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 Post subject: What does your scale say about your gear?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:35 am 
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I was interested after reading a lot of various forums, boot/binding, boards and such where people were weighing their gear. I was also interested in the "what's in your pack" thread. Well, I'm jones-ing to get out of the house...so I packed up my crap and broke down the weights.

Unfortunately the weight issue begins with me, just under 6' and a luscious 212 pounds...
Me - 212 (not stripped down or layered up, with Mammut pulse)
Pack - 12 (all avy gear, spare layers, water, food, approach poles, etc)
Board - 9.6 (board with slider tracks and plate bindings installed)
Boots - 8 (hard AT boots weigh exactly the same as my burton si boots)
Helmet - 1.5 (includes tunes, skullcap and goggles...just how I ride)

I'm not sure if this is a lot, decent or light...light, right did you see the first number? 212 light my ass! Sound off on how your load compares.

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Mumbles, I'm 235 lbs. After that it doesn't really matter how much my gear weighs. It's all a matter of calories in. Tunes in the backcountry :twisted: Danger Will Robinson, Danger :!: Skinning behind a guy once. Caught him. asked to pass. No answer. Tried again. No answer. YELLED AVALANCHE :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: No answer. Tapped him on the shoulder. He turned and yelled "I can hear you, just ask!" Bull shit! Fucking Selfish! :twisted:


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Haven't tried these, but maybe it's a good idea:

http://airdrives.com/lowkey.html

I've been meaning to though, because normal headphones make me lose my balance when I'm riding/biking/etc. Fortunately not when just walking =P


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 Post subject: What does your scale say about your personal discipline?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:31 pm 
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Mumbles wrote:
Unfortunately the weight issue begins with me, just under 6' and a luscious 212 pounds...

I'm not sure if this is a lot, decent or light...light, right did you see the first number? 212 light my ass! Sound off on how your load compares.
I'm three inches shorter at 5'9" and after a month of bicycling across Italy I'm now a sinewy (or scrawny, depending on how you look at it) 140 lbs.

Last year this time I was 152 lbs and my doctor said for the amount of cardio exercise I was doing I shouldn't be that heavy or my cholesterol so high (184) - so I cut out fried foods (no more fries, onion rings, etc), don't drink an liquids with calories (soda, sports drinks, alcohol) and stopped eating two entrees each meal... and the pounds just melt away (kind of scary when you didn't have much to start with)... I adjusted my diet once I dropped to 138 as I figure a 10% drop in weight is about as far as you should go to be safe... but I figure if I can drop 15 lbs at my weight... most people should be able to do it too...

Certainly makes all the people with their multi-thousand dollar bikes all to drop 4-5 lbs of weight look silly as I climb past them.


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 Post subject: Lonerider makes a great point
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:24 pm 
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When i begin my cycling seaons I'm generally around 215 and drop down to about 195. I should get to 185 to be probably at my optimal health. Too much in my pack means better workout and calorie consumption.

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 Post subject: Re: Lonerider makes a great point
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:13 pm 
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Mumbles wrote:
Too much in my pack means better workout and calorie consumption.
Raight... :D


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