Saturday, May 5, 2012

Allison's Bike

Tom is much more well read about touring bike geometry and touring bikes in general but I'll tell you what I know.   I had a REI brand road bike and a Specialized commuter bike.  We brought them down to Saturday Cycles to see what the experts there thought.  They said I could use my road bike but if I could afford it a Surly Long Haul Trucker would be an excellent choice for the tour.  Tom and I decided to sell the two bikes to get some mula to put toward a new LHT.  Craig's List attracted weirdos and scammers but worked like a charm.  So we purchased my beautiful bike, rear/front racks, 4 panniers and a handlebar bag.  I got really sore by the end of last weekend's ride so I am going to test out a Terry saddle tomorrow.

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