Mike Curiak is a legend in the endurance biking world...If you've never heard of him i strongly suggest you read his blog as it contains some of the most inspiring articles and photos i've ever seen.
He's been testing out equipment throughout this year for a new epic he's planning.
Here is his report on the Arrowhead 135 race from earlier in 2009...Make a cuppa and enjoy reading.
nice post thanks. Makes me want a pugsley and somewhere to ride it
One of my favourite quotes...
"While packing for the trip I'd made a rushed decision to try a somewhat unconventional sleep pad, reasoning that if it flopped I'd only have to deal with it for one night. As I stowed sleep gear back on the bike I ran through the physiological checklist to find all systems feeling fine. No kinks, no sorenesses, and zero recollection of tossing or turning through the night. The only conclusion I could draw was that the sleep pad was all that and a bag o' chips. I rolled, stuffed, and delicately packed it while softly whispering "You've been promoted, dear"
Christ that's a lots of photos! took forever for the entire pages to load.
@ jv A little bird told me there's a pugsley going cheap (soon) at a certain bike shop... Can't help you with finding somewhere to ride it though.
^who's the selling the pugsley for cheap? doubt i can afford it but you never know
It's quite amusing seeing how little interest there was on here in bikepacking and off road stuff when I was posting about guys like Mike Curiak and John Stamstad almost a decade ago. :)
I'm glad that has changed over the last few years.
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