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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    New Roads. New Adventures

    FINALLY got the time, the weather, and the motivation to get a decent length ride in today. Didn't take many pictures but the greens from the rice paddies along with the blue skies were breathtaking.

    A small river ran along just about the whole route and this is the only shot I managed to squeeze the bike into but definitely not the best shot. Hop the railing and a stream with a small waterfall is as good as any place to take a 5 minute break.

    Next up.....Hiroshima.

    John




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    Beautiful area. Soon autumn here,wish I was in a warmer place.

    What are the bars on the bike? Looks like something is pointing backwards?
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Not sure which bars you're talking about but the handlebars are stock with Ergo II bar ends.

    My Topeak DXP bag was LOADED and I was carrying a Nikon D300 with a 17-200 lens so it was pretty heavy and tended to want to tip over towards the kickstand so I had to turn the handlebars to keep it from falling over.

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    Ok, so then it is a normal flatbar w barends pointing almost backwards becouse the frontwheel twisted under the weight from the bag. Thought maybe you had done something like this I've Dutchi-fied my Dahon!
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    The handlebar is not pointing "almost" backwards, it is just turned right shy of 90 deg.
    Last edited by Biont; 08-17-09 at 02:51 AM.

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    TreakJapan, what GPS and mapping software do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekJapan View Post
    FINALLY got the time, the weather, and the motivation to get a decent length ride in today. Didn't take many pictures but the greens from the rice paddies along with the blue skies were breathtaking.

    A small river ran along just about the whole route and this is the only shot I managed to squeeze the bike into but definitely not the best shot. Hop the railing and a stream with a small waterfall is as good as any place to take a 5 minute break.

    Next up.....Hiroshima.

    John
    welcome back, john. i guess the move went ok...as usual you got another nice views out there....

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    I have a Garmin 705 and use Ascent (for Mac)

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