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Old 06-30-14, 04:53 PM
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Accustomed to life on the road

Hello from Istanbul,

I a rather new to the forum but have been on tour now for over a year. I am riding a vintage mountain bike, that was not designed for any specific purpose and I am told by many mechanics that my brooks saddle is probably more valuable than my frame. This tour is a pilgrimage, I am carrying my late fathers remains to his home town in southern China. But this trip is more than just a dedication to the man who took me around the world as a child, and inspired me to go outside my comfort zones, but a spiritual journey. A search for my true self. I have experimented with many different setups on past tours as well as on this one. I have always focused on comfort and durability and have lots of experience with choosing components that will last and be easy to overhaul. I hope to bring insight and information to other members of the forum and recommend great places to tour around the globe. Below is a picture of my beautiful world traveler Gabriela, a 1997 Gary Fisher Tassajara. -Julian Last trip with Baba | A 20,000 km bicycle tour returning my fathers ashes to China

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Old 07-01-14, 09:48 AM
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Welcome to BF and congratulations/good luck on what sounds like the bicycle tour of a lifetime (or ten lifetimes)!
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Old 07-01-14, 12:37 PM
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Thanks Lacumo! This trip has been the best time of my life, and at times feel like there might not be enough roads in the world to ride!
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