So I'm now at the bottom of the country and looking to make a jump to the next. Somebody looking to do this the easy or quick way would have been on a plane already. I on the other hand am floundering about looking/ waiting for a sailboat to Central or South America. Having a pretty good time in this lull but am more than excited about plowing on.
The Supply box for the next leg has arrived! Replacement parts, emergency supplies and things to get shipped further ahead.
Somebody has some damn awesome friends
Paul and Lynne have just been amazing. We started out as strangers with a common interest/ obsession with bikes and riding but have grown to feel like old friends. Their niceness is truly unbelievable.
Davie Hogan at the end of boot camp. He came through his probation and shake down with flying colors. This bike is a man now. A culmination of years of touring and the want of something more has been funneled into this dude. I have enjoyed every pedal stroke of our first 2500 miles together.
I plan on heaving us into some seriously rugged country around the world, and I feel he and every main component of him is up to the test.
Tire wear is my biggest concern. But after 2500 miles (rotated front to back in North Carolina) These Origin8 (VeeRubber) "ultra light" series with 120tpi/ folding bead have held up fantastically. With a whole sale hook up these are stupid affordable. I won't be carrying spares with me but I will be sending replacements ahead. That said. You my see from the pics that I'm running the old school Large Marge rims (65mm wide). Man, I had to search high and low for them in the discontinued 36 holes. Anyways I can seat any 26x2.2 and up. So in an emergency case like a sidewall gutting, I can throw on any basic 26" tire and keep rolling towards my replacements
My hand-made (by me) racks and bags have been awesome. No peeps, mumbles or wiggles. Totally rock solid
My lucky number is four billion. That doesn't come in real handy when you're gambling. Come on, four billion! F*k, seven. Not even close. I need more dice! Four billion divided by six. At least. -MHB
Snake eyes!" I just said "snake eyes." That's a gambling term. Or it's a animal term too.ReplyDelete
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