For our second Northwoods Ramble, Seeley Dave and TJ are joined by Joe Vadeboncoeur, who after 30 years with Trek is now working with TJ at the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation to build a mountain bike park at the site of the former Telemark Lodge. In this show, TJ first gives an update on the Ride The Keweenaw Family enduro he and his daughter races in Copper Harbor, then we all talk about the new Trek Trails powered by OTM (One Track Mind Foundation) at Telemark Village. Joe also gives a solid overview of the Epic Bike Fest coming this weekend on the first episode of our new Northwoods Ramble video podcast.
Seeley Dave heads to Marinette County for the ribbon cutting at their new Strong Falls Trails. He gets lost for a while but finally makes it to the great new trails for a ride and snaps some photos. Listen in and hear what he thinks of the wicked trails built wicked fast. Finally, Seeley Dave gives his Woods and Weather report in which he describes the latest wildflowers and the guys wonder what is the difference between a weed and a wild flower.
The conversation flows much more naturally on this second episode compared to the first, but there remain a few production and format issues to improve. I hope to improve the flow of the show intro, either by prerecording it or just getting better with practice. I also hope to always include something about bikepacking, even if it is just a routine mention to show some of the gear from the new community bikepacking lending library that people can borrow.
The show is best viewed as a video on Spotify or YouTube to see the routes and gear we review, but you can stream just the audio if that is more convenient.
- Amazon Music
- Apple for just audio
- Spotify for video or audio
Below is a list of the Bikepacking Gear Lending Library Equipment I have available to loan as of this podcast. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested in borrowing any of it.
- 5 Salsa EXP Anything Cradle
- 5 Salsa EXP Dry Bag for Anything Cradle
- 5 Relevate Designs Terrapin 14L Seatpack
- 5 Big Agness Copper Spur HV UL2 Bikepacking Shelter
- 5 Exped Synmat Ultra 1R Mummy air mattress
- 5 Enlightened Equipment Apex 50° Quilt
- 5 Trekology pillows
- 5 BRS 3000T Stoves
- 1 (so far) Alpacka Raft Caribou RTS
- 1 (so far) Aqua Bound Whiskey 4 Piece Paddle