Road Gulch

I’ve just started to realize how many sweet, hardly-used trails are around here. They’re not groomed, IMBA spec bulldozer wide, or properly drained. So they’re pretty much perfect.150615 Road Gulch-3

I’m trying to get out and ride as many of them as I can. There’s a lot of riding to do.
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150615 Road Gulch-8Hideous tasting rice cereal stuff. Colleen is gluten challenged- if anybody knows what the glutenless equivalent of instant oatmeal is, I’d love to hear. We haven’t been able to find anything close to as cheap, tasty, and convenient.

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First time I’ve set up the tarp with wheels. Worked really well- tight for two, but probably fine if you’re marrying the other person in a couple weeks.11015193_10207040743645162_8214789711154985487_n

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MRP Stage- 140mm of squish, for added beefness.
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Plenty of clearance for a 29×3.0 Chronicle.
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And an adjustable spring rate, which helps to keep the fork riding high in its travel, especially when the bike is loaded with bags and stuff. So far, one of the best forks I’ve been on. And it’s assembled 90 miles away, in the Grand Junktown. Buy local brah. 150615 Road Gulch-20

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3 thoughts on “Road Gulch

  1. Oats themselves are GF, but most of the time they contain small amounts of gluteny stuff due to processing etc. So oatmeal itself would be a good substitute — if you can find a cheap brand that’s truly GF, or if your partner wouldn’t be bothered by tiny amounts of it.

    I just use regular rolled oats as instant oatmeal — you just have to wait a few more minutes for it to soften up. Perhaps that’d give more options.

    Neat rig and nice pics!

  2. Great post.

    You might like to try this recipe. I pretty much live on this stuff. It’s very nutritious, sustaining and super-yummy.


    Toasted Muesli

    400g rolled oats
    125g flaked almonds
    65g chopped pecans
    65g chopped hazelnuts
    50g desiccated or shredded coconut
    2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
    zest of a lemon
    80ml light vegetable oil, eg canola or sunflower
    120ml honey
    150g dried apricots, chopped
    75g dried cranberries
    100g sultanas

    Heat oven to 180 degrees (Celsius).

    Mix the oats, nuts, seeds, coconut and lemon zest in a big bowl.

    Warm the oil and honey in a small saucepan, just to make it runny. Pour the oil and honey into the bowl with the oats, nuts etc and mix well.

    Empty the mixture into an oven proof dish and place in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Do this four times (so it gets 20 minutes toasting altogether). Don’t toast it for 20 minutes straight or it will burn.

    Remove from oven and let the mixture cool. When it’s cool, add the fruit. Store in an airtight container.

    This makes about 2 litres of muesli.

  3. Bob’s red mill sells big bags of instant certified gf oatmeal. Add spices, nuts, fruit and it’s bueno. I’ve always been curious to check out Road Gulch. How did you loop it back? So many good little used trails in Thompson Divide


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