Mar 08 odo counts

Date Long Haul Trucker sno-mo bike 08 Total
2-29 734.1 1216.0 90.6
3-8 750.7 1216.0 107.2
3-14 771.6 1216.0 128.1
3-21 781.3 1216.0 137.8
3-31 806.1 1216.0 162.6
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2 thoughts on “Mar 08 odo counts

  1. Wow. I just read your two-part description of your journey toward the Long Haul Trucker. Nicely done and just what I needed… I myself have been reading extensively about Rivendell/Grant’s philosophy over the last year and half. And I too was lusting after the (financially) unattainable do-it-all design of the Atlantis. Finally bought a nice, old Fuji road frame that fits me well and is very responsive. Comfy too, I’ve got a Noodle bar from Rivendell, Brooks saddle, high handlebars, the whole bit.

    And I’ve also recently been reading everything I can find about Surly. I love their philosophy and probably would have gotten a LHT if I wasn’t severely financially strapped at the moment. Saving for a wedding is a difficult business and something that I gather you have some relatively recent experience in 🙂

    It’s really good to know about the sameness in frame geometry between those two bikes. Although I have been enormously impressed with the Big Dummy, and would very much like to replace my car.

    Anyway, thanks for the knowledge and inspiration!

    -joel
    stitzljq@gmail.com

  2. Glad you found it useful. The only other thoughts I’ve had recently about it are about how the construction methods (lugs vs welds) and tubing specs would change the ride too. It’s a moot point as far as I’m concerned anyway. Since I’ve bought the LHT my priorities have changed so much that even if I was independently wealthy I still wouldn’t really trade for an Atlantis. Now if I could get a Big Dummy to go grocery shopping with, and a Cross-Check with a light wheelset, a Pugsley with a porteur rack in case it ever snows a foot or more in Baltimore again, and maybe a tandem to go ride with the wife, and a garage to put them all in….

    Seriously tho, my only regrets over the last year are not riding more than I already have, and if you found a frame that you like to ride, fits good, and that handles well, then that’s all you need! Less driving, more riding is good for the stress and the wallet.

    Best of luck with the wedding, and keep riding!

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