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Old 11-07-19, 02:47 PM
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Last year in Luang Prabang, Laos. The first day of a month-long tour to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Everything worked well. I'll make a minor adjustment for this year's tour since I like to fix what's not broken.

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Old 11-07-19, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by linus
Last year in Luang Prabang, Laos. The first day of a month-long tour to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Everything worked well. I'll make a minor adjustment for this year's tour since I like to fix what's not broken.

sound like an awesome trip. did you keep a blog?
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It was amazing. I highly recommend these countries if you don't mind the rough roads. I'll be doing Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia starting coming December to February. I can't wait!

I've been very busy this year so I just backed up photos and video clips in my backup drive just now. I don't do a written journal. I just record myself talking every once in a while.d
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Side and cockpit shot from my last weekend tour. 60cm Trek 520.


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Side and cockpit shot from my last weekend tour. 60cm Trek 520.
Upside down Quadlock mount. You monster.

Love the Casio watch btw.
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On the GAP & C&O
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Italy, last summer.
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I loved my tour on GAP/C&O. I'll be back again.
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Old 12-17-19, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Bangs
I loved my tour on GAP/C&O. I'll be back again.
I’d like to try it DC to Pittsburgh if I ever make it back.
we did have perfect weather when I went end of September.
(why are these being flipped on the upload???)



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Old 12-17-19, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mrv
Id like to try it DC to Pittsburgh if I ever make it back.
we did have perfect weather when I went end of September.
(why are these being flipped on the upload???)


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These pictures are terrifying, because the composition makes it look like you have more room to fall. Hooray! Lizard brain still works!
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Old 12-17-19, 05:50 PM
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Its because the site server is in Brisbane.
no worries though i shot with a view camera a lot.
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When I finally am ready to roll. The only thing missing, externally, is the sleeping mat, which I will DIY one day....

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digger, there's something goofy going on with your front rack and the front panniers angle. Are you certain things are set up properly? Its not a big deal if things arent perfectly level, but those are seriously angled panniers--or should I say, the photo certainly makes the right one look very angled.
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Originally Posted by djb
digger, there's something goofy going on with your front rack and the front panniers angle. Are you certain things are set up properly? Its not a big deal if things arent perfectly level, but those are seriously angled panniers--or should I say, the photo certainly makes the right one look very angled.
Lol, I am trying to match a Blackburn bag to a generic lowrider. The contact points are the single bidon beside the skewer and a U-bracket that orients the low rider on the fork. To do all this, required monkeying with the BB bag-to-rack attachment system. So the bags sit along the fork. However, (and this being a first concept attempt) I think you are right. While the bags are secure in tilt, I think I can arrange the back in counter-tilt to level the bags with the ground. At least the attempt is worth a try. So, thanks for your observation

Barring a counter-tilt arrangement, the lowriders could be flat extension-barred to the front rack.... This would level the rack and bags with the ground. Ah, the fun of experimentation!
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Old 01-18-20, 07:19 AM
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Goog luck, an experienced mechanic should be able to help with ideas if it's not working out.
like I said, I've had some angle of racks on bikes, more with rear racks, but given that those panniers are regular bungee and hook below and regular u shaped mounts on top, the risk of a pannier coming loose from a bump is more with an acute angle, so just be aware.
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Originally Posted by djb
Goog luck, an experienced mechanic should be able to help with ideas if it's not working out.
like I said, I've had some angle of racks on bikes, more with rear racks, but given that those panniers are regular bungee and hook below and regular u shaped mounts on top, the risk of a pannier coming loose from a bump is more with an acute angle, so just be aware.
Thanks, again. I am definitely listening. Better to touch the wisdom of those who have gone before me, than to experience pain myself!

Edit: Just saw an image of another 800 with front rack... using the same attachment gear. A drilled hole in the trailing rack corner seems to be the solution. I will investigate this.

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My bikepacking set up circling Hawaii, big island. Bike is a Diamond Back which picked up way to many flats on that last trip ;-) Happy riding! RickBTW, here is the trip report:
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman
Thanks, again. I am definitely listening. Better to touch the wisdom of those who have gone before me, than to experience pain myself!

Edit: Just saw an image of another 800 with front rack... using the same attachment gear. A drilled hole in the trailing rack corner seems to be the solution. I will investigate this.

I had much the same angle problem with the Axiom front rack on my machine, as it used U-bolts as well. I had to make new holes to attach one end of the bolts to and they still weren't level, but at least not dangerously tilted. Just dangerous in another form.
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I had much the same angle problem with the Axiom front rack on my machine, as it used U-bolts as well. I had to make new holes to attach one end of the bolts to and they still weren't level, but at least not dangerously tilted. Just dangerous in another form.
Persisted in messing around with the enclosed attachment hardware and rigged a stable extension to almost perfectly level the bags! Bags and bike in diff locations, so pics in unknown future.
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Southern California wine country a few weeks ago


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Southern California wine country a few weeks ago


Looks like a great time
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Going from NJ to DC (hotels) then on to Pittsburgh via the C&O and GAP (camping) silly question but any chance you remember the tree situation along the rail/canal trails... really want to bring my camping hammock but don't want to have to ride around for miles searching for camping with some trees. Its in August so I do not think I will have to worry about full campgrounds, like I said silly question but you did the trip so recently wouldn't hurt to ask.

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I loved my tour on GAP/C&O. I'll be back again.
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Old 03-01-20, 11:19 PM
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I hammock camped the AT in 2014 so I can say that the C&O should not be any problem at all. I tented the GAP and C&O last fall but would have not been troubled at all if I had hammock camped. There are some great spots on the GAP that are almost spa like compared to the AT. hammockforums.net may have more information for you.
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Originally Posted by RayLee
Going from NJ to DC (hotels) then on to Pittsburgh via the C&O and GAP (camping) silly question but any chance you remember the tree situation along the rail/canal trails... really want to bring my camping hammock but don't want to have to ride around for miles searching for camping with some trees. Its in August so I do not think I will have to worry about full campgrounds, like I said silly question but you did the trip so recently wouldn't hurt to ask.
Hi Ray, My first night I was in the tent site of the KOA outside of Connelsville. No trees. My second night I was in the campground at Rockford, Lots of trees!! then I was on C&O and the campsites I was at were all with many trees about. To be honest I was in my tent so I don't really look for Hammock trees!!
Good Luck and enjoy your trip!!
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