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Old 12-21-17, 03:14 AM
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Well it is time for this old coot and his 10 pieces of excess luggage to head off to my most favorite place in the world. I have enough bikes, wheel sets, helmets, shoes,pumps and electronics to open me a shop. Why does one need so much fluff to travel and talk about not traveling lightly..HAH. Everyone have a very merry merry christmas and a happy and healthy 2018 ahead..

Did i forget to pack anything,,? HAH
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Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you too! Safe travels!
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Merry Christmas to you and your MEILENSTEIN wheels! It's just like you to have 5 identical suitcases. Enjoy your "winter", I'll think of you when I'm shoveling snow and my bike is collecting dust

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I like to think trekmogul is travelling by private jet.

Merry Christmas to all.
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American tourister luggage?

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American tourister luggage?

Smh

Yes I use my cheap beater luggage to travel even tho i have about 15 pieces of German Rimowa Luggage setting in my bike room. I do use my RIMOWA Carryons because they do not get beat up like checked luggage..
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Originally Posted by smarkinson View Post
I like to think trekmogul is travelling by private jet.

Merry Christmas to all.
No I am not and could not even possibly think of it..
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Have a safe trip, and enjoy the riding.
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American tourister luggage?

Smh
trivia ~ American Tourister is now being made into condos.

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LoL.

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Old 12-22-17, 12:20 AM
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been there (for work, a few moons ago). the only thing that makes the cycling even remotely possible is you really can't drive faster than 40mph. And would never dare think of biking in the middle of Colombo. egad.

It's a beautiful country, enjoy!
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been there (for work, a few moons ago). the only thing that makes the cycling even remotely possible is you really can't drive faster than 40mph. And would never dare think of biking in the middle of Colombo. egad.

It's a beautiful country, enjoy!

I have been going to Sri Lanka since 1976 when I was a young marine at the american embassy there. Yes I do ride pretty much all over the entire island and only on the early weekend mornings..I love the heat and humidity ..
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I have been going to Sri Lanka since 1976 when I was a young marine at the american embassy there. Yes I do ride pretty much all over the entire island and only on the early weekend mornings..I love the heat and humidity ..
I suppose you need to suck up some humidity after all that time in the desert drying out.

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I suppose you need to suck up some humidity after all that time in the desert drying out.

Safe riding!

Yes this is a much different climate then what i had while in DUBAI, UAE..I prefer this sticky/muggy heat myself and no place like it but in SRI LANKA.. MERRY CHRISTMAS ..!
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Enjoy the trip and don’t forget to post pics.
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Shouldn't the computer mount be on the other side of the stem? That would drive me absolutely bonkers with it sitting so offset like that.
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Shouldn't the computer mount be on the other side of the stem? That would drive me absolutely bonkers with it sitting so offset like that.

I have it offset due to my lupine light switch on top of liupine light that is centered . Does not really bother me as I have always set it up this for for years..
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The closest I've been is to Chennai, and I wouldn't think of riding a bike there. I was scared enough just standing on the side of the road waiting for my ride.
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The closest I've been is to Chennai, and I wouldn't think of riding a bike there. I was scared enough just standing on the side of the road waiting for my ride.

Yes it is pretty WILD to say the least..
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As I pack my outrageous amount of luggage into the van and head off to the airport in DETROIT, I am about to witness about a 100 degree swing in temperature from a -11F here in Ohio to 95F in Sri Lanka..! My flight can not arrive soon enough. Everyone have a very very happy , healthy and safe 2018...
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