Ditching the mtb backpack – research notes

Now lets be clear, I love how efficiently my hydration pack carries everything I need for a days riding. Up to 3 litres of water, clothing to deal with the days temperature fluctuations or precipitation and a selection of spares to allow me (and riding buddies) to finish rides despite unexpected mechanicals and there is a first aid kit in there too.

but….

Riding ‘sans pack’ feels great, like going commando. Free-er, cooler, looser, lighter.

but……

I HATE pushing a bike just because I haven’t got the stuff to mend a puncture trailside.

So I’ve been looking at different options for carrying what I need on the bike rather than on me. Just the very basic bits and bobs needed for riding 1 to 2 hour local rides or uplift days at Thredbo for example.

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Race Report: Rocky Trail Superflow Rollercoaster Round 5, Kempsey 6 & 7th August 2016

Ian was asked by tyresandsoles.com to write up race report for the final round of the Rocky Trail Superflow Rollercoaster series

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Read it here – http://tyresandsoles.com/2016/08/30/rockytrail-superflow-final-round-report/