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    This thread makes me want to get the gear and a bike even more.

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    I got my Trek 520 this weekend. Also have a Brooks saddle for it. Now to get the panniers so I can get on with some short tours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverpirate View Post
    I got my Trek 520 this weekend. Also have a Brooks saddle for it. Now to get the panniers so I can get on with some short tours.
    Nice! I bought a 520 in 1996; used it as my sole bike and toured on it every year for a dozen years. I did replace it with a custom IF Independence in 2008, but I still have the 520. It's a great work-horse of a bike.

    I am still using the Jandd panniers I bought in '96. They carry lots of fond memories as well as gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mryan27 View Post
    This thread makes me want to get the gear and a bike even more.

    +1




    (would've been a better trip if my front seatpost bolt hadn't stripped...)

    It is a very alert, active sheep, with a stylish, lively carriage.

    I tour & bike camp with a Mark Nobilette built Protovelo, and ride a bunch of others. Have any bike questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    I don't mind waiting except for carrying the excess metal but the minimalists racks aren't that bad in the mean time. I'm hoping Salsa (or anyone for that matter) puts some minimalists out in Ti.
    TUBUS CARRY is titanium. It's a super nice rack, BUT, if you're running 29ers on your fargo it won't work.....Thankfully my wife will have cross tires on her bike so we can swap the carry to hers when we do Greenbrier this summer, possibly GAP/C&O also...

    SWEET setups on this thread!!!
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    Just thought I'd mention...a group of Hammock forumer's completed the Missouri Katy Trail yesterday. The group consisted of several members, including Medicine Man, Neutrino, Poosh, and Weasel. They started in Clinton on Friday, and finished in Machens yesterday. The first night they were forced to a motel because of issues finding a suitable campsite, but they managed to hang the remaining 3 nights along the trail.

    I'm giving some thought to joining in with Weasel (now dubbed "Recon" by the trail crew) on another run of this sometime this fall.

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    Thanks for the update Owl!! I saw their "start" but hadn't seen much else from being kinda busy.....Fall??!!! BOOYAH!!! Can't wait to hear more detail about this....

    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Just thought I'd mention...a group of Hammock forumer's completed the Missouri Katy Trail yesterday. The group consisted of several members, including Medicine Man, Neutrino, Poosh, and Weasel. They started in Clinton on Friday, and finished in Machens yesterday. The first night they were forced to a motel because of issues finding a suitable campsite, but they managed to hang the remaining 3 nights along the trail.

    I'm giving some thought to joining in with Weasel (now dubbed "Recon" by the trail crew) on another run of this sometime this fall.
    You don't HAVE TO be crazy to be here - But I assure you it will help.....

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1339116077.123290.jpg

    Sorry for the flash - this is a salsa anything cage holding a bag specifically made for these that's holding a ENO doublenest and my new OES maccat ultra tarp.

    The bag/dry sack is by "porcelain rocket"
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    Quote Originally Posted by autolox View Post
    Ok I have to admit, I am more interested in the flash. What are you using that is making your rims and spokes reflect like that? The best thing in the world on a bike is being seen. Yesterday in 2 separate accidents a 60 yr old man was hit at 3:30 am and I think about 8 am two young men of 18 and 19 were hit. All 3 were killed. In the case of the young men one of them had a flashing red light on the back of the bike. This was only 20 miles from my home. Earlier this spring in 2 other instances bicyclists were hit and killed and I know at least one of those had a flashing red light. People in my area really need to start paying attention. All we can do is make every effort to be seen.
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    The tires are Schwalbe mondial 700x40's.

    The spoke reflectors....gimme a minute

    They were $15. They're in a small pack and are CRAZY effective. I've been ridiculed for spending that for them but it has proven to be a well spent $15 judging from vehicle reactions later in the day.
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