TNGA bikepacking trip to Georgia,USA

So far we have been gathering information on the Trans North Georgia Trail trip coming up from may 21st to may 29th where we will be bikepacking this 360 miles (500km) of trail.

Here is a few useful link I found along the way:

Mulberry Gap being the best basecamp you can wish for with loads of very useful information!! http://mulberrygap.net/amenities/sleepingcabins/

https://www.facebook.com/TransNGA

http://www.firstworks.com/tnga/

http://mountaingoatadventures.com/tnga2013

We will be using the Relevate Design bikepacking bags :

Framebags Surly and Salsa

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Frame-Bags/CoBranded-Frame-Bags

Gas tank:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/Gas-Tank

Feedbag:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Cockpit/Mountain-Feedbag

Harness :

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Harness-handlebar-harness-sling-

2 ways opening drybag:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Saltyroll

Pockets for extra front space:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Handle-Bar/Pockets

Seat Bag Viscacha:

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/Seat-Bags/Viscacha

light weight stove from MSR Pocket Rocket:

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/stoves/rapid-cooking/pocketrocket/product

Titanium lightweight cooking pot 700 ml:

http://www.snowpeak.com/cookware/backpacking/trek-700-titanium-scs-005t.html

That’s it for the bikepacking equipment for this trip for now but here is the pogies I like for Fatbiking this winter!

http://45nrth.com/products/softgoods/cobrafist

Ride FAT or die Skinny

Video

Ride FAT or die Skinny from Francois Carrier Deziel on Vimeo.

Here is the unpacking and our first few ride around Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.
If you want to see more video from Nunavik check ou this vimeo album :vimeo.com/album/2242393
Equipment :
Canon EOS 7D
Lens Tokina 10-17
Lens Canon 24-105
Lens Canon 100-400
Go Pro Hero 3
Edit on Final Cut Pro X
Music : Wine and Chocolates from Theophilus London
soundcloud.com/theophilusl/03-wine-and-chocolates-042611

The World of FAT BIKE in 2014

For a while the question was do I really want a Fat Bike and when this question was answered by yes the hardest part was to find one…  The reality is that the Fat Bike became victim of their popularity!!

After searching extensively on Fat Bike and ending most of my search a result with too many bookmarks… I decide to get all that info available and share the best of these search here is a list of useful link for anyone looking to buy a Fat Bike.

The very first thing is always price and as usual most of the time for bike you get what you pay for. But to my great surprise quite a few unexpensive Fat bike options exist out there: Budget models ; Mid Range models ; High End models

Here is a list of my favorite brands:

Surly, Salsa, 45 North, 9zero7

And last but not least the very best Bike blog you can follow : gypsybytrade

Its a unbelievable source of information on touring and bikepacking as well as Fatbiking!!

 

The Three Stooges

July 17 we start a conversation on bikepacking on facebook between 3 guy now owning FAT BIKE!! 2 Surly Pug OPS and 1 Salsa Mukluk 2! Yesterday my friend landed in Kuujjuaq with his brand new Surly Pug OPS and the frantic unpacking that follow was followed by the first test drive!!