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Old 08-28-05, 01:00 PM   #276
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Actually, I've found well balanced front pans actually enhance "handling".

I have too.
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Old 08-29-05, 09:51 AM   #277
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Here's my Rivendell Atlantis, all loaded up and ready for a tour of Prince Edward Island next week.
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Old 09-07-05, 08:50 PM   #278
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Mmmmm, I can smell the cow manure from here....
Come to Western Mass, and Smell our Dairy Air.
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Old 09-07-05, 08:53 PM   #279
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Actually, I've found well balanced front pans actually enhance "handling".

I have too.
It's funny... after a tour, when I strip the racks/bags of my bike I HATE the way it feels.
There's something about a well packed up rig that just exudes stability and self-reliance.
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Old 09-07-05, 11:00 PM   #280
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Check out our rigs - pictures at the Monashee summit in the Kottenays of BC ... www.aye1.com/adv/loaded.html
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Old 09-11-05, 01:24 AM   #281
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Lucy in the Daisies. Banff National Park
A well-deserved break for my 1988 Trek 8000.
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I went for a quick overnight to Erving State forest on Friday - for those who are waiting for 2 weeks off, tours don't have to be that long! Just get out there!

All packed up:




My Friday lunch stop:




Somewhere near Shutesbury:




Setting up camp:




A walk to the lake at sunset:




A veiw on the ride back home (Danial Shays Highway, around Pelham)
That bit of water is part of the Quabbin:


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Old 09-11-05, 06:21 AM   #283
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A veiw on the ride back home (Danial Shays Highway, around Pelham)
That bit of water is part of the Quabbin:


I used to work somewhere out in those trees on the peninsula, across from Pelham.
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I used to work somewhere out in those trees on the peninsula, across from Pelham.

Ohh ya? Enviro cop?
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Old 09-11-05, 07:02 AM   #285
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Ohh ya? Enviro cop?
At the radio telescope, on the site of Prescott Center. I was the only person on the peninsula all night. Wonderful place to work.
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Ya... I see from your profile.
Cool job.

So tell me... when are we gonna get smacked by a planet killer?
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Old 09-11-05, 10:29 AM   #287
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This is the only killer comet I want to see anytime soon:

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I hear ya on that one!
Sweet looking bike BTW.

So... do you spend most of your time observing and noting, or do you tangle with dark matter and singularities and all that funny looking math?

And just as an aside, what effect (if any) does the observer have on the observed (IYO)?
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Old 09-13-05, 05:42 AM   #289
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The rig I spent the summer on touring Europe - 10 weeks 10.000 km

Univega HT-LTD - fully LX equipped (hydraulic discs) and the Bob Yak Ann. Edition trailer



The picture is from southern Corsica

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Old 09-16-05, 08:56 AM   #290
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Here is one of me and my Surly Long Haul Trucker, I have some cheepo front bags untill I can afford the GT-54 Arkel's and move my 42's to the front. I also have updated the racks I have the Surly Nice Rack on the front and rear... They can hold anything, even a fat girl *yes I tested it* This picture was from the First day of RAGBRAI 2005.... The dead fox was complements of my Friend who decided to put them in my rear bags.
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Old 09-20-05, 01:04 AM   #291
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Nice set up, can you advise the brand of panniers & your findings on them to-date?
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Old 09-20-05, 03:45 AM   #292
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My first trip with my TREK 6700 taking me from Göteborg in Sweden to Oslo in Norway

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Old 09-21-05, 04:25 PM   #293
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New Freddy Fenders!

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Old 09-26-05, 09:36 PM   #294
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Well, I can't figure out how to put a photo in my message, but my loaded bike is pictured in my tour journal at:

http://dasinga.crazyguyonabike.com
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Old 09-27-05, 09:44 AM   #295
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My touring/city/offroad assault wonder.
Fully loaded, fixed gear.



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Old 09-27-05, 09:51 AM   #296
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Old 09-29-05, 05:55 AM   #297
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Wow, a BMW!
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Old 09-29-05, 03:58 PM   #298
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Yeah, nothing like having a couple of spares too!
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Yeah, nothing like having a couple of spares too!
for me is the perfect setting, I can go to British Columbia on my motorcycle take my two legged girlfriend with me and her bike, enjoy the trip and then ride the bicycles at the trails what we really like.

I can also lane split with the bikes on the motorbike (since I live in california) and get everywere in no time with out really dealing with traffic jams and thinks like that, plus I don't need to chose in between two things i like to do very much, actually many times I do one of them so i can do the other one.

to complete I manage to never learn how to drive (at age 43) a car, so i think i'm not doing so bad.
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Meet my beautiful Mariko san just back from a day trip. She is a '05 Fuji World - her fine Reynolds 853 steel frame, carbon fiber touring fork, Deore XT components, Conti TT2000 700x32c tires and Brooks B17 Champion Special saddle make riding this lucious babe a pure joy. The Freddy Fenders keep the rain from marring her beauty, though she likes to relax with her Carradice Barley for day trips, saving her Arkels for long trips to Texas where she taunts the President's MTB mercilessly. 'Hey lil feller, if you can catch me, you can have me'. As if!

Don't figure I'll be writing marketing copy for Fuji anytime soon.
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