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Old 08-16-09, 12:38 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-16-09, 01:40 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 08-16-09, 02:15 PM   #3
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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!
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Old 08-17-09, 01:56 AM   #5
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The handlebar is not pointing "almost" backwards, it is just turned right shy of 90 deg.

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Old 08-17-09, 07:17 AM   #6
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TreakJapan, what GPS and mapping software do you use?

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Old 08-17-09, 08:43 AM   #7
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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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Old 08-18-09, 12:33 AM   #8
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I have a Garmin 705 and use Ascent (for Mac)
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