“As I shot my second deer, I heard Mike approaching on the quad from a few kilometres back, and the cattle and sheep instantly pricked their ears up, and they all took off well before Mike even came over the ridge to where I was. That’s when I thought, all the times we’ve been here before, they’ve heard us coming before we’ve even seen them.”
To keep the bike unobtrusive in natural settings, we had all the body work film-dipped by Dynamic Finishes in ATACS camo pattern, which blends in with a variety of outdoor settings. Best of all, this pattern is subtle enough to still look good on the street.
Just test drove one of the slickest bikes to hit the market. Front wheel drive electric that can be pedaled like a normal bike. I am wondering when they do shut the roads down in the grasslands if this wouldn’t work to get where you wanted to set up camp. A buddy of mine took it through a harvested bean field to get to his stand and back last night and it worked great.
Founded in 1999, Michigan-Sportsman.com started as a collection of links to Michigan related sites, and a series of manually edited blogs. It was a marriage of my passions for the outdoors and the internet. In late 1999 we started our first message board. After going through 3 different message board softwares, we settled on one in late 2000. Photo galleries, classifieds, product reviews were added in later years. It was a social network before the term was coined. Users have self organized get togethers and many are have formed long lived friendships with others who share the same interests in the outdoors through the site. electric hunting bikes for your patronage – Steve
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The “Outfitter” is an electric assist, fully accessorized, super cool hunting and fishing rig. It uses the same dependable Bosch e-bike system that Felt has been using on its other electric assist bikes but has a beefed up aluminum frame, high end components, camouflage paint and of course, fat tires to get you through the snow and muck. All the cables are stored in the frame which is nice if you’re going through the brambles. Tipping the scales at 53 pounds, this thing is not light, especially when you add all the accessories.
Bikes can be surprisingly stealthy contraptions. One day a couple of years ago, I was riding back to my truck after a morning hunt. As I got within sight of the vehicle, I saw that my hunting buddy had made it back before me. Although I wasn’t trying to be especially quiet, I was able to ride right up behind him without him even knowing I was there. He nearly jumped out of his skin when I skidded to a stop!
Recently a story about a group of a subsistence hunters in Alaska caught my eye. They were getting into the backcountry around Denali National Park by mountain bike to hunt caribou, preferring the peace and quite and lack of fuel to other modes of transportation.
I mentioned toe clips at the beginning. Toe clips are straps designed to provide more power pedaling uphill, allowing me to push forward and lift with one foot while the other is pushing down on each stroke. The key is to remember to pull the boot backward out of the clip before putting the foot down on the ground. It won’t come out sideways, and if you try, you’ll fall. Adding big pedals with serrations allow muddy boots to grab easily. A modification to make getting in and out of the pedals easier is to leave the fabric strap that surrounds the boot off the toe clips. You gain a good portion of the power but don’t have to worry about getting the boot out of the pedal.
Electric bikes are fabulous for off road riding. I have an electric bike business in Oregon and we have sold several bikes to hunters and even lightweight folders for fisherman. There are certain bikes that definitely will perform better than others off road. Look for a higher voltage motor (36-48 volts) and a wide profile tire.
The MSR Advance Pro 2 is lightweight, has a small footprint, bomber construction, and a single climber can pitch it standing in one spot. We review this highly desirable tent for the hardcore alpinist or mountaineer.
With a range of 20+ miles, the Big Easy is positioned to put e-bikes on the map in the US where approximately 100,000 were sold in 2012. This figure lags behind sales in Europe where 1.1 million e-bikes were sold last year and in China, where approximately 27Million were sold in the same period! The Big Easy hits the fastest growing segments of the bicycle market – the electric category and fat tire category. With trends of electric car sales continuing to grow in the US as well as the use of bicycles for commuting in general, Defiant is positioned to take advantage of these macro trends with its introductory model – the Big Easy.
Partnering with the Walton Family Foundation, the IMBA says it is poised to launch its largest trail fund ever. Launching this spring, the Trail Accelerator grant program will award MTB development funds to communities deemed most in need.
Defiant has produced its prototype and two new versions of the Big Easy. All suppliers and vendors have been identified and contracted with. 30 frames have been manufactured and inventoried. All of these frames are 19 in frames with a 61cm top tube. Based on the success of the Big Easy on Crowd Supply, we plan to add more frame size options. The released product has been developed and built in the US.
The frame and fork receive a tough Realtree Xtra® camouflage finish and the components are anodized black and bead blasted to a no-glare finish. Multiple finish options include Realtree Xtra®, Realtree Max4®, Realtree AP Blaze® or Forest green.
FAT bikes rule. Ask anyone who’s had a chance to ride one and you’ll see their eyes widen with glee. For the past five years, the FAT bike market has exploded in the United States and elsewhere. Enthusiasts have been blown away by FAT bikes’ ability to conquer terrain previously thought impassable by bike. Snow, rocky riverbeds, extreme off-camber sections, the steepest hills imaginable. A 4.7 in wide tire makes all of these scenarios rideable. FAT bikes were initially used on trails under many feet of snow. People were naturally curious, “I wonder how this bike would ride here, and here, and here?” Since their inception, FAT bikes have become the bike of choice for an immense cult of riders. Some people have gone as far as selling every other bike they own and opting to ride their FAT bike exclusively.
I suggest you check with the US Forest Service directly in there Dickinson/Bismarck offices to get it straight from their mouth, and with NDG&F for state managed lands. Although they are considered a “bicycle”, I bet that is regarding motor vehicle registration purposes. They would still be illegal on paved trails made for non-motorized vehicles (I was just at a meeting this morning and the Federal Highway Administration rep clarified that one…”motorized” wheelchairs are allowed on non-motorized trails for people that need mobility assistance under new US Dept of Justice rulings)…
All the quality names and features don’t mean a thing if you can’t get to the store on the corner. The FatKat is built to go 20 miles without any pedal assistance at the highest power setting. Obviously, if you use a lower setting and use the pedal assistance, the miles you’d travel would be higher. It has a maximum speed of 19 mph. This speed is also based on the highest power setting. But not to worry, if you run out of battery, simply pedal like a normal bicycle until you get to a place to recharge or change out the battery.
Cyclists have always been keen on the latest technological advancements for their trusty pedal-powered steeds. From adopting carbon fiber early on, to more recent integrations of electronic shifting, cycle-tech continues to advance. Some recent high…
The next step: Accessorize the bike for hunting. My primary goal was to customize a bike that I could use to carry my bow and, perhaps, a small pack into the woods. (The design I eventually came up with works for rifle hunters, too.) [redirect url=’http://bestelectrichuntingbike.com//bump’ sec=’7′]