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    Well, the bob trailer packs out another elk.

    Rifle elk started on monday. So i packed in a spike camp and went hunting. The bike spike camp, just flat out works. So my freezer is getting full agian.

    I have had my bob trailer for about a decade and these things just flat out work real well. the biggest issue i have had with mine is overloading the brakes on the bike. If you can put it in bob, the bob will handle the weight, But your brakes may not like the weight going downhill.

    God, I love the mountains, how they can feed you and heat your house and everything about them. They keep you sane and can drive you insane. The challenges they give is just amazing.

    so this is the rural states mountain bike forum, I know there are other bike hunters, let see what you got.

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    Way to go!!!! I love hunting off my bike, I use my old Trek 5000 with a BOB and agree that the weakest link in the setup is the brakes. Ive yet to pack a bull out on it but have taken several cows and everytime it just feels amazing to be rolling out of the hills with a load of meat. Congrats on the nice bull! Hopefully I will have something to post soon!

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    I'm aspiring to something like this in the future. The nieghbor just bought a BOB, so I can probably borrow it for a bit of grind. First I gotta get a gun I suppose. That's not the elk and your camp is it? I assume it takes multiple trips?

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    Absolutely awesome!!!!!111111 (TM)

    Nice use of NRS technology. Meat on wheels.
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    Nice

    How many loads did it take to get out the quarters?

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    elk take multiple trips, deer one trip.
    last years cow took 2 very heavy loads.
    a spike took me 3 loads.
    this bull took 4 loads
    a large 6x6 took 5 loads.
    Luckily I am only 2 1\2 miles in on a gated forest service road. Most of the work gets to be backpacking the loads up to the road. and than peddle out.

    If you know how to bone animals out, it does make it easier or harder. One of the largest and scariest loads was 2 boned out front shoulders from a large bull.

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    I've hauled very heavy loads in BOB trailers and experienced almost impossible braking and handling. The same load in a Big Dummy is barely felt at all. So I now prefer to hunt with a Big Dummy for transport. An entire deer on a Big Dummy is easy. A cow elk not boned out takes 2 trips. A boned cow is easily one trip.

    We'll see how it goes this season. No guarantees. Nice bull Tim!
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    wonder if the wife would let me use the chariot for this? Probably not...

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    Your setup is awesome

    I have been wanting to use my mountain bike for hunting since I started riding. Think I just need to save up for the right trailer intead of trying to rig one up from old bikes.

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    I bet you could rig up a pretty simple surge brake for the trailer. Or at least one with a long cable so you could mount the lever up on the bars. Ideally in a location that would let you grab it along with the back brake.

    Just a thought.
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    That is an impressive setup and hunting experience.

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    This so awesome! I love elk hunting, don't carry a rifle much these days but rather archery. Where are you hunting?

    I hunt the Gravely's but the griz are getting too thick anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OJack View Post
    I hunt the Gravely's but the griz are getting too thick anymore!
    Yeah no kidding! My neighbor got mauled there last year. Makes me think twice about riding there lately.

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    I am in north idaho, the coeur dalene national forest. 4th of july area.

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    Tim,

    Do you mind if I use your pictures to show our local area commissioners and OHV folks that there are alternatives to four wheelers!

    In in the Elko area.

    Thanks....Dan

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    cdadaa

    go right ahead.

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    I am in awe. That is sweet. Nice kill!

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    I was looking at one of the bob trailers for hunting but I have only seen pictures of them and they looked like with a big load they would be squirly compared to a duel wheel trailer. I just bought a Specialized Hardrock disc that I'm beggining to turn into a bike for hunting. Anyone else have pics of there hunting bike setup kinda want to get ideas. Nice bull by the way Tim.

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    If you want a bob, get it now. The company sold out so the future of the niche utility trailer market is questionable.
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