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Mountain Bike Pack Rafting Mongolia, Anyone?

I gotta say, Joey Schusler has really cornered the market on miserable-looking adventures that involve a mountain bike. His personal brand of adventure seems to revolve around trips that require strapping a ton of extra shit to your bike, getting sick, being freezing and soaking wet, not knowing the language, having a hard crash days away from anything resembling a hospital, and occasionally also riding a bike on cool-looking singletrack. 

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So when the trip is Mongolia and pack rafts so small they fit in a backpack are a significant part of the transportation plan, you know you are in for some fun. Joey and his childhood friends Mason Lacy and Sam Seward spent 12 days traversing the Mongolian Altai, a remote range of glaciated peaks with silty blue water flowing from their flanks. Oh yeah, and there's a giant eagle who's the pet of a nomadic tribesman. Click play!

Its all about the adventure and expanding your comfort zone.
Almost a mad dogs and Englishmen type of adventure.
Reminds me of a combination of epic mountain biking and kayaking trips gone wrong….but not horribly wrong.
I loved it! I can’t wait for the next one.

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stash member Ryan Dunfee

Former Managing Editor at Teton Gravity Research, current Senior Contributor, current professional hippy at the Sierra Club, and avid weekend recreationalist.