Here's my partially loaded rig. I usually train with the small panniers on, and added the handlebar bag today for convenience. This shot is on the Hermosa Beach Pier in Southern California.
This rig isn't loaded, but I thought you folks might find it interesting. This bike caught my eye, and I stopped to admire it and talk to the owner for a bit. His name is Barry, and he just built this bike about three months ago. It's a Bike Nashbar frame built up with some decent components, including Bullseye hubs. One of the things that caught my eye was the "name" of the bike on the downtube: Frame. He said that the frame came without any identifying decals, so he applied all these himself.
Rip Van Winkle went to sleep for twenty years, and when he woke up, all the bicycles had changed!
Santana Tandem, Cannondale racing bike, Centurion Super LeMans, Bianchi Limited, Nishiki International, Diamondback Ascent, CW Racing MTB, Schwinn Traveller, Union Flyer St. Croix, American Eagle Tourist 10, 2 Dahon folders, Equinox trailer
Here is my Rig loaded up for it's first shake-down trip (100 mile- 2 day trip on the C&O Canal)
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Edit: actually, I have been back more recently. I forgot that my wife and I traveled overseas a few years ago and had a layover of one night in LA on the way home. We went for a long walk (we really had no idea where we were exactly, we just wanted to see the ocean), and lo and behold, there was a Hermosa Beach city limits sign. We kept on walking toward the ocean, and ended up on the pier. I remember it being such a LONG walk, and we were so jet-lagged, we took a cab back to the motel!
Sorry to ramble, but wow, Hermosa Beach does bring back memories for me-
My wife and I have (finally) received our new RANS bikes. Here's mine:
Her name is Roma and here are her specs: RANS Stratus XP, RANS Chopper handlebars, Windwrap fairing, RANS Mesh seat (with water bottle racks), Arkel RT-40 underseat panniers, Ortlieb Backroller panniers, RANS Streamline Tailpack, RANS rack, Easy Reacher underseat rack, Garmin 705 bike computer, Airzound horn, Dinotte 200L headlight, 120L amber light, 120L taillight, Mirrycle mirrors, Schwalbe Marathon XR 1.6 tyres, Velocity Cliffhanger wheelset, Freddy Fenders, Avid BB5 rear discs, SRAM X9
About your new RANS.
1976 Scwinn Suburban
Here is a photo of my now sold off-road tourer, a Giant Boulder SE mountain bike.
It has been replaced by a Giant XTC 2 mountain bike and BOB trailer.
This is my Miyata 618. We were on Highway 32 in Down East Maine. The dry bag carries my tent. The Barbie is the maiden head who turns heads.
I Love this bike. I'm in the process of building up another Miyata, this one a One Thousand.
depends on the route, the tour, terrain, duration, etc...
all variations thereof
My cheap tourist playing before twilight
X-mas Eve 2008 6000 feet.
A little warmer and happier. 5500 feet
Prescott National Forest AZ state route 89 three day tour
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This is from my tour this past summer from Jacksonville FL to San Francisco. Took me and my buddies just under 2 months, a total of 4,500 miles. We stayed in 1 hotel the entire time, and never once had to paid for where we slept.
This is my friend's bike when we were in Nevada:
This is my bike somewhere in Colorado, which was the first frame I ever built:
This is us crossing Nevada by night under the moon:
nevada by night.jpg
Man, I want to do this again.
Last edited by calikid2006; 12-26-08 at 11:38 PM.
hopefully i will have some loaded pics soon. im hoping to go on a tour over spring break. but ya this bike is probably my most prized possession.
they're just natural feelings like, walking off, to ride my bike
here's my ride Sorry not very large
These are from my solo 5600 mi. DC -> SF tour this summer.
Last edited by waxy; 12-28-08 at 10:17 PM.
Is that on the SF coast?
Its near Astoria, OR where I hit the coast.
Here we are, Olive and I, on last year's Vancouver Island/Sunshine Coast loop
I gave away my old Trek 520 to my friend Josh and he rode it through France last year, here are some pics!