Review: Nite Ize Lights

Red Radiant 125 with an alternative bombproof mounting using a Nite Ize Gear Tie

Note: these products were provided to me by Nite Ize to demo without caveat. I would like to thank them for their generosity. All opinions are mine. Interested in me reviewing your product?

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Bikepacking Longs Peak Chapter has been Released

I’ve released the first draft chapter of what is hopefully going to be a full-fledged guidebook on bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers. It’s about my favorite mountain to ride bikes to: Longs Peak.

Check it out, and share your feedback. I’ll be moving forward with other mountains in the Front Range, as well as chapters on topics brought up from the survey.

I’ve decided to write this book in small pieces and share drafts of the chapters publicly. I’m doing so for a lot of reasons which I’ll expound upon in a separate post.

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Access

Mount Massive TH - the bike stays here.

The State of Colorado features a land mass that’s one third Public Land! This makes access to this land for hiking, camping, and riding extremely plentiful.

There are some finer points to consider when designing your own trip:

National Forest/BLM Land

Unless otherwise posted, access for dispersed camping is available on most National Forest and BLM land.

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Review: Copper Spur HV UL1 Bikepack Tent by Big Agnes

The Copper Spur HV UL1 Bikepack Tent

At a Glance

  • Pros: Comfortable, roomy, extremely well-designed
  • Cons: stuff sack to use as bikepacking bag is a great idea, but may need to be further developed as a solid feature
  • Weight:
    • Tent Stakes/accessories: 121 grams
    • Stuff Sack: 111 grams
    • Tent Poles: 363 grams
    • Rain Fly: 348 grams
    • Tent Body: 337 grams
    • Integrated Footprint (sold separately): 169 grams
    • Total Packed Weight: 1.13kg
  • Interesting To: Bikepackers and Ultralight hikers who want a tent rather than a tarp/bivy setup
  • Best For: Those who seek comfort and privacy only a tent can provide
  • Price: $399.95, Ground Cloth: (suggested): $65
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