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Old 01-05-09, 02:54 AM   #1
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Some snaps from a central CA adventure...

Just a short tour..nothing epic, but thought you guys would dig the pics. I'm a photographer and I try to tour whenever I have some free time (my new year's resolution is to do a mini one once a month in 2009).

In this trip, my gf and I rode north from SB to SLO, via some smaller secondary roads.


Check out the slideshow here and my touring blog.

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Old 01-05-09, 08:23 AM   #2
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Great photos Russ, I really like your work. I didn't realize you were the Epicurean Cyclist as well (I've seen your other blog as well, but had no idea you wrote both.)
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Old 01-05-09, 10:13 AM   #3
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ah great photo's really enjoyed them,tell me this i have the same set up as yourself ,as in rear ortlieb bike packer plus panniers and carradice camper s/bag. ultimate barbag.what way do you find is best to pack your panniers ,(what goes where) have you a packing list.also does the bike handle the load ok.thanks again .
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nice photos
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Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Packing

Handlebar Bag (Ostrich)
-canon g10, maps, 2 pairs of gloves, cycling cap, ear warmers, journal, pen, phone, ipod, rain cover, snickers, sweettarts, head lamp, tickets, bikeburrito with tools

Camper Longflap
Left Pocket - more tools, coffee mug on strap
Right Pocket - KKanteen, coffee filter holder on strap
Inside - pots, pans, stoves, sporks, steel tin of cheese and sausage, straps
Tied to outside - Jacket and Campmor rain cape

Left Ortlieb
-clothes, 3 wool shirts, 3 biking shorts, wool tights, patagonia fleece, toiletries, wool sweater, socks, waterproof socks

Right Ortlieb
-down sleeping bag in compression sack, REI sleeping pad, down jacket compressed
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xcapekey your a true gentleman the exact advice i needed,thank you very much. cheers anto.
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Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the slide show very much. Would it be possible for you to share your route? I live near Morro Bay and this would be an easy ride for me to get to. It looks beautiful! Did you camp? I assume you did, or you wouldn't have been carrying all that stuff. Where did you camp? Any information you could share would be appreciated.

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very nice images - i like your composition and focal length choices. Really enjoyable to look through the whole set.
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As a trucker, running fresh produce from the apple country in Washington State to California every week, I enjoyed going into the back country down there to pick up the back haul of lemons, oranges, and just about every other growing thing there is. California is a visually stunning geographical area, with many different looks for the tourer. Some of it reminds me of Tuscany.

Nice pics.
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Not to hijack the thread but how do you like the g10 for touring? im much of a novice photographer (took a couple of college courses) but am looking for a quality digital camera for touring/general photo taking. I have some film SLRs and as much as I would like a digi SLR, I'm not sure I want to deal with the bulk of lenses while touring. on the surface the G10 seems like a good compromise but I wanted a photographer/tourer's opinion..thanks!

wonderful pictures by the way!
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Old 01-10-09, 07:59 PM   #12
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Great photos and a beautiful area of the country! Next best thing to being there. Very inspiring.

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