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Old 05-10-14, 07:46 AM   #3326
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Very beautiful panniers. Clearly you're very talented. I do have a question. What type of material are you using? Are they water resistant or even waterproof?
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Old 05-10-14, 08:07 AM   #3327
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Here are a few photos of my rig. I am a bag maker, and the photos were taken right after I finished the new bags. I will be riding this bike from San Fransisco to Boston via Seattle this summer. Wish me luck!

Good looking Ogre,bags look sweet! Wishing you safe (and FUN) journeys,my friend! If you should happen to swing through eastern TN (probably not,given your more northern planned rte,but...),give me a hollar for a warm shower,place to pitch your tent and a hot meal
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Old 05-10-14, 10:12 PM   #3328
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My backpack loaded (30lbs) up with everything I'd for a long distance backpacking trip rides in the trailer (35lbs) with the pup (65lbs). Basic tools/lock/tubes/everything I usually carry commuting is in the seat-pack and handlebar bag on the bike.

Took the rig on its maiden overnight trip the other day. 40 miles to the park, stashed the bike in the woods, hiked and camped, and rode 45 miles back the next day. It was surprisingly easy to pull the extra 130ish pounds using lower gears and spinning but I was absolutely beat by the time I got home.
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Old 05-11-14, 10:43 AM   #3329
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My backpack loaded (30lbs) up with everything I'd for a long distance backpacking trip rides in the trailer (35lbs) with the pup (65lbs). Basic tools/lock/tubes/everything I usually carry commuting is in the seat-pack and handlebar bag on the bike.

Took the rig on its maiden overnight trip the other day. 40 miles to the park, stashed the bike in the woods, hiked and camped, and rode 45 miles back the next day. It was surprisingly easy to pull the extra 130ish pounds using lower gears and spinning but I was absolutely beat by the time I got home.
Pretty cool!

Someone needs to invent a way to make a dog a stoker.
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Pretty cool!

Someone needs to invent a way to make a dog a stoker.


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Old 05-11-14, 11:37 AM   #3331
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chuckle, this and the mini-camp trailer to pull behind your bike only need some good marketing and they'll both take off!

(kinda like this methinks--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMhdksPFhCM )
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Old 05-11-14, 02:03 PM   #3332
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Well, there you go. Just goes to show you; if you can dream it, someone has probably done it.
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Old 05-11-14, 04:02 PM   #3333
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Cool, but even if something like that made sense for a long trip, I'm looking to take it easy on the pup.

I'm building up the bike so that my pup and I can finish our hike on the AT. We left a couple years back from Springer Mt. GA and made it a little past half way before the pup said he had enough and we headed home. The plan is to ride from FL to Waynesboro, VA, following the general path of the AT (Six Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc) then paddle the Shenandoah River to Harpers Ferry, WV where we will pick up the AT and hike to Maine.

I don't know how far the pup will be able to hike this time, but I'm prepared to leave him with friends while I finish the hike if he cant make it. I want to at least take him on a nice long adventure if and before he gets left behind.
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Cool, but even if something like that made sense for a long trip, I'm looking to take it easy on the pup.

I'm building up the bike so that my pup and I can finish our hike on the AT. We left a couple years back from Springer Mt. GA and made it a little past half way before the pup said he had enough and we headed home. The plan is to ride from FL to Waynesboro, VA, following the general path of the AT (Six Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc) then paddle the Shenandoah River to Harpers Ferry, WV where we will pick up the AT and hike to Maine.

I don't know how far the pup will be able to hike this time, but I'm prepared to leave him with friends while I finish the hike if he cant make it. I want to at least take him on a nice long adventure if and before he gets left behind.
We were really just joking about the poochmobile.

Why wouldn't your pup be able to make the hike?
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We were really just joking about the poochmobile.

Why wouldn't your pup be able to make the hike?
2200 miles through the mountains is hard on even the toughest.
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Old 05-16-14, 11:45 PM   #3336
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Old 05-19-14, 01:58 PM   #3337
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Here's my Motobecane Tean Fly titanium mt. bike/bikepacking/touring bike.

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Old 05-19-14, 02:18 PM   #3338
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Old 05-19-14, 03:02 PM   #3339
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This is my new LHT on an overnight credit card tour. Sure handles nice without the weight of the camping gear.

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Old 05-21-14, 09:51 PM   #3340
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All loaded up for a few days solo (may or may not just do a rail trail). Leaving tomorrow,back whenever (thinking 2-5 days)
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Here's a picture of my loaded bike. I was doing trial runs around Winnipeg before I go on my tour in 10 days. I opted not to take the BOB Yak trailer.

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Just before packing it all up in the box
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Where are you off to?
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Where are you off to?
just mentioned it on the previous page, Inuvik Canada, and all the way to the bottom of South America

I leave tomorrow!
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Old 06-05-14, 05:29 PM   #3346
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Ghazmh: how do you like those blackburn pannier bags? what's the size on those and are they waterproof?
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The front panniers are 30-yr-old Cannondale bags that I retrofitted with Lone Peak mounting hooks and bungee. I always liked the functionality of the bags but never cared for the original mounting system. The Lone Peak mounting system works great and was easy to retrofit. The details are on my tumblr.

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Old 06-14-14, 08:26 PM   #3349
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Here's my Trek 520 loaded up for a week of riding and camping in SW Ohio. I rode from my home in Cincinnati up to the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, OH. That's a really cool place!

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