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Old 11-19-13, 09:18 AM   #3226
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Old 11-20-13, 05:38 AM   #3227
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Went touring this weekend on my single speed 1985 Trek 420. 44x18 gearing worked out to be perfect for the trip...Florida, so the only real hills were a couple of steep bridges, though we did get into some rolling hills about 50 miles out so that was a lot of fun. I'll upload a better pic once I sort through my camera, here's a cell phone pic for now.


I got to use my Topeak Bikamper tent too which works well as long as the weather stays above 40 degrees or so
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Old 11-25-13, 04:55 AM   #3228
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I forgot to share this months back in August!

I did my first century over a route I've done twice over two days. 228km in just under 12 hours. I went for a light bike packing, bivvy set up with no stove. Gotta love sandwiches for tea!





More snaps to be found on my blog, amongst my other adventures, here!
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Old 11-25-13, 01:12 PM   #3229
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Touring rig for warm weather

My rig on coastal Maui, August 2013. It was tropical weather and plenty of places to buy food, so I packed light. I have an ultralight tent and camping gear that I can fit into one of the panniers.

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Old 12-09-13, 02:09 PM   #3230
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Here is Mack the trucker on my tour of the Old West Scenic Bikeway Sept 2013 great bike and a great route.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:05 PM   #3231
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Still working on 'er.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:08 PM   #3232
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Still working on 'er.
Gorgeous! Really like the black and yellow! What size tyres do you have on her?
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Old 12-10-13, 12:18 PM   #3233
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Thanks! They're 700x43 'cross tires. I'm digging the traction, but with 70psi I'm not sold on the roughness. Fast on pavement, too stiff on the trail. Need something with a bit more cush-factor.
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Old 12-12-13, 01:09 AM   #3234
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Here's mine.
Reid Hybrid, with DIY panniers.
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Old 12-12-13, 05:32 AM   #3235
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Reid Hybrid, with DIY panniers.
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Old 12-15-13, 10:12 PM   #3236
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Still working on 'er.
Awesome....Love it!
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Old 12-17-13, 11:56 AM   #3237
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Really cool setup for a MTB! I love the drops on the Ogre
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Old 12-18-13, 03:21 AM   #3238
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My Salsa in Ohiopyle on the Allegheny Passage
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Old 12-19-13, 11:37 PM   #3239
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Ready for some Bikepacking... Road Style!
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Old 12-20-13, 09:44 PM   #3240
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My Salsa in Ohiopyle on the Allegheny Passage
Beautiful Vaya!
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Old 12-21-13, 11:52 AM   #3241
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My Salsa in Ohiopyle on the Allegheny Passage
Very nice set-up. I like your fenders. Can you tell me who makes these?
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Old 12-26-13, 07:26 AM   #3242
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Thanks! They're 700x43 'cross tires. I'm digging the traction, but with 70psi I'm not sold on the roughness. Fast on pavement, too stiff on the trail. Need something with a bit more cush-factor.
70psi is a lot for 43mm tires, have you tried lower pressures for the front?
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Old 12-26-13, 05:30 PM   #3243
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Mike, This is such a cool set-up right here. Adventure waiting to happen!
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Old 12-26-13, 06:07 PM   #3244
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I really like this Terry. I also like the drops with bar end shifters. I got my Ogre last summer and have its first loaded trip getting planned for a combo of the Prairie Spirit Trail in Kansas and the Katy in MO next summer. I went with the stock tires that came with Ogre and it is a nice ride of forest service dirt roads, a little spongy on the pavement when I use it for my commute but a fun ride either way. I'll post a pic when I get it loaded up. It will be a different feel thatn my LHT loaded I am sure! Good touch with the Yellow bar tape to match your panniers
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Old 12-27-13, 08:33 AM   #3245
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Previously used a lot, but now I use only the necessary:


saddlebag pannier 13 liters
backpack black 20 liters + tent iglu




www.joaozinhomenininho.blogspot.com

if someone is coming to World Cup Brazil let me know!
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Old 12-28-13, 06:44 PM   #3246
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Very nice set-up. I like your fenders. Can you tell me who makes these?
Sorry but I just saw this. The fenders are Planet Bike. They couldn't take much bigger tires than the 700x37 WTB pictured. I just picked up SKS 50 Longboards that should work with the Conti 42s I plan to use this year
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Old 01-01-14, 08:03 PM   #3247
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somewhere in eastern washington from a few years back. 6 tours so far. been a great bike.

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Old 01-04-14, 01:01 AM   #3248
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Well just to give you guys and gals a good laugh...

Here's my first "touring" bike





I ran that cheap bike all over Florida. I've camped, toured, and had an absolute blast on that stupid bike. I was pretty inspired by Fred Birchmore and decided to 'just do it'. Well, I did it. After a couple years, it prompted me to buy this bike:



And that's the bike I'm riding today (Novara Safari). I'll definitely take the easier route from now on, but don't let anyone tell you that you need a touring bike to tour. Just a bike and the ability to keep pedaling.

Although.....

THIS was a common occurrence on the old bike:



That's me sadly approaching an old railroad bridge near the end of the Withlacoochie bike trail in Florida knowing full well it'll be a long walk up.

It might not have been ideal, but nobody had more fun than I did!
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Old 01-05-14, 02:02 PM   #3249
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The Trip That Ended Prematurely


'92 Specialized Hardrock
W/ a B.O.B. Yak

Gear
(Not using full racks and panniers, (un)coupled with the ease of dropping the trailer, made for a few impromptu single-track shreds.

Granite City, Illinois


Litchfield, Illinois

Columbus, Ohio

Gambier, Ohio


Howard, Ohio

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

I took quite a few pics on this tour.....
Not many of them included my ride.
Next time.
Definitely.
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Old 01-11-14, 06:24 AM   #3250
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Hi all,

Here is my loaded Jamis Aurora Elite (2013) on the german roads last summer:

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