The scabbard is both awesome and frustrating. Forever I have been just slinging the 12 gauge over my back. The first time I put the gun on the scabbard was freeing. It felt so good to get that blasted thing off my back and on the bike.
The basic geometry of the bike puts the user in an upright position, which is also good. It’s comfortable, lets you ride at low speeds in heavy clothes and still manage all the roots, ruts and rocks in the trail. The bike comes with really, really wide handle bars that add to easy steering.
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(Note: Despite the humour conveyed in the video, this is actually a true report of trail conditions and will be resolved sometime over the weekend – in the meantime you will need to get off and lift over – hopefully a bit more successfully than these lads)
Fully integrated into the frame’s downtube, a single 500 kWh battery—guaranteeing 750 full charge cycles—powers the Shimano drivetrain, all the while boasting a touring range between 80-100 km. To make sure all is working efficiently, an onboard interface the size of an iPod Nano is mounted on the handlebars. The digital readout shows the rider battery levels and consumption rates, current and average speed, distance traveled, duration and time of day.
My elk hunting bike would have to carry the meat for me. I thought about the Vietnam War, and the way the NVA would bring down supplies on bicycles. They loaded the bikes up and pushed them down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. History was gonna repeat itself courtesy of Thursday! I designed the bike so it could carry a set of giant saddlebags. All you had to do was get the meat to the bike, load it up, and push it out.
The bike has been tested through 3 hunting seasons now. It has also attracted some attention at bicycle shows and will definitely be at the upcoming Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show and possibly the next North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
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Club racing this weekend – yeehah! KIDS CROSS COUNTRY RIDE DATE: Sunday 21st May, 2017. TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Ride to start at 9am. (Note that this is the same time as the main XC race, but it will be on a different course and will be run by a couple of the committee members – the help of any parents or other family members not racing would be appreciated). LOCATION: AWABA. RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps around the kids / development course. GRADES: This is aimed to provide a participation event for young children up to approximately 12 years of age who are not competent to race on the full track. COST: Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free. However, the child must be an MTBA member or purchase a day licence or sign up for the free trial licence**. HMBA CROSS COUNTRY RACE DATE: Sunday 21st May, 2017. TIME: Registration 7:30 -8:30am. Race to start at 9am. LOCATION: AWABA. RACE FORMAT: Set number of laps – to be advised Sunday morning once the track has been set. GRADES: Men: A, B, C and D grade and Juniors. Women: A, B, C and D COST: Senior Riders (over 18) – $15. Junior Riders (15 – 18 year old inclusive) – $10. Junior Riders (14 Years and under) – Free. + $25 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members ** VOLUNTEERS: If you can help out on the day with timekeeping, it would be most appreciated. DOWNHILL DATE: Sunday 21st May, 2017. TIME: Registration 8:45am to 10am. Shuttles Start 9:00am. Racing starts 12:00pm No Private Shuttles! LOCATION: AWABA: Track – Full Monkey COST: $35. MTBA Members (Please have Licence at sign on) + $25 Day Licence for Non MTBA Members ** VOLUNTEERS: If any Mum, Dad or friend is able to give us a hand with timing, driving shuttles etc, please see the guys at the sign on tent.
Standard fork: Thursday has had pretty good luck with White Brothers and Marzocchi. The prototype had a White Brothers Magic 120. It looks as if the new “Stage” model will clear a 3-inch tire, so I’ll give that a shot. Thursday gets a pretty decent price from White Brothers/MRP, so he can pass on some savings here.
I don’t think the camo finish is important and tends to hide the bike when I’m searching for it in the woods. Other guys might like that but I am not really that into it. I have been tying an orange rag to the handlebars to help me out! It does look cool though and gets plenty of comments!
Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California’s Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand’s product claims…
The results are in! What a great morning of XC racing we had at Awaba today. We had 9 kids on the development track who were rewarded with cake pops made by Annie G, plus a pick from the lolly/chip bucket! This event was directed by Dallas. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. Lots of junior riders, as well as big numbers across all the grades had us all smiling. [ 50 more words ]
A couple of issues I see with the use of the bikes: First of all, once I arrive at my treestand, I need to find a place to hide it so it doesn’t attract the attention of deer. Secondly, when I have a lot of gear to haul in and out, will the bike and trailer be able to handle it all? Will I be able to pull a deer out with the bike, or will it mean one more trip back and forth to my truck?
Hunters who want to avoid being patterned often park their vehicles a distance from their stands and take a long walk in, but unless you’re Ishi — and who among us wants to latest electric hunting bike through the winter woods barefoot? — that’s a slow, noisy process. There’s no mistaking the sound of a human’s footsteps crunching through the leaves and snapping twigs along the way.
The meld of biking and hunting is interesting to us and perhaps timely. Ostensibly, the Cogburn bike is an alternative to an ATV. There’s a movement of a younger demographic of hunters that may find a non-motorized option appealing.
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