Tag Archives: Surly Krampus

Gear ponderings…

Dirt roading in the Bay Area proved a good testing ground for the Krampus/Rohloff combo.

It’s doubtful there’s such thing as the perfect bike – at least if you’re attempting to shoehorn everything into one machine, as I always do. …

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Arizonan bikepacking: snow, red rock and saguaros…

A while back, I posted a brief report on an Arizonan adventure I shared with James. Here’s the full version on our ride from Flagstaff to Phoenix, knitting together segments of the AZT, the Coconino Loop, and the Black Canyon …

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Bikepacking the Superstitions, AZ.

The Gila River Ramble, just south of Phoenix, Arizona, is a multi-day mountain bike route concocted by Scott Morris, resident expert on all rides Arizonan.

The word ‘ramble’ is a somewhat modest definition for the steep, rocky grades involved, …

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Back from bikepacking.

Update: now with click-able big-able pictures!

I’m in Santa Fe again, back after a few replenishing days of Arizonan bikepacking with James.

In brief, our ride took us from a snowy and decidedly frigid Flagstaff to a more enticingly summery, …

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Winter’s coming, so south to the border we go.

With a Krampus currently at my disposal, I’ve set about cutting my snow-cycling baby teeth – most recently with a wintery day in the Cibola National Forest, New Mexico. Heading out into unexpectedly snowy conditions, a planned night under the stars …

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Pictorial preview: Overnight foray in the Cibola National Forest, NM

The allure of New Mexico, abounding in high plateaux and open space. Swathes of National Forest, BLM land and Indian reservations tempt in every direction.

We begin our overnight foray on a challenging and slab-laced trail, climbing ever up towards

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