Sounds like really nice tour, have a blog somewhere?
I might get/make a sign with something like, "Green All The Way!" or "I'm A Greeny," or something similar.
On tour in the Adirondacks this past summer on my LHT's first long distance haul. It worked beautifully.
Our trike tour up the east side of Vancouver Island. Took us 5days, Nanimo to Campbell River, then Quadra Is.. Cortez Is. then over to Lund by watertaxi. The route down the Sunshine Coast was beautiful, and the residents always helpful.....gotta go there again soon
Another trike tour went to the Icefields Parkway, between Lake Louise and Jasper. While being a short distance, we did it in 3 days, the scenery made up for distance. i'd love to go back there but for longer. Met 2 trikers from Austrailia
husband and wife team. Going to cross North America from Alaska on.
Here is my Surly Long Haul Trucker 08' 58cm pre-tour. Setting off on an 8,500 mile tour from South Korea to Portugal on March 1st. I think I've just got to add some cooking tools and that will be my entire rig.
Surly LHT 08', 58cm
Ortlieb Front Roller Classic Panniers
Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus Panniers
Topeak Modula XL 1.5L cages
Surly Nice Racks (front and rear)
Topeak Handlebar Bag
Topeak Road Morph Pump
Granite Gear Down Mummy Bag
Granite Gear Sleeping Mat
Kelty Quartz 1 Tent
My RANS which I used to use for touring:
And my new bike for touring:
The helmet was being taken to my parents so that my nieces and nephews could ride bikes while they were visiting.
Here are Pip (with Bob trailer) and James, Logo Recumbent Trikes proudly owned by my wife Joanne and I.
These shots were taken after we had picked up our food drop in Coldfoot Alaska as we made our way down the Dalton.
Thanks for the thread - lots of great pictures and inspiration!
Only the 2 shots and one I took of an early morning view. Good to hear from you and hope your expedition was a success....G'day
Impressive load there! Looks mighty comfy though. :)
How's the rear wheels and tires holding up?
Mike Melton touring bike
Attached are pictures of my "new" refurbished 1981 Mike Melton touring bike outfitted for light credit-card touring. Mike Melton is better known for designing and building the custom race bikes that the US Olympic Team used in 1984 and 1988. He went to work for Huffy for the Olympic effort. This frameset was probably built in South Carolina before he moved to Ohio.
According to the previous owner it is constructed of double butted Reynolds 531 tubing with Cinelli lugs and Campy long 1010 dropouts and was professional refinished using Spies Heckler paints and Melton Decals from CycleArt. Although it has 126mm horizontal drops, it easily accommodates a 130mm wheel built with a 36 hole 105 hub, 2.0 DT spokes and Synergy asymmetrical rear rim. The front wheel uses a 36 spoke Ultegra hub and Dyad rim, both wheels shod with Ruffy Tuffy 28mm tires. Fitting the SKS fenders was a challange and the rear still needs work. I started out with Tektro 538 standard reach brakes but had to substitute the Shimano long reach in the rear for clearance. Other key components are the Sugino R600 triple crank (50-36-24), XT rear der, 105 front der, Nitto stem, Nitto Noddle bars, vintage Campy headset and seat post, Tektro R200 levers, Nitto rack and Brooks B17 saddle.
The panniers are Arkel GT-18's which although normally are used up front, accommodate 2200 cu inches and are perfect for credit card touring. The handlebar bag is also Arkel and is mounted lower with the help of an intermediate 80mm stem. I'd like to find a 60 or 70 mm silver 1" stem to replace the black CODA if anyone has one for sale.
Sam in Cincy
@Sam, Gorgeous bike and great colour, I love it!
I have my Cross Check in somewhat of a touring mode. My kids and wife got me some goodies for Christmas that I have put on. The only thing I really need from this point is a set of Sport Packer Plus panniers with Tubus rack for the front. But I think I will ride it this way for a while
Do any of you see any weak points in my set-up? BTW, I do have a black Ortlieb rack pack that is not in the photos. What is the best way to put it on securely?
change nothing ,your set up is great.what gps is that you have do you find it good for touring.
Lincoln, you asked for opinions, mine is that weight on the front end is better located lower and closer to the head tube. Either with low riders and panniers or a front rack with panniers or gear on the rack. Just an opinion.
Thanks for sharing. Very nice bike.
i did a 400 mile trip this winter along the VA/NC boarder with bulky winter stuff and a zero degree bag. i only used mid sized rear panniers. i think they're axiom champlains. maybe 60 bucks for the panniers and 20 for the rear rack? i think the rack is an axiom journey. i have front panniers, and a low rider rack, but i cant imagine having to carry enough stuff to warrant using them on a tour.