In an effort to carry bikes inside the van with the front wheels on and still be able to have a bed I built an adjustable system from tube steel and plywood. As you’ve seen in the video there are two bed panels which are transferred from the lower shelves to the upper bed rails.
As I look at the calendar and my training plan, I am starting to get nervous. I have given myself twelve weeks to train for the Fat Pursuit - that should be plenty of time, right? Unfortunately, it is beginning to dawn on me that travel for work and for family is putting a big dent in my ability to be consistently on my bike. How do people work full time, travel for work, travel for family obligations, and have family visit and get quality training in at the same time? It's not a rhetorical question - if you know, please let me know because I need all the help I can get.
We know most people want to know what’s inside the van, so here you go. We purchased the van from MN in September of 2016. Freddie is a 2005 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 cargo van with 140” wheelbase. Like all Sprinters, regardless of their branding, Freddies has a Mercedes engine, drivetrain, and body.
Shoulder season has arrived. I love fall - it’s the best time to grab every last mountain bike ride, a few hikes, and perhaps, another road trip. But it feels like winter has arrived early to Montana as we’ve already had two snowstorms. The snow doesn’t stick around for very long, but it has me wondering, how many more rides on dirt will I have before winter takes over? Can we take a road trip to Glacier before winter shuts it down?
Spring through Fall are our typical adventure months where we spend the most time away from home. Thursday night is our packing night where we prep our clothing, gear, and stock the van for a weekend away. This allows us to get home from work on Friday with minimal work to be done to get on the road.