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Old 10-21-23, 10:46 AM
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Old 10-21-23, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by CMAW
I'm in Morocco. The part of my brain that processes spectacular scenery is having one meltdown after the other.
totally understand your comment, those are some pretty damn awesome landscapes.
Thanks for putting them up.
These and the Spain photos are really fun to see.
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Old 10-24-23, 05:54 PM
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Southwest Ohio Four Day Tour


Monday October 23, view of reservoir from Buck Creek State Park Campground

Monday October 23, End of Four Day Tour, Downtown Dayton, Mad River in Background

Saturday October 20, Obligatory Cincinnati glamour shot

Little Miami Trail, between Springfield and Xenia, October 23. A little behind the peak fall color.

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Old 10-25-23, 09:33 AM
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Old 10-25-23, 10:39 AM
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Middle shot--we used to call that the magic hour to do those sort of shots. Especially shooting slides you had a small window to get the perfect combo ambient, sky and electric lighting.
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Old 10-28-23, 12:14 PM
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Old 10-29-23, 09:33 AM
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Old 10-29-23, 09:34 AM
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My Thorn Nomad
That's very nice looking. I like it.
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Old 10-29-23, 10:09 AM
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Interesting front brake placement. I guess it's to better survive the bike's rated 60kg gear carrying capability.
Reminds me of the debates for placing disc brake calipers in front of or behind the fork.
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Originally Posted by Paul_P
Interesting front brake placement. I guess it's to better survive the bike's rated 60kg gear carrying capability.
Reminds me of the debates for placing disc brake calipers in front of or behind the fork.
There was a custom frame builder in Media, PA who used to mount one or both brakes that way. His name was Harry Havnoonian. Someone who had one of his bikes said Havnoonian claimed it provided better stopping power.
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Old 10-29-23, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jkinner
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Nice looking Nomad Mk II. Too clean to be on a tour. Mine has not been that clean for several years, even though I washed it a few days ago.
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Old 10-29-23, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul_P
Interesting front brake placement. I guess it's to better survive the bike's rated 60kg gear carrying capability.
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I have never understood that brake setup. I have had a lot of trouble adjusting the brake on mine, the part of the canti brake post on the fork that the brake rotates on should be close to perpendicular to a line towards the axle. But, that is far from the case. You can see in the photo how the brake pads are not anywhere close to being parallel with the canti brake posts, thus getting the brakes adjusted just right can be a chore.

I made some strong complaints about that design several years ago on their forum. That bike is the Mk II version, they came out with a newer Mk III version a few years ago and now the canti brake posts are in front of the fork instead of behind.

I am not sure when they started making a disc brake fork, but that became available several years after I built up mine. The fork has to be much stronger to handle the force of a disc brake and their early tests on disc brake forks did not succeed, thus they were one of the last to offer a disc brake fork.

That said, I am content with rim brakes. They still offer a choice on their newer Nomad Mk III model of rim brakes or disc brakes.

That brake design is my main complaint with the design of the Mk II. But otherwise I have had a lot of good things to say about my Mk II. Mine has handled some heavy touring very well. I have also used mine with a suspension fork on mountain bike trails.
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Old 10-30-23, 06:06 AM
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Early morning. Crossing the Mojave Desert, California.

Lovely section of road with zero traffic due to washed out bridges.
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Old 11-13-23, 04:27 AM
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Old Morrocan pic from the 1920ies, Casablanca. Man showing object from the future that mysteriously appeared in his garden.
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Originally Posted by irc
Early morning. Crossing the Mojave Desert, California.

Lovely section of road with zero traffic due to washed out bridges.
I've ridden through the Mojave twice. It's my favorite part of the US for touring. Not many cars, giant vistas, hours-long climbs and long descents. Not a lot of food, water or shade though.

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Old 11-24-23, 06:18 PM
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My Roberts Roughstuff at Stonehenge while doing The King Alfred Way last year.



And my Raleigh Royal from Pilsdon Penn in west Dorset.



And a well laden Brompton crossing southern India earlier this year.

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Old 11-30-23, 10:02 PM
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Wisconsin-- Sandhill Cranes

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Old 11-30-23, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug64
Wisconsin-- Sandhill Cranes
Nice Doug, that's a whole squadron of them lifting off (or landing) . Fascinating the shapes, angles and positions of birds wings throughout all the various parts of flight isn't it? The world is a pretty fascinating place.
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Old 12-01-23, 08:51 AM
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Nice Doug, that's a whole squadron of them lifting off (or landing) . Fascinating the shapes, angles and positions of birds wings throughout all the various parts of flight isn't it? The world is a pretty fascinating place.
And they can be noisy as all get out. Two of them took exception to my presence when I wasn’t even a threat.
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Old 12-01-23, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
And they can be noisy as all get out. Two of them took exception to my presence when I wasn’t even a threat.
HA! That's a pretty good similarity to native behaviour on this and other dumbass online activity isn't it?!

On the previous note, I've had the same view and experience with big parrots and whatnot, noisy buggers, holy geez.
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This was a great ride for birds.

Michigan-- Wild Turkeys



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From 6 weeks ago, an advertisement for Ortlieb, "4 out of every 5 seasoned bicycle tourists use Ortlieb Panniers"
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