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Volcanarchy: Fatbiking Guatemala's Highest Volcanoes

Published: March 23, 2019 by PICSPORADIC

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An odd list of gear for our bikepacking / hiking / fatbiking expedition

For this trip we knew we would be taking fatbikes where they had never gone before – riding the ash-ridden slopes of  Guatemala’s highest volcanoes. Because this was not a traditional cycle touring trip we had to get creative on how to pack and move around our equipment depending on if we were riding or hiking the bikes.

chickenbus

We resolved to connect the dots on this trip using traditional transportation methods in Guatemala. Chicken buses or old souped-up american school buses would be used to get from one place to another. Crowded and with no maximum capacity – their stops were quick and we had to make sure they carefully handled the bikes (which they didn’t).

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Brendan James

Traveler and photographer, Brendan has cycled throughout Latin America currently lives in Guatemala. bio

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Elizabeth Sampey D.P.T

Endurance athlete and former pro USA Cycling national champion. Visit website

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Equipment

For this expedition we brought two Alaskan built Fatback Rhino Bikes with Lauf Carbonara Suspension forks and 4.5″ tires.

The bikes were outfitted with custom made bikepacking equipment by Mayasak in Panajachel.

For the extreme mountain conditions at 13,000ft we brought Gore Bike Wear outerwear and photochromatic Julbo eyeglasses.

Nutritional and hydration support provided by SkratchLabs out of Colorado.

Photography equipment including Panasonic Lumix Micro 4/3rds cameras.

Bikes:

Fatback Rhino
Lauf Carbonara
SRAM XX1
Kenda Juggernaut Tires
Race Face Componentry

Camping

Primus Gravity II MF Stove
GSI Cookware
Big Agnus Jack Rabbit 2 Tent
Marmot Sleeping Bags
Thermarest Sleeping pad

Electronics:

2x Panasonic G7 4k Camera2
2x Gopro Hero3 Black Cameras
Various Gopro Mounts
Tripod, Monopod
Garmin 310xt GPS

Luggage:

Deuter Guide Tour 35SL Backpack
Arcteryx NoZone 35 Backpack
Mayasak Frame Bags
Mayasak Headset Bags
Mayasak Seat bag

Clothing:

GORE Bike Wear
Julbo Stunt Glasses
Julbo Aero Photochrromatic Glasses
Julbo TREK Photochromatic Glasses
La Sportiva Down Jacket
La Sportiva Boulder Approach Shoes

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