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Old 08-06-12, 03:46 AM   #2726
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Here is my Kellys touring bike fully loaded for a 700km / 6 days tour from Bratislava (Slovakia) to Zadar (Croatia)



The panniers are Sport Arsenal - a Czech brand, they are cheap. The rear ones are waterproof, the front are not, so I packed my clothes and sleeping bag in the waterproof ones, and the rest (chargers, repair tools, food, raingear) in the front.

The frame is a basic Aluminum, the front fork is steel Kona with lowrider mounts.
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Old 08-06-12, 06:30 AM   #2727
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here's my bike just before joining the cabot trail in nova scotia. we biked 300 miles over the 6 days.
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Old 08-06-12, 07:05 AM   #2728
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Here is my 98 Cannondale M300 loaded on our trip around Lake Konstance from Germany, through Switzerland, Austria, then home. About 1/4 of the gear on the bike wasn't mine, one of the guys that went with me didn't have enough racks for his gear so he was already wearing a backpack. But the tarps came in handy as we anticipated a lot of rain later in the day, it poured all night, and we had set the tarps up between all of our tents and partied all night long.

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Old 08-06-12, 10:27 PM   #2729
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Currently cycling from Oregon to Virginia. In South Dakota right now.
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Old 08-08-12, 06:18 AM   #2730
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Not my "rig", but this is one of the guys that's doing a tour with me on the GAP and C&O Towpath. he's been riding this rig to work for the past two weeks to "shakedown" the packs. It's a 1984 Ross Mount St. Helens. Almost completely original except for the tires and rear brake.

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Old 08-08-12, 06:17 PM   #2731
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here's my bike just before joining the cabot trail in nova scotia. we biked 300 miles over the 6 days.
Mmmm...
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Old 08-08-12, 09:37 PM   #2732
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Climbing to the 4025 m pass over the Tian Shan range, Xinjiang, western China.

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Old 08-09-12, 12:38 AM   #2733
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^^ Whoa, you're really out in the middle of nowhere! What was your route, where were you heading to/from? Looks spectacular!
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Old 08-09-12, 02:28 AM   #2734
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Going from Urumqi to Kuerleshi, not via the highway. Lovely route, but a tough ride. Urumqi is about 1000 m, and I climbed for three days to get to 4025 m, then down. Roads were ok, to rough, to very rough, to bolt shaking loose rough.

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Old 08-09-12, 08:10 AM   #2735
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Old 08-11-12, 10:55 AM   #2736
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Currently cycling from Oregon to Virginia. In South Dakota right now.
What racks are you using on that Vaya?
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Old 08-11-12, 06:35 PM   #2737
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North Shore of Lake Superior
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Old 08-12-12, 05:51 PM   #2738
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My 520 loaded for my trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks
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Old 08-13-12, 08:38 AM   #2739
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North Shore of Lake Superior
When and where was that taken? I was doing a short tour up hwy 61 from Two Harbors to around Grand Marais the weekend of Aug 4th.
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Old 08-13-12, 11:33 AM   #2740
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My 520 loaded for my trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks
How I miss Alaska. I'd move back in a heartbeat!
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Old 08-15-12, 07:21 AM   #2741
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Pic of my loaded rig on last weekend's tour of Kintyre, in Scotland.

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Old 08-15-12, 11:08 PM   #2742
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Heading out tomorrow for a 3 day fun trip. Just a shakedown of the new bike, and a getaway before school starts. The "panniers" are just USGI buttpacks, held on with zipties. The black bag holds my sleeping matt and a REI Flash 18 pack containing food and my sleeping bag. It's not as light a load as I'd like, but it's still not too bad. I could shave some weight by leaving my water filter, first aid kit, poncho, cold weather gear, alcohol stove/fuel, and some other misc stuff, but I kind of want a little comfort this trip.
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Old 08-17-12, 12:41 PM   #2743
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I Tour on weekends about 150 miles round trip this is what i use for one night stays, Tent,pad, clothes, food and cooking gear. works well.
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Old 08-19-12, 11:32 AM   #2744
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Not fully loaded, but plenty for the weekend.

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Old 08-19-12, 01:26 PM   #2745
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I Tour on weekends about 150 miles round trip this is what i use for one night stays, Tent,pad, clothes, food and cooking gear. works well.

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Old 08-20-12, 09:09 PM   #2746
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I did a little shakedown tour on the KATY Trail from Jefferson City to St. Charles prior to a Route 66 trip up to Chicago. I even managed to make it all the way back in a day. First century ride for me!
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Old 08-20-12, 11:07 PM   #2747
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I did a little shakedown tour on the KATY Trail from Jefferson City to St. Charles prior to a Route 66 trip up to Chicago. I even managed to make it all the way back in a day. First century ride for me!
At first I thought you meant there and back in a day!
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Old 08-21-12, 12:45 PM   #2748
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Melissa, Avenue (the dog), and I heading up Road to the Sun Highway. More images here: www.worldsbetweenlines.com or facebook.com/worldsbetweenlines
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Old 08-21-12, 12:46 PM   #2749
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Spencer and Diana who we passed while on the east side of Flathead Lake. More images and blog can be found here: www.worldsbetweenlines.com We are currently on our way to the west coast...one month in!
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Old 08-21-12, 05:23 PM   #2750
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Here's my Soma Saga, loaded up in Kansas on this summer's transamerica tour. Good Times!

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