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Old 02-06-11, 02:48 PM   #1851
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Links broken. Please fix.
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Old 02-06-11, 04:19 PM   #1852
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I fixed them right way... I accidentally uploaded the pics to the wrong folder in photobucket. I moved them and fixed the links.... right about the time you posted.
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Old 02-06-11, 04:29 PM   #1853
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That's a classy bike! Enjoy!
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With the drop bars it almost looks like a LHT.
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Old 02-06-11, 09:59 PM   #1855
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The latest iteration of my belt drive hybrid:

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Old 02-08-11, 02:46 PM   #1859
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Is that the Topeak Bag with driop down panniers, looks like you have one side down. I have had one for about a year and love it ! Your light looks like it would be very bright also, nice decked out ride. Richard
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Thankyou for your kind comments about my pics. I love taking pics around Kyoto and it makes me happy that I can show this wonderful city off to others.
It does appear beautifull indeed.
Did you know that if it wouldn't have been that beautifull it would have been nuked?
Seriously ... the Hiroshima bomb was actually planned to hit Kyoto but one of the decissionmakers went on a honeymoon to Kyoto years before and voted against because he felt the city was too beautifull to destroy.
That's gotta mean something
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Nice bikes those last few pages people
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Is that the Topeak Bag with driop down panniers, looks like you have one side down. I have had one for about a year and love it ! Your light looks like it would be very bright also, nice decked out ride. Richard
Thanks! The bag is actually Topeak's MTX TrunkBag EX, without the drop-down panniers. What you see in the pic is the back of my Arkel Commuter pannier. The Commuter handles the majority of my cargo needs; I bought the trunk bag to carry my lunch. Since I already had an MTX rack, it only made sense to buy an MTX bag. Topeak's proprietary "QuickTrack" design is an absolute delight, and it makes mounting/removing the bag painless.

The light is a Cateye HL-EL530. It's a great little unit for anyone who wants a regular battery-powered (4 AAs) light. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who regularly travels down dark roads/trails, but on city streets it outlines the shadows cast by potholes and manhole covers that aren't visible under the streetlights. It only has a steady "on" setting, but I have my PB Blaze 1W blinky for backup. Eventually I plan to upgrade to a dynohub to power a headlight/taillight combo, but for now the new headlight adds that extra measure of security.

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It does appear beautifull indeed.
Did you know that if it wouldn't have been that beautifull it would have been nuked?
Seriously ... the Hiroshima bomb was actually planned to hit Kyoto but one of the decissionmakers went on a honeymoon to Kyoto years before and voted against because he felt the city was too beautifull to destroy.
That's gotta mean something
I also heard that because Kyoto has over three thousand Temples and Shrines, an enormous amount of cultural artifacts plus the Imperial Palace, dropping "the" bomb and destroying this city would have brought about extremely negative reactions from around the world.
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On a long road ride, Richard
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On a long road ride, Richard
I'm embarrassed to post my "kit". On a "long ride" I carry 5 bandaids, 5 gauze pads, a roll of tape for the gauze pads, 5 alcohol pads (not for sucking on) a pump, levers and a tube.
Oh and 120 yen for the coffee vending machine.
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On a long road ride, Richard
Holy cow...

How much of what are you carrying? I know randoneurs who travel with less.
Certainly hope you don't come across any must haves while you're out.

In my younger days, when I'd ride everywhere, across two counties, going to college and crashing at friends' houses, I used full panniers.
Evenly dispersed through out was, a full change of clothes, toiletries, snacks, "small" first aid kit, pump, tubes and flat stuffs and school supplies (no puter back then).

Sorry but, I just think you are over packed.
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I don't feel it's THAT much.
It looks like a lot because it's been unpacked but it's all light and can be packed in a small space I'm sure.

I've been backpacking across Europe and Africa for years when I was younger and I carried 22 kilo's ... that seems a lot but that was everything I had back then: tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, full kitchen with coleman fuelstove and 3 pots and even spices and everything, clothes, shoes, medkit, etc...
If I would unpack my backpack people would also say: damn that's a LOT of stuff ... then I would pack it and it would all fit in this pretty lean oldstyle backpack with aluminum frame and people would be surprised at how small and light it all was

Just sayin' ...

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Is that a miniscule bottle of jack daniels there Richard?
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YES ! LOL...Really not sure what it is for, was going to take it out of the picture, it is probably 5 years old.
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I'm embarrassed to post my "kit". On a "long ride" I carry 5 bandaids, 5 gauze pads, a roll of tape for the gauze pads, 5 alcohol pads (not for sucking on) a pump, levers and a tube.
Oh and 120 yen for the coffee vending machine.
Probably all you need, I ride in remote area's where help could be a long time coming. Richard
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YES ! LOL...Really not sure what it is for, was going to take it out of the picture, it is probably 5 years old.
The older the better I was told matey!
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( Laugh ) Wife found it cleaning out the closet or something, just decided to throw it in there, might come in
handy if I was bored ! Richard
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I rode yesterday without a back pack, rear rack or even a small trailer. Carried on the bike; pump, patch kit, multi-tool and tire levers, cotton rag, empty water bottle. In a fanny pack, two phones, (one for data transmissions, one for voice), keys. Forgot to bring; wallet, bike lock, water.

I had enough room in my pockets for the phones and keys, but I needed the fanny pack to hold my cargo shorts closed. The shorts seem to have shrunk since the last time I rode and the snap wouldn't stay snapped!

I have been eating well during my convalescence.
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Gulp, wow!! That is a great looking bike. What's the front hub?
Don't look now, I think there's a couple of illegal immigrants about to jump the boundary fence.
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