Another good friend, and another trip to Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. This time Steve Butcher (@graveldoc) and I teamed up with our knobby tire bikes and camping gear for 4 nights and 3 days of riding.
Now that I’ve completed two of these bikepacking trips, I can say that riding bikes off paved roads, and camping, must be what I was made to do (well, at least the way I’ve done it so far). We didn’t cover a lot of miles, but it was a few days of two buddies playing outside with bikes, camp gear, and coffee toys.
My Bantam AdventureBike is a time machine. I was 10 years old again. And when I returned to being a grandfather, I brought my 10 year old optimism back with me.
Here is a 5-6 minute video to illustrate.
You have a lot of fun!
I am fortunate to be able to get away occasionally. When I do, it is certainly tons of fun!
Chris, thanks you for sharing you adventures .
Many thanks for the encouragement!
such a nice trip Chris. And so different then the terrain around here. Riding the plus sized tires make that kind of trip a real pleasure.
Thanks! I honestly think I’ll be more time on plus tires (and the kind of places I they can take me) than anything else in the future.
What a joy!
Found your blog through Anniebikes. In a few words you manage to say such a lot. I especially like that fact that the trip took you back to your 10 year old self!
Many thanks, Lizzie! Your words of encouragement arrived at a perfect time.
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Loved your video!
Thanks. It’s funny how I didn’t think to get the camera out to document the harder bits. Oh well, most of it was as relaxed as the video would suggest.