Rain, Wind, and Good Times along the 2016 Stagecoach 400

We departed the Idyllwild Bake & Brew at 9am Friday March 11th.  Exactly one hour delay from schedule, which ain’t too shabby for this bunch. The rental trackers were delayed- as is the expected norm- coming from a sled dog race in Alaska. We enjoyed a hero’s departure as the elementary school children lined up to cheer us on as we left town. Approximately 69 riders started the ride. -But that delay might’ve been a good thing. Weather moved in Friday afternoon, presenting rain, high wind, and a significant temperature drop sometime around sunset. Lead pack riders charged up out … Continue reading Rain, Wind, and Good Times along the 2016 Stagecoach 400

Stagecoach 400 Gear List

“What should I bring?” I can’t answer that directly, but you can use my own list as a baseline. Ultimately, there is no perfect packing list. Variables can include weather, conditioning (riding & campcraft) and personal preferences. This is what I’ve carried, and where I carry it. Some of these items end up moving to different areas of the bike. My goal is usually to have a 60% weight distribution favoring the rear of the bike, or the seat pack. In the Seat Bag (packed in order): – A ziplock bag with pre-portioned robot food powder (such as Hammer Perpetuem). … Continue reading Stagecoach 400 Gear List