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larry savage (pyeyo) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me aging 4 season mountain bum,if I'm not here I'm out there.

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nice list - nice link
Pete, everyone should drop over to your link and have a look, it is well thought out. I have found the ability to wash and dry my bike shorts to drive adding a pair of synthetic padded jockey styl...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Your Bikepacking Gear Lists
June 03, 11:28am

cycling pain
Knee pain [and other cycling related issues] can be from a variety of fit and fitness origins. Seat too high, too low, hip and overall flexibility,IT band stickiness,cleat positioning, gearing - th...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Newbie Questions
June 03, 9:11am

mountain bike slicks
The narrowest and highest pressure 26" slick I know of is the Hutchinson Top Slick,26x1, 130 psi.The Ritchey Tom Slick Pro is in the same category. The Michelin Wild n Run'R Light is very...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » gettin' slick
March 02, 9:32am

cross frames
My intent was not to dismiss crossframes altogether just be aware there can be heel clearance issues fully loaded,it is possible to use seat post mounted racks with a topbag, a frame bag[there are ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Building bike for touring and commuting: road, cantilever or disc brakes?
November 24, 12:25pm

avid bb7
A mechanical disc is a fine product, the Avid can be had with a 160, 185, or 203mm rotor. Its a matter of torque. the diameter of the rotor provides more Newtons-M of torque than a smaller rotor. T...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Building bike for touring and commuting: road, cantilever or disc brakes?
November 22, 10:21am

As mentioned above I build frames. Do not try to use an aluminum cross bike to tour, cross bikes have short chainstays to aid in climbing which don't allow heel clearance for rack mounted equip...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Building bike for touring and commuting: road, cantilever or disc brakes?
November 22, 8:30am

wouldn't it be a fetish be to carry the heaviest pack
Wouldn't it be an accepted fetish to carry the heaviest possible pack. Masochism: 1: a sexual perversion characterized by pleasure in being subjected to pain or humiliation especially by a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When is it just a fetish?
November 08, 6:29pm

five ten shoes
Five Ten has been acquired by Adidas for 25 million dollars.

In GEAR » five ten shoes
November 04, 3:35pm

man I think we are on to the next frontier
The next frontier in ultralight backpacking is depilating unless one is substituting body hair for a bag or quilt I believe we should loose every hair off our bodies at the start of a trip. In thi...

In Chaff » A Close Shave
November 04, 12:41pm

Great article Eric
Gyms do provide the advantage of convenience and commitment. Many people can fit a workout in before their daily commute in the same time frame they might have been stuck in traffic or spinning the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fitness
November 02, 3:49pm

All Reader Reviews by larry savage

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five ten camp four
The five ten camp four shoe fits into the approach shoe category, a little heavier then a trail runner the camp four excels at getting you there then holding it's own as a climbing shoe. Internal...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
May 27, 10:28am

Stanley Titanium Helios Ice Axe
I've been using a helios ice axe since mid-winter. This is an all titanium tool, the only one I think is available since the Ushba has gone away. Made by Jim Stanley with a 6-4 ti head and a 3-2...

In Climbing Gear & Accessories
May 24, 11:04pm

clif shot bloks/jelly belly sport beans various flavors
2 different products from 2 different makers aimed at providing some carbs/electrolytes and fruit flavors on hikes and multiday trips. Clif Shot Bloks are soft [rubbery] organic rice syrup cubes that...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
May 08, 10:50pm

exposure joystick
Born into the world of endurance and mtn. bike racing the joystick crosses over nicely for weekend or longer [w/solar charger] wilderness trips. At 85 gms. it is a few grams lighter then a surefire e...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
April 29, 12:37pm