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Old 06-10-06, 09:25 AM   #476
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Wow, you got enough stuff, Thul? Did you forget your spar tubes? D'oh!
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Old 06-10-06, 10:13 AM   #477
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Wow, you got enough stuff, Thul? Did you forget your spar tubes? D'oh!
Well, actually, I try to have some extra room in my luggage for carrying extra food to campgrounds or whatever. The rear pans usually are only about half packed.
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Old 06-15-06, 01:05 PM   #478
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Old 06-16-06, 02:00 AM   #479
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Everything ready for my coast to coast tour ... 5 days left


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Old 06-16-06, 02:59 AM   #480
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Rode this from Baltimore to Connecticut on my week off. Great time!
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Old 06-16-06, 09:35 AM   #481
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Everything ready for my coast to coast tour ... 5 days left


Godspeed. Are you gonna keep a travelogue?
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Old 06-16-06, 07:47 PM   #482
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Godspeed. Are you gonna keep a travelogue?

I should but i dont like to write and i dont realy want to lose time in cyber-café to update the journal. I'll see on the road if i take the time to do it. At worst the journal will only contain pictures.

i went in many cyber-café in quebec and they cost up to 15$ per hour ... and 15$ is my dally budget for the whole tour

I have 3 journals on crasyguyonabike , only one that is published. ( the 2 not yet published are the C2C and a tour i was supposed to do last week )

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/sdd

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Old 06-25-06, 04:46 AM   #483
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This is the bike I'm taking on my first, 5 week tour in queensland australia starting in cairns and then heading down to brisbane.
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Old 06-26-06, 05:26 AM   #484
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Some pictures of my Thorn Raven and a friend´s Cannondale Optimo...
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Old 06-26-06, 02:43 PM   #485
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This is my wifes Trek 7.2FX WSD on her first tour from Holland to Spain.
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Old 06-26-06, 03:06 PM   #486
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loaded with skis for some rightous "Cross sport" touring over the fathers' day weekend. Boots on top of front panniers.
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Old 06-26-06, 09:19 PM   #487
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My Soma and my wife's LHT. We like them.
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Old 07-01-06, 08:05 PM   #488
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Old 07-08-06, 09:37 PM   #489
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That's a nice looking rig Richard. That's one thing I like about MTB conversions... they have the look......
My stumpjumper conversion will be finished this Thursday, except for the racks which are causing me some grief.... but I'll get some pics of her up on Thursday in the "almost ready to tour" form...
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I am leaning toward using my Specialized Hard Rock for the road, as is it is my town bike.
I have a luggage rack and a 4000000lb Schwinn Trailer.
If any body feels like yaking about MTB conversions I will listen, thank you, and thank you all for the great writs and pics.
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Old 07-09-06, 01:02 AM   #490
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The following photo was taken on my recent four-week tour from Switzerland to Sweden.

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Old 07-09-06, 12:46 PM   #491
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loaded with skis for some rightous "Cross sport" touring over the fathers' day weekend. Boots on top of front panniers.
Is that a bottle holder on your front rack?
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Old 07-10-06, 07:50 AM   #492
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I'm getting ready for my first tour, about 1200km planned, ((in Finland)from Vaasa to Turku, around the Turku archipelago and back).

Cheap crappy hybrid that got a good looking over and some cheap racks and bags. Might not be good but it will have to to for this short tour.

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Old 07-10-06, 08:16 AM   #493
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I'm getting ready for my first tour, about 1200km planned, ((in Finland)from Vaasa to Turku, around the Turku archipelago and back).

Cheap crappy hybrid that got a good looking over and some cheap racks and bags. Might not be good but it will have to to for this short tour.
I don't know if that such a short tour, 1200km, it depends what you compare to. In my eyes it is a pretty long tour :-)

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Old 07-12-06, 10:28 PM   #494
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Another of mine...

We have standard touring bikes but these are what we took to Switzerland for 27 days...





115 pounds up and down the alps. Laptop, back up hard drive, Nikon DSLR, 3,900 photos in RAW format.

Of course, if you want to see expedition loaded touring bike photos, you've got to see Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery High quality images from around the world and links from the people that own the bikes. Over 80 images at the time of this posting. My return gift to the touring world.

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Old 07-12-06, 11:47 PM   #495
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Just back from a 2 week tour. Here's my Cannondale T2000 with Arkel panniers:




And here is my wife's T2000 with Jandd panniers:



Can you tell there's a slight size disparity between the two of us?
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Old 07-15-06, 04:15 PM   #496
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just came back from a 6 day camping trip around vancouver island and the sunshine coast. here are our loaded bikes.

This is my husband & his loaded down old Nishiki road bike resting on Qualicum Beach. He's building a LHT but he's not finished with it yet. Note the Spongy Wonder seat! He is a firm believer in light touring and really liked having front panniers with the tent, thermarest & sleeping bag on the back rack. We've got our towels drying over our bags on the back rack.


Here I am with my Trek 520. Just 2 rear panniers and my sleeping bag and big agnes sleep pad on the back rack.
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Old 07-17-06, 04:32 AM   #497
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We have standard touring bikes but these are what we took to Switzerland for 27 days...
I live in Switzerland and the cycling here is great! I just got back from a six day tour along the #9 "Seen-Route" or "Lakes Route". Just spectacular! I'm curious where you rode for 27 days. Did you happen to pass through St. Gallen?

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Old 07-29-06, 06:46 PM   #498
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Pictures of my bike from my 7/23/2006 trip from Fort Collins, CO to Colorado Springs, CO. Equipment consisted of Sleeping Bag, Tent, Water, Clothing, Food, Spare Tubes and Tires, and a few tools.
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Old 07-30-06, 09:35 AM   #499
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Looking at the Irish Sea in County Down south of Kilkeel.

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Old 08-04-06, 09:10 AM   #500
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Here is mine - a Burley Hudson with Ortlieb Panniers

Burley Hudson with Ortlieb Panniers. If you look carefully, you can see me in the reflection in the window
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