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Charlie Murphy (baltocharlie) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale MAryland
About Me I am a long time bike commuter, climber, kayaker and backpacker. I have just started long distance bicycling trips.
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how does it handle summer heat
This model was just recommended in a discussion on pad for summer heat. How do you think it handles the heat? I find most pads a little too sweaty in the humid east. But I am a side sleeper. Wh...

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit Inertia X Frame
July 02, 8:40pm

decisions, decisions
You might be right, may be more of a factor of a non breathable surface against me than the R value of my pad. This may rule out most pads. Mattresses have a much more breathable surface than plast...

In GEAR » summer sleep pad for hotter regions
July 02, 8:05pm

summer sleep pad for hotter regions
Hey folks; Mid-Atlantic region here and am wondering which sleep pad is better for the regions that stay warm at night. I use a Hexamid tarp, Borah bivy(if serious rain or insects present), light...

In GEAR » summer sleep pad for hotter regions
July 02, 11:39am

well done
Nice trip. Never have bikepacked with the kids but have ridden all over with them on my back/in tow/on their own. I find that biking with kids is the best way to see a lot with young'uns. I...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trip report: bikepacking w/Kids
July 21, 9:05pm

Dutch Cargo bike
Your bike is fine. I have ridden parts of this trail with an old Miyata touring bike(tires32s) I would not use a full suspension mnt bike as it is too heavy and overkill for this type of bike pat...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bike packing - trailer considerations
July 21, 8:55pm

Re: 2011-2012 Recommended waterproof/breathable jackets?
"....... Rain gear is something I won't mind having 5 extra ounces than the lightest option if it means I'll be better protected without sweating out......" I agree with this s...

In GEAR » 2011-2012 Recommended waterproof/breathable jackets?
May 20, 8:01pm

Golite Currant Mountain pants
I just bought these. On sale now, free shipping(still a little pricey), 7 ozs, paclite, with zips. However I have not received nor used. http://www.golite.com/Ms-Currant-Mountain-Paclite-2-Lay...

In GEAR » Wind pants or rain pants?
April 11, 6:08am

some more important info on BRP
Road closures: The first one, Doughton State park, is an important campground for bike touring. This needs closer inspection if biking through this section. http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » cycling the BRP?
April 11, 6:00am

Golite Currant Mountain Paclite® 2-Layer Pant
Anyone know anything about this pair of rain pants from Golite. Ankle zips? Thanks, charlie

In GEAR » Golite Currant Mountain Paclite® 2-Layer Pant
April 06, 6:20am

I'm headed there in May
Here's a book I am reading. http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Ridge-Elizabeth-Charlie-Skinner/dp/0897323017 Simply put: Lots and lots of hills, long uphills, traffic can busy on wknds and le...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » cycling the BRP?
April 02, 5:17pm

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