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  1. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Lat weekend I took part in a pretty cool event that included packing a bike for an unsupported ride over varying terrain 60/40 mix of gravel and dirt/pavement. There were about 30-40 of us total that traveled from Tulsa, OK north into a headwind all day to just northwest of bartlesville (70+miles) and the back along another route south... where there would again be a headwind.

    Unfortunately, as you'll see when I post all the photos, the 2nd day did not happen for me as I ended up in the hospital after having a run in with my favorite type of food, tree nuts, of which I become extremely allergic to if I am dehydrated. So I only have photos from day 1 :(

    Here are some of the setups that caught my eye before we rolled out.

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  2. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Heres the po-dunk bar.

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    One of the many long sections of gravel road

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    My spot.

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    More of the bar.

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    looks rad. but sucks about the premature end to the trip
     
  4. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    And here's the unfortunate early end to my weekend... Didn't even have time to chill in my sweet setup before my throat started to cave in, followed by my eyes. I had pecans in my feed bag, which I have never had a problem with before. But, they will never be with me on a ride again, that's for damn sure!

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    At the campsite it was so dark I had to take a photo of myself to see if it was really happening.

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    About 30 min later in the ER, I looked like this :(

    I was very luck that my GF was able to contact someone about 30 min away who was able to lend us a room for the night and let us borrow a truck to retrieve our gear early the next morning.

    Next year this WILL be happening again, and there will be not MF'n pecans or any related nut in my food.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Urgh that sucks. Hopefully the first day gave you some good experience for how to get ready for next year.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Just for contrast... this was me about 8 hours earlier.
     

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    Whoa! That's a lot of swelling! Looks like a fun ride though!
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    eesh. brazil nutz closed up my throat once. it's skeery. glad you're ok.
    but, since this is the monkey...
     
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  9. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I've had a reaction to Cashews, twice and now Pecans. The thing is that I can sit down and eat a huge amount of either, but as soon as I get out in the sun and sweat and work... it causes a reaction.

    First time it happened it was on a float trip in the summer sun (4+hours), and it was canned cashews
    Second time was after a 150 mile weekend, someone gave me a bar made with cashew oil
    Third time... this time, walnuts.

    F'n tree nuts. I'm not recycling paper anymore. Trees can suck it!
     
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    This is interesting. Currently my staple trail food is unsalted mixed nuts.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    allergies are weird.

    i ate lobster, crab, shrimp all my life, even eating lobster frequently when working as a sternman as a teenager. around the time i turned 30 my body started violently rejecting dem crustaceans...sux.
     
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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    So what you are saying is that you are allergic to deez nuts?
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    doze look like almonds.

    he said cashews, pecans, and walnutzzzzz

    #knowyernutz
     
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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Almonds are tree nuts.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    true, true...just not among those named by the op. let's feed him some and see what happens!
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Cool thread thanks for saving the Monkey Gogli... We missed you.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Bike related post for the win?

    BTW, a few things I learned from this trip (other than I'm allergic to pecans)

    (1) Voile straps are the bomb.

    (2) The trucker's hitch knot is absolutely brilliant for tying stuff down when you run out of straps.

    (3) Timbuk2's Flagship bike packing bag (The Sonoma) has a design flaw that makes it unfit for serious use. I made it with no major issues, but needed to use para cord to keep it from contacting the rear tire when the roads got rough. Stopping to rig it caused me to lost contact with a large group, and I had to chase into the wind for 45 minutes. Revelate seemed to be the brand of choice for most everyone.

    (4) Though the Specialized Roubaix Pro 30/32 road tires were fantastic (and are going to permanently replace my Pro4 28s on the road), a mild knob tire like the Kenda Happy Medium would have been a better choice with so much dirt.... had a few sketch moments.

    (5) Don't trust small town water. "Honey, you best buy some bottled water. We only use that water for showerin and laundry".
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Gahhh! Waffles....
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Glad to hear you are okay and will be back at it again next year.

    I will admit though that I chuckled when I saw the campsite pic. Jesus Christ you look terrible. :rofl:
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Photographer that was with us finally posted up some stuff... here are the cooler shots of the weekend. DSC_3201.jpg DSC_3260.jpg DSC_3353.jpg DSC_3360.jpg DSC_3384.jpg DSC_3468.jpg DSC_3531.jpg DSC_3639.jpg
     
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    I bought a Timbuk2 Sonoma seat bag and its suspension system is horrible. I did a cord lashup but finally said fuck it and used a Thule TR-1 rack, which worked rather nicely at the expense of a little increase in weight.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Timbuk 2 stuff seems to be pretty crappy.

    I went through 2 office/laptop/commuter style panniers and gave up. Nuts to that.

    I got a Thule.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I found the bag itself to be quite nice, it just has 1 design flaw that kills the usability. DIrectly under the saddle where the webbing connects to the bag is a buckle that slides fore/aft on a piece of webbing. I'm not sure what the point of it is... but if you can move the buckle to the rear position and tie some cord on the webbing or lock it in place some other way, it fixes the problem completely.

    Still... There's a company called Porcelain Rocket. It's a mix between a seatbag and a rack. It straps on to the saddle like a seatbag, but the lower portion is stabilized by a small metal frame that bolts to your frame.
     

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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Looks awesome. Sorry about the nut allergy.
    Did anyone have an epi-pen? would that even helped?
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Yeah. I did, I didn't feel like I was going into shock or anything, it was purely swelling. So I was fairly certain that I was going to be able to get to an ER. But no question if I had started to whease, or struggle to breathe I wold have stabbed myself in the leg with that sucker.

    Anytime I'm going to be out in the middle of nowhere without a car... I bring the EPI with me. But I've never had to use it.
     
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    Smart man.

    Looks like a cool and cosy time for the non allergic riders.

    I would like to try a ride like that some time. I have the bike for it already.