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Old 10-30-18, 11:47 AM
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As our trip to Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands draws very near (end of the week) I find myself with even more luggage and bicycle and wheel carriers then the year before. I swear I am not going to take so many thing and by the time it is ready to go, I am way over weight, way over luggage and way to many bikes that I carry. These large 115 Linear Inch SALSA Bike Boxes can be loaded with tons of stuff besides the actual bike. One of them has a trek Madone plus a set of Zipp 858 NSW's plus all kinds of other things to boot. You can max the box out at 100lbs on Delta International to SE Asia destinations..
You're flying to Sri Lanka with a huge bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee? You realize they have a local coffee-growing industry, and you can get bags of beans there that will be lightyears better/cheaper than Dunkin', right? I can't even be sarcastic with this post, it just makes no sense to pay to carry that weight on the plane.

I will give you deserved kudos on packing what looks like at least 2 bike scales. I can't tell you the number of times I've traveled to BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI with MULTIPLE UNUSED FULL CARBON road bikes, but have been unable to sell them to EAGER LOCALS after the only bike scale I brought along died, and I was unable to prove to them how many grams they'd be saving by switching from their alloy frames. Speaking of bike scales, what's your preferred brand? I'm unwilling to spend less than $1,000 on a new bike scale, do I have any options?

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I misspoke, my apologies. My friend is not interested in, nor does he own, anything from the "2nd tier" of any collection, wheels or otherwise. He actually owns all 99 pairs of the limited edition LIGHTWEIGHT MEISTERWERKE OBERMAYER GOLD wheels. These are clearly Hors Tier ("beyond tier"), and far superior even to your SCHWARZ COLLECTION wheels, which are merely 1st Tier.
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Championship level trolling by TREKMOGUL. Badass!
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Old 10-30-18, 11:59 AM
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Championship level trolling by TREKMOGUL. Badass!
He's not, though. Look through his threads. I really just don't know what to make of him, other than a man who has some money to spend and a very... unique way of doing it.
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Old 10-30-18, 01:51 PM
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You're flying to Sri Lanka with a huge bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee? You realize they have a local coffee-growing industry, and you can get bags of beans there that will be lightyears better/cheaper than Dunkin', right? I can't even be sarcastic with this post, it just makes no sense to pay to carry that weight on the plane.

I will give you deserved kudos on packing what looks like at least 2 bike scales. I can't tell you the number of times I've traveled to BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI with MULTIPLE UNUSED FULL CARBON road bikes, but have been unable to sell them to EAGER LOCALS after the only bike scale I brought along died, and I was unable to prove to them how many grams they'd be saving by switching from their alloy frames. Speaking of bike scales, what's your preferred brand? I'm unwilling to spend less than $1,000 on a new bike scale, do I have any options?
I have been going to Sri Lanka since March of 1975 and quite aware of the rut gut coffee that is offered. Yes they do have lots of coffee shops but Duncan Donuts coffee is one of my favorite brands and I have actually 8 of those 2 1/2LB bags packed for the trip plus 10 one pound Starbucks Dark french Roast also. I do like my coffee and lots of it being the very early riser I am....The scale is to keep track of the luggage bags and not the bicycle boxes. Not sure of the brand of the scale but surely was under USD$100.00 I am already OVER LIMIT, EXCESS WEIGHT and too many bicycle boxes plus my son is coming to visit us in late January and will be carrying another bike for me along with a set of spare carbon wheels... I now will have more bikes in Sri Lanka then I will here in US..
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You're flying to Sri Lanka with a huge bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee?
Of all 'the things,' that's the one that struck me as odd too. Wait, I take that back. That was the first one that struck me as odd.
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This TREK MOGUL guy is either the biggest troll in the history of BF or lacks even the small modicum of self awareness displayed by the current occupant of the White House. I’m hoping it’s the former but I strongly suspect it’s the later.

By the way, don’t think I didn’t notice the cheap ass purple cloth luggage. I thought you only traveled with the best German RIMOWA lightweight luggage, hmmm?

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Championship level trolling by TREKMOGUL. Badass!
he legitimately rides something like 5000+mi yearly, flies all over the world a lot, and has redundant amounts of everything.

it isnt him trolling, it's simply a lack of social awareness.
I would go nuts only riding the same 20mi line every day, but maybe thats why all the toys exist- to make that groundhog day of a ride more fun.
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This TREK MOGUL guy is either the biggest troll in the history of BF or lacks even the small modicum of self awareness displayed by the current occupant of the White House. Iím hoping itís the former but I strongly suspect itís the later.

By the way, donít think I didnít notice the cheap ass purple cloth luggage. I thought you only traveled with the best German RIMOWA lightweight luggage, hmmm?

Meilenstein lightweight wheels
Whats in doubt may I ask of you..? Ownership of 15 pieces of RIMOWA Luggage or of me using it..? Yes those are 75.00 cheap toss away bags and surely not RIMOWA.. When you start thinking then that's what gets you in trouble..
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As we get ready to set off for 5 1/2 months in Sri Lanka with everything measured and weighed in, I am over sized and 200 lbs over weight and this is only for 2 people..Who said you should travel light..?
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As we get ready to set off for 5 1/2 months in Sri Lanka with everything measured and weighed in, I am over sized and 200 lbs over weight and this is only for 2 people..Who said you should travel light..?
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Though Sri Lanka was the site of Mountbatten"s Southeast Asia Command during WWII, and was invited (and declined) to join ASEAN, Sri Lanka is not in or part of Southeast Asia.
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Please tell me you are going to continue to post from Sri Lanka. It's going to be a long boring winter on in the #41 without you.
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Though Sri Lanka was the site of Mountbatten"s Southeast Asia Command during WWII, and was invited (and declined) to join ASEAN, Sri Lanka is not in or part of Southeast Asia.
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Ignore the haters and trolls. Safe travels to you.

Please post updates.

Please let me know when you're done with those Rimowa suitcases.
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Ignore the haters and trolls. Safe travels to you.

Please post updates.

Please let me know when you're done with those Rimowa suitcases.
Hi there, Been here for just about a week now and still trying to readjust to the heat and humidity. Been able to get 2 nice rides in so far . I did have a issue with customs in Korea as they had removed my 6 CO2 cartridges that Delta Airlines told me I could carry. Small thing and no biggie. All my 10 pieces arrived in Sri Lanka and that included the 3 bikes. I was given the evil eye by customs there too with so much luggage but i went on through...Everything appears to arrived with nothing broken..
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Thanks for the update.

Have fun. Be safe.

Adjustment to high temperaures and humidity takes a long time, especially when physical exertion is added. Drink plenty of fluids and do early or late outside activity so the sun isn't adding to the problem.
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How is the trip going? Everything working okay?

Discover anything interesting? Any cool images to share?
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