started over the next morning. That extra day was going to cut into the visit with her family so we bailed early. I still want to go back and complete it. I wish we would have done more touring before we started having babies.
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    We plan on doing the Mah Dah Hey again in the end of May-biginning of June again this year. It was a blast last time. Planning on pushing the 110 miles in two days if we break up the riding to AM and PM. Load up the back pack and hopefully do it unsupported and without trailers.

    If anybody is going in that direction, let me know.
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    On Chris Cook's website, he has pix from bike camping trips in the White Clouds. He pulled a BOB.

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    Cool, this is exactly what I'm looking for this year. The only thing I'd prefer is more like a BC sking type trip where you set up a base camp and ride various trails from there.
    That way you can ride daily without the heavy pack/bob.
    Anyone done this?
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    Well, this was killer trip. My first ever backpacking trip... solo, on my bike. Many more to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracka




















    Well, this was killer trip. My first ever backpacking trip... solo, on my bike. Many more to come!
    THAT'S what ahm talkin bout.
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    This thread is worth checking out:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=271762

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    Ben - Great pics, must've been an awesome adventure, just you, the bike, your gear, and nature. Thanks for sharing~
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    maybe try a BOB

    Ben, Looks like fun although you might want to try a BOB trailer. It would improve your bike handling, since your weight is lower to the ground instead of up high on back. I have done a number of bike-packing trips now and noticed a drastic difference in my bike handling when moving the weight off the bike to a trailer.

    If you want to try a BOB trailer, I have a extra one in the garage I don't mind loaning out...

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