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#GOINGPLACES XPDTN3 SHENANIGANS IN BEARS EARS

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The latest adventure from the XPDTN3 team saw both boats and bikes tackling the rugged terrain of a region known as Bears Ears, a National Monument in America’s south west.

Before passing his mantle onto the next U.S. president, America’s Barack Obama declared 1.3 million acres of staggeringly barren land in the south west as a National Monument, protecting 18 wilderness study areas and miles of pre-western archeological sites from looting and energy development. What better way to explore such lands than on two wheels, and that’s just what the XPDTN3 team of cycling explorers have been doing – taking on Bears Ears, Utah.

 

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Bikes silently ripping across the red velvet carpet trail, we found our religion and it was simply divine.

 

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Tackling brick red dirt roads for miles on end, along with exploring ancient Anasazi and Puebloan ruins and swapping two wheels for two paddles as they took on the San Juan river – this latest adventure had it all. And as usual the logistical puzzle was made easier thanks to their Scicon AeroComfort 3.0 Bike Travel Bags keeping the team’s 3T Exploro gravel bikes safe and sound. #BringYourBike

 

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Words by Steve Graepel, photography by Steve Graepel and Dave Blum.

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