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    Not paddled for years, have been biking for 30 years.

    Just got myself a pack raft to enjoy both bike and boat.

    I went out for my first local (Merseyside) ride/paddle/adventure this last weekend after a couple of bikeless trips out the week before.







    I'm planning an overnighter this Saturday night wildcamping in the Lakes using a bike and raft.

    Anyone else bike/packraft in the NWest of England?

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Nice set up, very nice bike. Very impressive lack of too much kit. Is the Pack raft in the seat post pack? I know they're small, but flippin' 'eck. Looking forward to hearing about more of your adventures.
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    Hi and welcome from another packrafter.

    What bike is that?

    And what packraft?

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    The bike is a Travers DIRTi, "gravel/adventure" bike with Lauf 30mm suspension forks up front.
    In the front is my PFD, paddle.
    In the back is my Alpacka Caribou and it's inflation bag.

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    Hah. Just googled the bike and the first link had some familiar images in it! https://www.traversbikes.com/journal/category/dirti

    Looks like a great small brand to be associated with. "Gravel" bikes keep catching my eye (having dabbled in Bikepacking briefly on a full susser), but unfortunately the finances aren't there at the mo. In the future though, who knows...and now there's another brand on the list to drool over...

    When you do your Lakes trip, make sure you come back and tell us all about it. I'm interested in seeing how the bike looks loaded with overnight gear and the packraft kit. Mine looked pretty well loaded without a boat aboard!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnClimber View Post


    The bike is a Travers DIRTi, "gravel/adventure" bike with Lauf 30mm suspension forks up front.
    In the front is my PFD, paddle.
    In the back is my Alpacka Caribou and it's inflation bag.
    Nice bike.

    Yes the Caribou is the load carrier. Mine's the Yukon Yak. Still carries plenty though.

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    OK, after further research I also HAVE to own a bike called the Travers Bat Fastard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    Hah. Just googled the bike and the first link had some familiar images in it! https://www.traversbikes.com/journal/category/dirti
    I do photo work with this brand and have several of his bikes https://www.traversbikes.com/brand-ambassadors.html


    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    When you do your Lakes trip, make sure you come back and tell us all about it. I'm interested in seeing how the bike looks loaded with overnight gear and the packraft kit. Mine looked pretty well loaded without a boat aboard!!
    I do travel very light when bike packing

    This is everything I need for 3 days and 2 nights of bike packing, with nothing on my back in a back pack.
    This bike is my 29er+ Travers Angus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Grey View Post
    OK, after further research I also HAVE to own a bike called the Travers Bat Fastard!
    I'm quite proud that I helped choose that name. Here it is in the flabby flesh all 5" of rubber

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