Stand For Something
Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock, Raleigh M60
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Originally Posted by Diggy18
Wow man, great pictures! Looks like a wicked cool trip. Any idea what the total weight of all your luggage was?
I kept looking at the pictures and wondering how you managed to get up hills and then stop while going downhill with all that stuff!
How many days did it take?
We started riding July 14th and finnished July 29th .... 17 glorious days. You know I never weighed it. But it really wasn't bad. In fact I was thinking today, riding my bike, that it didn't feel much different with my panniers on. And one of my favorite parts of the whole ride was simplfying your life down to just what will fit on your bike. Mid way thru I sent 10 lbs of excess stuff. If I hadn't used it by that point I figured I didn't need it.
However Dan pulled a trailer and I know he said he was pulling about 90 lbs of gear, but he had more stuff than me just cause he had more space. But I deliberately did not want more space and just kept it to two rear panniers.
BTW thanks for looking at the pictures, I just looked at them again tonight and its like wow that was so awesome.
PS I just looked at the bikes again and I can see why you would think that. This picture was the first day coming to Lake Cresent. The sign warns that the next 12 miles are very dangerous. But give us a few more days into the trip and we had got rid of alot.
Thats Jake and Dan, two of the funniest guys you will ever meet. The other guy in the background is Dans dad , he wasn't in the physical shape he should have been, but he got that way in a hurry..
Last edited by mntbikedude; 08-28-04 at 10:11 PM.