Here's my beautiful bike! We leave in a month on our 10,000 mile ride to rio! check it out at ridetorio.com
- Surly Nice front and Rear Racks
- Ortlieb Classic Front and Rear Panniers
- Ortlieb Plus Handlebar Bag
- Ortlieb Map Case
- 3 Water Bottle Cages
- Avenir Excursion Rack-Top Bag
- iOttie One-Touch Bike Mount Holder
- Garmin GPS Mount
- MKS Sylvan Touring Pedal Double Sided
- Delta Bicycle Strapless Toe Clips
- Voltaic Fuse Solar Charger (front)
- Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Charger (rear)
- Continental Travel Contact Tires
- Bushwhacker Tahoe Bike Crossbar Bag
- Kikkerland FL18 Flasher Bike Lights, 2-Set
What a beautiful organized bicycle touring set-up... one for the magazine covers!
Again, in all the years commuting with these bags, I never bothered as it is a bit slower to do up and to loosen to get stuff out and put in, so I either just bent the tops up and clicked them to each other after rolling, or even just rolled and attached the top middle strap thing (especially if not raining)
hope that it clear (ish)
"There's going to be a MUP throw-down."
"There's going to be a MUP throw-down."
2009 Surly LHT
Racktime bag set.
Outdoor Research compression drybag on front rack holds sleeping bag.
Regarding honesty and integrity.... Eagles may soar on the winds, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
1991 Eddy Merckx Titanium AX '06 Record 10S
2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
1973 Legnano Nuovo Record
And a ghetto-fab Cargo trailer made from a Harbor Freight wood cart.
Here's my Giant X-1500 on my last trip around Saaremaa and Muhu islands (Estonia). Ortlieb bike packer classics on the rear rack and 2 sleepingpads on the front rack. Since i wasn' t travelling alone (we were 2), i didn' t need the front panniers and didnt need to carry a tent on my bike, but on short solo trips it would be on the front rack where the second sleeping pad sits in the picture.
Last edited by LynxTheWizard; 09-03-12 at 10:05 AM.
Here's my Surly LHT out for it's maiden voyage ride. Ortlieb bikepacker bags in the back, frontroller plus in the front, and matching handlebar bag. Garmin GPSmap 62s, a honey B17 Champion Special, and a couple of bottle cages and that's it. Did about 150 miles on Saturday/Sunday and loved every one of 'em. Great bike and much thanks to great advice and discussion from these forums over the years.
Here is a picture of my bike from my latest long (not so long ) ride to my hometown (actually village )
Kona Smoke 26" ( a gift from my friend)
I didn't have a full couple of front pannier, so i just mount sleeping bags + rain coat at front rack
Palo alto to Sausalito short Tour- 81 miles with Caltrain
Today I started at 5am and left for my journey to sausalito, I packed a gallon of water, a lock, a big ziplock bag of powerbars and cliffbars(yummy). I rode my usual route up to the SFO airport in millbrae , that was the easy part. I GPS a route around the airport using my iphone but it took some time to plan it out. Once i got pass the 101 highway i had to navigate through some industrial areas, but after that i hit 3rd street, this is pretty high stress area to ride a bike and watch out for cars and climb a good degree of hill at the same time. Once down 3rd street I finally got to King street and it was smooth sailing to the Embarcadero with the piers, i saw a new flea market area that opened up , large amounts of people cluttering up the side walks waiting for food of some kind. With patience and skill riding i made it to the Golden Gate bridge where it was very foggy, so foggy i couldn't see more than 20 ft ahead. over the bridge and down the hill in to Sausalito i went and got to the end of the sausalito-Mill Valley trail in Mill valley. With a nice bathroom break and snacks/water, i rode back up the hill(pretty steep and curvy) and over the Golden Gate bridge and around a few hundred of zombie walking people i reached the Caltrain and got home.
2013 Felt 960 29er MTB. 1,368.4 miles
2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0. 1,076.7 miles