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Old 11-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #46
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For the record, and no matter what SOG says, the good line is on the left side of this picture.
It was instructive to watch some locals drive their SUV's across as we waited for the SAG truck. Both drivers entered the water and turned sharply downstream for maybe 30 yards before crossing and turning upstream, following the water's edge.

Even so, I'll take your line next time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #47
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Me: 2 River: 0. Just sayin'.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #48
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:19 AM   #49
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It was instructive to watch some locals drive their SUV's across as we waited for the SAG truck. Both drivers entered the water and turned sharply downstream for maybe 30 yards before crossing and turning upstream, following the water's edge.

Even so, I'll take your line next time.
I've seen the dry picture of that crossing and I don't think you two went down stream far enough before crossing.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:29 AM   #50
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Thanks Larry for your demo, Cuben fiber tarps seems exactly what I was looking for, along with the Aquamira.. the jute cord was a nice touch...
Thanks for all the kind words from you and everyone else who attended. I really appreciate the feedback.

My take on camping (particularly backpacking) is I want everything to be as efficient as possible. I don't give one rat's cheeky backside how much it costs but cheap is best. Of course when you're carrying it on YOUR back instead of on the back of your mechanical mule then crazy stuff starts to happen (cuben poncho? lol wut?! Yes I'll shave those 3 ounces.).

When it comes to putting it on a bike weight is still important but volume is king. I also pack the heavier (and more comfortable) sleeping pad and a larger shelter when riding because I'm less tired at the end of the day and want to be comfortable. When backpacking I'm so tired by days end I could sleep almost anywhere. One thing stays the same though, I still hate doing dishes on vacation so even though I have a fancy jet powered stove I've found the alky setup to be less fiddly and straight forward. If I want to cook, like really cook, I'm building a fire and carrying a small grate. Or just using a stick and maybe some foil.

For those who were asking about the Trail Star the guys who race the TGO Challenge across Scotland use them a kit these days and can be found at http://mountainlaureldesigns.com/ It can be seen on their front page. I'm not affiliated with Ron Bell or his little company but I've bought quite a bit of stuff from him and he's a swell guy. He'll take care of you and will push your order up near the front of the waiting list if you just-have-to-have-it for that big trip coming up. Incidentally MLD also makes the cuben ponchos.

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #51
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I've seen the dry picture of that crossing and I don't think you two went down stream far enough before crossing.
Again. slowoldguy 2 River 0.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:04 PM   #52
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Again. slowoldguy 2 River 0.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #53
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For now.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #54
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #55
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Aaah. He's got this . Just gotta go deeper next time. ;)
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #56
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Again. slowoldguy 2 River 0.
I think you forgot a point: SlowOldGuy 2, river 0, steep river roadway 1
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #57
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I think you forgot a point: SlowOldGuy 2, river 0, steep river roadway 1
Well, yeah. There is that. Thanks for remembering.




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Old 11-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #58
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Uhmm, dunno. I'm thinking it looks more "Brazos" than "Colorado".
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #59
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Nope. That's Colorado brown water-oil...I'd know it anywhere.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #60
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Uhmm, dunno. I'm thinking it looks more "Brazos" than "Colorado".
Send that to the lab and wait for the reaction.
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