New site

I decided I needed a site to blog about my bicycling and my future tours, on my Surly Long Haul Trucker. I built the bike myself. My goal is to ride the Pacific Coast route in the summer of 2011. In the mean time, I will start out doing some short 24 hour camping trips into the back country of San Diego County, where I live.

Here are some pictures of my Surly loaded;

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Once I have my gear checked out and am comfortable with the S240s I will venture on to longer trips. My plan is to start and end my rides from my home, for now. In the future I may choose other ways to get to the beginning of my tours, after I gain more experience.

I hope you enjoy the site.

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3 comments to New site

  • I don’t know why I put two on for that picture. I was trying to figure out what my best choice was. I have changed everything quite a bit since those pictures and have completely different panniers. I’m still trying to select my gear by what works best for me. There are a lot of choices, but not everyone has the same requirements.

  • What is up with two sleeping pads? Looks a little excessive all in the name of comfort. 🙂

    I just ordered a LHT for the same reasons as you. Looking forward to starting to tour for the first time this summer.

    Cheers.

  • Joe

    That bike looks great, it would be interesting to see feedback on the parts you have used (if it is on you site already, I am sorry) again, great looking gear! Cheers, Joe.

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