Aaron Chamberlain Bikepacking

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    • #239922

      I listened to the Cohutta Cat and the 290 mile bikepacking trip podcasts that Mr. Chamberlain posted.   Nice live action during your rides.

      Aaron is Mr. Beastmode when it comes to bikepacking.   290 miles in 3 days is very very impressive.

      How do you build up to ride that many miles per day on not much sleep at all?   How do you keep from getting saddle sore issues ?



    • #239939

      Thanks @rajflyboy!

      I think a lot of it comes from years and years and years of riding. It also probably helps that my favorite rides to do have always been long ones. Doing several stage races where you ride hard day after day after day, gets the body used to recovering.

      Basically it comes down to time in the saddle. Many, many hours spent pedaling around will get your body, mind, and butt ready for something like this. That’s not to say you need to wait until you’re “perfectly” trained for an event like the Cohutta Cat. I’m a big proponent of just getting out there and doing it. Bikepacking is very different from other forms of mountain biking. As long as you eat enough, drink enough, and take breaks as needed, you can ride for a surprisingly long time.


    • #239942

      Good advice.

      Dont be afraid and just get out and do it.   I need to try it sometime soon.

      Keep the great podcasts coming.  I appreciate what you do for the mountain bike community.

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