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Old 09-15-14, 10:06 AM
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So how do you pose for those selfies Vic?

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Old 09-15-14, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
So how do you pose for those selfies Vic?
All the photos I posted in this thread were taken by other folks.

This set of photos was taken on a solo trip and is light on any riding shots due to the difficulty of staging "action" shots and still covering ground efficiently.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vikapp...7633442751545/

Even on trips with other riders there is always some compromise between the quality and quantity of shot vs. moving forward at a rapid pace.

I like taking photos and appreciate them after the trip, but as the routes become more challenging you need to stay focused on the riding/pushing to achieve your goals in the limited time available.
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Old 09-15-14, 11:18 AM
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My touring bike is a Surly Troll, it handles both the road and trail well. I wouldn't want to tackle technical singletrack with it but that is probably due to my skill level. The frame has plenty of braze ons and a versatile rear dropout. Good luck in your quest.
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Old 10-11-14, 08:29 PM
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Currently building this up. The velo orange camargue as my off road touring. Has all the braze ons in the front fork. I plan to use it with velo orange front campeur rack, as well as backpacking style when I plan to go deeper into the woods. Frame is well built, and surprisingly light, but seems sturdy as it's got a gusset and made with thicker tubing.
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Old 10-13-14, 06:26 PM
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29er front suspension touring bike? I wouldn't look any farther than a Surly Ogre with its suspension-corrected geometry. That'd be my choice if I hadn't decided on a 26" Disc Trucker.
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