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Old 09-09-12, 08:58 PM   #2776
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Here's my Surly LHT out for it's maiden voyage ride.

Beautiful pic. Redwoods NP? Looks like the perfect backdrop to a nice ride.
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Old 09-09-12, 09:03 PM   #2777
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Your wife must love you and trust you very much. Camping trips as honeymoons don't always work out so well.
But...on your honeymoon your "beloved" is your bike???
Heh. Ya got me. No no, it wasn't meant like that. Beloved, like an old, trustworthy friend I guess. And yeah, my lady is great! We made sure it wasn't going to be a suffer-fest from a touring distance perspective: 40-75 km/day, and we only camped two nights. The last full day was spent doing wine tours in Naramata; a great end to a great trip!
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Old 09-12-12, 08:03 PM   #2778
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My trusty 2007 Jamis Nova just below the Col d'Aubisque, France. July 2012.

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Old 09-13-12, 06:22 PM   #2780
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Just got back from a week of cruising the North Carolina coast on my LHT.



Photo from Ft Fisher with the mouth of the Cape Fear river in the background.
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Old 09-15-12, 03:30 PM   #2781
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Here's my new LHT on it's maiden voyage between Berlin and Prague last week. The place in the background is called Melnik .
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Old 09-15-12, 05:44 PM   #2782
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Shaking out the Salsa Vaya this morning in preparation for the GAP ride in a few weeks. The bags are Axiom. The front rack is a Salsa Down Under and the rear is the Salsa Wanderlust.





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Worlds Between Lines Tour Has Arrived in Seattle

Melissa, Avenue, and I have arrived in Seattle. Here are some of the shots of our loaded rigs along the way. Much more to come as we navigate down to Argentina. Our tour can be found here: http://worldsbetweenlines.com/

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Co-Motion Divide on recent tour in northern Montana.
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Old 09-26-12, 09:12 AM   #2787
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Old 09-30-12, 02:20 PM   #2788
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Day one of TransAm, day 28 at Alley Spring, MO, and last day of tour 78 days later.
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Old 09-30-12, 11:14 PM   #2789
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I took this around Ontario last summer (up from Toronto over Manitoulin Island, around Superior),
and it did ok. I used the trailer because the frame was too light for big panniers, if I do a long trip again I think I might just bite the bullet and get a heavier frame.

As you can see I have my entire life dangling from the handlebars, what can I say, it was 8am and I'd been in and out of the front pack all morning with the changing weather.

I also have two 4-6 litre water jugs on the rear panniers, I seem to need to carry a bath-tub's worth of liquid with me on some tours..
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Looks rock solid and well kitted out with good choices across the board in the fit for purpose vein.
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Old 10-02-12, 08:30 PM   #2791
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Here's my Bike Friday New World Tourist and my wife's Crusoe this summer on our trip from Portland to San Francisco.

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Old 10-03-12, 12:12 AM   #2792
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Cool pic, Jim. But I thought the Crusoe fork wouldn`t accept a rack? Did you have to do a work-around to mount it, or do I have that wrong?
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Old 10-05-12, 04:04 PM   #2793
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My Surly LHT. Typically I carry one less water bottle (solid 2lt of ice hidden in the blue tarp). Otherwise I carry a very heavy load, around 55kg. I built the bike myself, so there is no standard of parts or models. 4 months into a 2 years trip through South America. So far only punctures and a few dodgy bottle cages - everything else has worked fine. No broken spokes or cracked rims etc.
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FMJ, all the best with the rest of your trip. Are you writing up about it at all, CGOAB or something?
As someone who weighs about 62kg, I cant imagine lugging around 55 kilos. I admire you being able to, but still can't imagine it. The wheels must be very well made indeed if they are handling it all well.
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Old 10-08-12, 08:33 AM   #2795
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I took this around Ontario last summer ...
I would like to see this trailer thingy up close. Is it home made? Clever.
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Cool pic, Jim. But I thought the Crusoe fork wouldn`t accept a rack? Did you have to do a work-around to mount it, or do I have that wrong?
Thanks.

The rack mounts the same way as the NWT. The Crusoe fork actually fits the Bike Fridays folding rack better then the NWT since its more narrow. I think those brazeons are standard but I could be wrong since I specified it would be used for touring when I ordered it.
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Co-Motion Divide on recent tour in northern Montana.
Awesome bike!
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Old 10-09-12, 03:29 PM   #2798
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Hi DJB,

Thanks very much for your best wishes. I don't weigh much more, I barely tip the scale at 72kg and that was before I started the tour. Being my first tour, I suppose I was always going to be heavy until I learned what I could do without. I also no no different in terms of weight, so in some respects this is my 'norm'. Wheels were handmade in England for me (700cc, Rigida Sputnik rims, combination of Sapim Race and Strong spokes with Shimano LH hubs and a Shimano SLX 9 speed casette).

Other than writing a blog, I have not done much with the cycling detail. The cycling is really a means to an end for me - the main emphasis is birdwatching. I rarely cycle the 'usual north/route, so don't bump into many other cyclists. I had never heard of CGOAB until you mentioned it, but thanks for the info - looks very useful!
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My loaded disk trucker, from last weeks trip from Key largo to Key West and back
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Here is my mountain-bike-turned-touring-rig with all its bags and my sleeping gear.




Getting geared up for the GAP/C&O Trail ride over thanksgiving break.
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