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Old 03-29-10, 02:59 PM   #1
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New LHT

My third year back into cycling and my third bike is already here, N+1 strikes again. I'm trying to push my average miles up from 40k/day last year to over 50k/day this year, and i figure what better way than to do some touring around NW Ontario.

This is the first day it's been nice enough to bring it outside(mix of snow and cold the last couple weeks) it is 7C and cloudy... and very windy as usual. My first one hour ride and it seems promising, the ride on our bad pavement is almost as good as on my FS MTB (probably the 37c tires more than anything) and way more comfortable than my CX, my set up needed no adjusting from the 5 minutes I spent on the trainer. The WTB SST saddle is fine and I might not even put my brooks on, double stem is a great idea thanks to whoever thought of that.

so.. pics or gtfo right?
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Old 03-29-10, 03:01 PM   #2
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Nice... I like the Surlys more each time I see one.

Why are there two stems?
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Old 03-29-10, 03:08 PM   #3
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I have a handlebar bag for this one so it is to move that and the computer down and out of the way. In the end it will probably mean I just end up putting twice the stuff on there.

This is also a 2009, I don't think they make the '10 in truckaccino.
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Nice... I like the Surlys more each time I see one.

Why are there two stems?
You can chop a cheapo straight bar and mount stuff on it that you can't mount on a lightweight accessory extender like the Minoura Spacebar. Like a handlebar bag, and still have the ability to rack your lights on the upper bar, unblocked by the bag.

or you can put a pair of drop on there and get really aero.
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so.. pics or gtfo right?

Yeah, pretty much. Nice bike!
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Are you planning to try some loaded tour riding? That is my favorite ride with my LHT. Tent, sleeping bag a little stove and off I go for days at a time. This bike rides even better loaded with 50 pounds of equipment than it does unloaded.

Hope you enjoy your LHT as much as I do.
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Sweet looking ride. I am sooo jealous.
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Are you planning to try some loaded tour riding? That is my favorite ride with my LHT.
Yup! possibly working up to something like Winnipeg and back (1400k total) for this year. It's kinda boring just staying within half a days ride of here because there is really no where to go.
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