Posted May 22, 2001 - 08:23 PM
P.S. Will be up in Grand Junction with some friends Memorial Weekend if anyone wants to ride with us. We're quite a motley crew at best.
Posted May 23, 2001 - 10:22 PM
Posted May 24, 2001 - 01:38 AM
Posted May 24, 2001 - 04:37 AM
I have just recently switched from a fanny pack to a backpack to carry my gear. I can put everyting I need in there, including my, ahem, Camelback, MSR Toolwrap with all the tools I need, Powerbars, cell phone, keys, bandana and my Moose "Buddy Tow" strap. I don't usually carry the tow strap with me but this time, I just threw it in the pack, almost as an afterthought. Good thing I did. I had heard that they aren't very strong but mine worked perfectly. We hooked the one end of the strap around the seat frame of my friends bike and the other end to my handlebar. The instructions recommend making a quick release arrangement, but they aren't very explicit, so we improvised. What we did was make one complete loop around the center of my handlebar and left about 2 feet of strap free. I pulled the free end of the strap over my left handgrip and held the loose end with my left hand as I gripped the bar. At one point, we go into some deep sand and both bikes got squirrelly. I let go with my left hand and the strap came loose. Otherwise, we would have both probably went down.
I'll never hit the trail again without the tow strap.