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Old 06-01-20, 07:58 AM
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Took the old 912 on a nice trip

About 57 miles each way and a lovely overnight.




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Excellent! Really nice touring setup you've got there.

How's the handling when you front load like that?
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those Brooks panniers are beasts! Looks like it was good weather
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Excellent! Really nice touring setup you've got there.

How's the handling when you front load like that?
almost unbelievably good. The trail must be low or i got lucky or something. Only issues were headwinds out and headwinds back. If i had kept going northwest it would have been amazing the second day.
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those Brooks panniers are beasts! Looks like it was good weather
yeah i could probably go with something smaller but i like putting tent and sleeping bag inside them.
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almost unbelievably good. The trail must be low or i got lucky or something. Only issues were headwinds out and headwinds back. If i had kept going northwest it would have been amazing the second day.
Nice. I'm remembering Dfrost on last year's Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley commenting pretty much the same as you on his front loaded 912. Sidewinds buffeted his front end around a bit, but otherwise handling was fine.



I'm finding myself going back to the BF threads of tours past often and longingly lately. Your S24O has me thinking. By oneself, it's pretty easy to socially distance. I'm thinking 2-3 people riding together could manage that as well, and I'm actively thinking of doing just that sometime this summer.
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Looks like a nice trip, 52telecaster .

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Nice. I'm remembering Dfrost on last year's Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley commenting pretty much the same as you on his front loaded 912. Sidewinds buffeted his front end around a bit, but otherwise handling.
Thanks for that photo, gugie ! I didn’t have a good single bike shot, and never took one all loaded up.

And they were significant side winds, somewhere around 15+ mph judging by the dead air when we were headed downwind. They acted on the front panniers/sails to push the front end laterally, but never made it steer differently. Good work on your part, Mark, with the rerake and pannier location.
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yeah i could probably go with something smaller but i like putting tent and sleeping bag inside them.
Love it- thats my setup too.
I use rear bags on the front and a compression dry bag atop the rear rack. I too like the sleeping bag and tent in bags too, when possible.
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Love it- thats my setup too.
I use rear bags on the front and a compression dry bag atop the rear rack. I too like the sleeping bag and tent in bags too, when possible.
keeps em drier.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Nice. I'm remembering Dfrost on last year's Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley commenting pretty much the same as you on his front loaded 912. Sidewinds buffeted his front end around a bit, but otherwise handling was fine.



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this is my second overnighter in 2 weeks. Gf and i are going to mesa verde soon. Will probably do several later.
Honestly, if i had known how great 38s and a front load are i might never have bought my bob jackson. Im building wheels for an old falcon next and i took another frame to work and straightened it today. You must be inspiring me.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
this is my second overnighter in 2 weeks. Gf and i are going to mesa verde soon. Will probably do several later.
Honestly, if i had known how great 38s and a front load are i might never have bought my bob jackson. Im building wheels for an old falcon next and i took another frame to work and straightened it today. You must be inspiring me.
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Nice!! Looks like a great ride. Thanks for the photos
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