Rigs of the 2019 Adirondack Trail Ride (TATR)

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The 5th annual Adirondack Trail Ride (TATR) took off this morning from Northville, New York, following a challenging mix of trail and service road through the 6-million acre Adirondack Park. We stopped by the grand depart, and with the help from the riders, we’ve put together rider portraits and details on their rigs. Check them all out here…

The Adirondack Trail Ride (TATR), pronounced tate-r, is a self-supported bikepacking adventure through the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The grande depart, which occurs annually on the second Friday of September, takes off from the small town of Northville. From there, riders set off on a 550+ mile journey along forest service roads, double track, single track, some pavement, and a healthy amount of bushwhacking. From what we’ve heard, and experienced, the TATR is no walk in the park. Each year, almost half of the participants scratch from the event, while those who finish usually take five or more days. The current men’s record is held by Shane Kramer at 3 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes, and the women’s record by Jody Dixon at 11 days, 6 hours, 2 minutes.

  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

With help from the participants, we’ve put together a list of those tackling the event this year. We included name, age, hometown, bike details, bikepacking bags, and favourite gear. We were also able to swing by the grand depart to capture rider portraits, and to send the group off. Good luck to everyone, and enjoy the ride! You can follow the event live over at the event listing.

Steve Fuller

Age: 49 / Location: Johnston, IA

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Salsa Cutthroat w/ Fox 32 Fork, Woodchippers (double wrapped) w Profile aero bars, Roval Carbon wheels w SON dyno hub. Ikon 2.6″ front, Ikon 2.35″ rear, K-Lite Bikepacker Ultra w K-Lite USB charger, Brooks C17, Stock Rival drivetrain
BAGS: Porcelain Rocket Custom Frame Bag, Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion Seatpack (v1), Revelate Front Harness and pocket, Revelate Jerry Can, JPaks FarvaPak (assuming it’s delivered in time)
FAVOURITE GEAR: Tie between my BikeIowa Pogie Lites and Mr. Fusion.

Mikey Intrabartola

Age: 39 / Location: Elizabethtown, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Solace Cycles OM-2P
BAGS: Core bags by porcelain rocket – custom bolt on frame bag and Mr. fusion seat bag. Revelate gas tank and 2 Bedrock Bags tapeats bar bags.
FAVOURITE GEAR: My favorite gear in no particular order would be the svelt PR frame bag (so simple, yet so good), the pinion drivetrain (pretty bomber), SON front hub (because why not generate power?) and the S&S coupled Ti Solace Cycles frame.

Jimmy Lee

Age: 45 / Location: Sparta, NJ

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Retrotec Half
BAGS: Arkel Roll Packer. Blackburn Outpost Elite frame bag. Revelate handlebar bag. Various dry bags mounted to frame and fork.
FAVOURITE GEAR: DOM Gorilla Clips allow me to easily mount cages on my frame and fork. Moving gear weight closer to the ground has made a huge difference in the way the bike handles.

Rob Cook

Age: 34 / Location: Brooktondale, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Philomena, the custom Niner SIR 9
BAGS: Revelate Designs with a Porcelain Rocket Seatpack
FAVOURITE GEAR: My 4th cog. His name is Mark and he’s been by my side a long time.

Inge Aiken

Age: 58 / Location: Elizabethtown, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Santa Cruz Highball
BAGS: Blackburn Outpost bags
FAVOURITE GEAR: Favourite gear is my Hyke & Byke Eolus15F bag, because when I’m not riding or eating, this is where I’ll be hiding!

Carl Aiken

Age: 58 / Location: Elizabethtown, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Solace Cycles OM-1 Ti *switched out last minute for Specialized as shown above
BAGS: Blackburn Outpost bags
FAVOURITE GEAR: Favorite gear is firstly my Solace OM-1 bike, then my MSR Guardian water filter.

Mike Feldman

Age: 63 / Location: Northville, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Salsa Deadwood, Sram GX Eagle, Absolute black oval, SON dynamo hub with Sinewave Beacon Light.
BAGS: Rogue Panda bags and Revelate Designs Bar bag
FAVOURITE GEAR: Wheels were built by Neil Auty at the Bike Works my LBS.

Sarah Cooper

Age: 47 / Location: Urbandale, IA

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Specialized Epic. Custom front wheel with SON hub, Sinewave Beacon headlight by Beaverdale Bicycles. Fast Trak Grid 2.3 tires.
BAGS: a mix of Bedrock Bags, Oveja Negra, and Revelate Designs
FAVOURITE GEAR: The bike! Kyle’s Bikes in Ankeny, IA has built a number of road and gravel bikes for me, but this was a fun departure from a competitive focus and has been nothing but a joy to ride. This is my first bike packing adventure!

Zach Verhey

Age: 37 / Location: Wallkill, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: 2019 Cutthroat, Force 34t 1X 10-42, DT XM 401’s by Mike Curiak, Maxis Ikon’s, Etrex, Garmin 820 backup, Gaia is backup to the backup.
BAGS: Revelate throughout, Framebag, Terrapin, and well worn in Harness with cuben bag.
FAVOURITE GEAR: BarYak setup, sans armrest pads. Custom Etrex mount to fit etrex flush between baryak. Out of the way, visible, and plenty of cockpit room left over.

Michael Roe

Age: 67 / Location: Colchester, VT

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Lynskey M290 Ltd
BAGS: Bedrock Entrada, Bedrock custom frame bag, Revelate Viscacha, Jerry Can, Gas Tank and Feed bag, and Mountain Feed bag.
FAVOURITE GEAR: Zpack Duplex tent and Vertice Rain jacket.

Jody Dixon

Age: 63 / Location: Northville, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Juliana Furtado, xsmall frame with Jones Bars
BAGS: A mix of Rogue Panda, Revelate and Alpkit
FAVOURITE GEAR: Dynamo Hub with a Sinewave Beacon light

Aaron Courain

Age: 32 / Location: Schenectady, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Niner Air 9
BAGS: Blackburn Outpost Frame Bag, Blackburn HB Roll, Acepac Saddle Bag
FAVOURITE GEAR: MontBell Plasma 1000 Down Jacket

John O’Brien

Age: 65 / Location: Troy, NY

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019
  • rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

THE BIKE: Niner EMD 9
BAGS: Revelate Designs feed bag, top tube bag, seat bag, and front harness.
FAVOURITE GEAR: My Bike!

rigs of the Adirondack trail ride 2019

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