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  1. Sasquatch's first 1000 miles

    Since my first bivi bike ride I've been trying to find perfection in looking for a long distance, low maintenance, comfortable bike that can carry me and my kit.

    I've got 29er's and Fat bikes but I've never found perfection that was until I test rode my first 29er+ at Fat Forth in Scotland over 12 months ago in April 2013. It was here I rode a Surly Krampus for the first time, it felt just right for what I had in mind but was set up as a fun bike rather than a tourer, luckily for me ...
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  2. Why?

    I recently rode the full length of the towpaths along the Leeds - Liverpool canal.

    Why? I live in Liverpool and ride short sections of it nearly every time I ride on my local trails as it runs straight through the village where I live so I use this rather than use the busy roads and because I was born in Leeds it would be good to ride to it rather than drive to it on the M62.

    I've thought about doing this ride for a few years now but never had the chance, bike, work, home ...

    Updated 11-06-2014 at 21:32 by JohnClimber

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  3. Why Micro Adventure?

    Reading Art Dave's comment on the MTL how it went thread, which read.

    "p.s for Kiwi, I was chatting part way round to a rider on an Orange 5, with bar bags, saddle bags, and all kinds on his bike. He'd done 4 days riding / bivvying in Wales, had ridden over, was doing the Towneley loop, then riding back to Hebden After it. He's a proper Bivvy'er, not scared by a drop of rain.........."

    It got me thinking why I Micro Adventure? Why do I go out for single night ...
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  4. Micro Adventure Kit List

    Here are the things you need for a Micro Adventure typical of the mid week 5 to 9 rides I'm planning on doing in the future

    Starting from the most important to take with you down to the least important that could be left at home, where you draw the line is up to you.

    1, A sense of adventure
    2, A desire to break from the norm
    3, The ability and wanting to go a little out of your comfort zone
    4, A sleeping bag (to suit the season, I have a summer bag to ...

    Updated 10-08-2013 at 23:16 by JohnClimber

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  5. Micro Adventure

    At 3pm yesterday afternoon (20/7/13) I drove my loaded up car for a Micro Adventure.


    I headed off to Church Stretton and by 5pm I was riding my laidened bivi bike.


    The high gearing and heavy load had me pushing up a ride I normally ride up

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