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Re: [Hammock Camping] an introduction and a battle plan for next summer

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  • Cara Lin Bridgman
    Quite a few people take their xtracycles off road. They say that having the weight in the middle makes for a smoother and more controlled ride. CL ... --
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 26, 2008
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      Quite a few people take their xtracycles off road. They say that having
      the weight in the middle makes for a smoother and more controlled ride.

      CL

      j.a. tackett wrote:
      > I don`t know about the idea of the xtracycle route.........it will make your bike to long ..........try weaving your xtra bike around trees or over fallen trees ........this is a good idea for road traveling............but off the road i would think this would make it difficult beside developing a hell of a work out just moving the bike around with it loaded up.........
      > interesting site...........
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      > --- On Mon, 8/25/08, Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@...> wrote:
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      > From: Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@...>
      > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] an introduction and a battle plan for next summer
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 6:41 PM
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      > Hi Conifir1,
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      > About your bike--have you looked at <xtracycle.com> ? There's a yahoo
      > group for xtracycles (<http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/rootsradic als/>)
      > and members include one guy who frequently carries solar cells with
      > which to recharge his bike's electric motor. Adding a FreeRadical to
      > turn your bike into an Xtracycle completely eliminates any thought of
      > carrying things on your back and all the inconvenience of pushing a bike
      > with panniers. Quite a few people have 'xtracyclerized' their Trek bikes.
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      > Quite a few people are doing some real camping and traveling with
      > xtracycles. Including the group that is Riding the Spine
      > (<http://www.ridingth espine.com>)from Prudhoe Bay to Tierra del Fuego.
      > I don't know if they're using hammocks, but other xtracyclists
      > definitely are: <http://clevercycles .com/?p=238> (scroll down to see
      > Hennessey Hammocks).
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      > You may also want to check out the yahoo group
      > <http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Backpackin gLight/> for help with
      > lightening up equipment.
      >
      > CL
      > who has to stay away from gluten because of celiac disease.
      >
      > snips from conifir1:
      >> 2. when they take your drivers licenses away from you when you get
      >> older ............ and they can do that........ ......... they cannot
      >> take away your bicycle..... ......... that way i can disappear on my
      >> bicycle and just go......when i get too old and too crabby.....
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      >> i have been looking at a handle bar bag that will hold my sleeping
      >> bag and hennesey hammock and my fly rod caddy(24 inches long x 1.5
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      >> a frame pack that will hold my whisper lite international stove and
      >> space for other items
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      >> and the largest saddle bag for clothing and what ever ........
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      >> in a perfect world i am trying to keep from carrying anything on my
      >> back.......
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      P.O. Box 013 Shinjhuang http://megaview.com.tw/~caralin
      Longjing Township http://www.BugDorm.com
      Taichung County 43499
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    • j.a. tackett
      thats cool...............but it is the length of this bicycle.............that i question........... i am planning to do the great divide mountain bicycle
      Message 2 of 9 , Aug 26, 2008
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        thats cool...............but it is the length of this bicycle.............that i question...........
        i am planning to do the great divide mountain bicycle trail............ease and comfort is the big thing
        maybe i am just being a prude ..................if the xtra cycle works for some so be it.........
        i am a believer in not messing with the structual design that came from the factory ......especially the abuse that i am going to put my trek fuel through........

        --- On Tue, 8/26/08, Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@...> wrote:

        From: Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@...>
        Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] an introduction and a battle plan for next summer
        To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 8:00 AM






        Quite a few people take their xtracycles off road. They say that having
        the weight in the middle makes for a smoother and more controlled ride.

        CL

        j.a. tackett wrote:
        > I don`t know about the idea of the xtracycle route....... ..it will make your bike to long ..........try weaving your xtra bike around trees or over fallen trees ........this is a good idea for road traveling... ......... but off the road i would think this would make it difficult beside developing a hell of a work out just moving the bike around with it loaded up.........
        > interesting site........ ...
        >
        > --- On Mon, 8/25/08, Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@msa. hinet.net> wrote:
        >
        > From: Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@msa. hinet.net>
        > Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] an introduction and a battle plan for next summer
        > To: hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com
        > Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 6:41 PM
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Hi Conifir1,
        >
        > About your bike--have you looked at <xtracycle.com> ? There's a yahoo
        > group for xtracycles (<http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/rootsradic als/>)
        > and members include one guy who frequently carries solar cells with
        > which to recharge his bike's electric motor. Adding a FreeRadical to
        > turn your bike into an Xtracycle completely eliminates any thought of
        > carrying things on your back and all the inconvenience of pushing a bike
        > with panniers. Quite a few people have 'xtracyclerized' their Trek bikes.
        >
        > Quite a few people are doing some real camping and traveling with
        > xtracycles. Including the group that is Riding the Spine
        > (<http://www.ridingth espine.com>) from Prudhoe Bay to Tierra del Fuego.
        > I don't know if they're using hammocks, but other xtracyclists
        > definitely are: <http://clevercycles .com/?p=238> (scroll down to see
        > Hennessey Hammocks).
        >
        > You may also want to check out the yahoo group
        > <http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Backpackin gLight/> for help with
        > lightening up equipment.
        >
        > CL
        > who has to stay away from gluten because of celiac disease.
        >
        > snips from conifir1:
        >> 2. when they take your drivers licenses away from you when you get
        >> older ............ and they can do that........ ......... they cannot
        >> take away your bicycle..... ......... that way i can disappear on my
        >> bicycle and just go......when i get too old and too crabby.....
        >
        >> i have been looking at a handle bar bag that will hold my sleeping
        >> bag and hennesey hammock and my fly rod caddy(24 inches long x 1.5
        >
        >> a frame pack that will hold my whisper lite international stove and
        >> space for other items
        >
        >> and the largest saddle bag for clothing and what ever ........
        >
        >> in a perfect world i am trying to keep from carrying anything on my
        >> back.......
        >
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        P.O. Box 013 Shinjhuang http://megaview. com.tw/~caralin
        Longjing Township http://www.BugDorm. com
        Taichung County 43499
        Taiwan Phone: 886-4-2632-5484
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