No More Touring

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There goes the US Sam Laud. Heading for  Waukegan,IL. Most ;likely carrying road salt.

Today my 920 sold on eBay. I loved this bike and just did not get to use it enough. Not sure with what Im going to replace it with or if I will at all. I just dont tour a whole lot anymore. And if I ever do I worry about what to ride then.

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I sold it complete. That’s so much nicer than piece by piece. Here it is today, ready to be boxed up.

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Here it is in winter mode.

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And here in July of 2016. The only time I used my expensive tent since buying it in 2014. To this day I used it just that one nite. Cripes thats sad.

Another thing is that touring is kinda being replaced with “bikepacking”. Which is pretty much the same thing but you have a bike that can go on or off road, and you carry a lot less with you. So maybe I will go in that direction. Its getting pretty popular and there are rides up north that go over the river and thru the woods for a few days. Kinda like backpacking with a bike, hence the name. The way the bags attach to the bike are way different. They dont hang down as low. Take a look at the Trek 1120. This is most likely the way I will go when the time comes.

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Kinda looks like this loaded up. I think you can get bigger bags for the back but you get the idea. So maybe that is my future of touring… or bikepacking. Whatever.

I should get some riding in this weekend. The weather will still be in the 40’s during the day but from what I hear the jet stream changes mid week next week ands then the highs could just be in the teens some days. Maybe a little snow. Will see.

Tomorrow morn will be the usual Saturday morning group ride and with the warmer temps should be well attended. So thats about it for now. Have a good weekend and get outside.

DLD

 

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