Daily Archives: August 25, 2008

Surly Long Haul Trucker

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The as-of-yet unnamed bicycle journey is starting to take shape. I guess you could say it has officially begun. I’ve purchased my bicycle of choice, a Surly Long Haul Trucker (58cm) and am having it shipped here to Korea next week.

Surly is a very reputable bike manufacturer with solid support in the touring community because of its well-equipped, inexpensive, and high-quality touring bikes.

When I was deciding on a bike, I had narrowed it down to a Surly LHT, Trek 520, Jamis Nova Pro, and a Raleigh Sojourn.  I relied heavily on Bicylce Forums to figure out exactly what I needed in a touring bike. Turns out, its not all that simple. There are numerous things you need to pay attention to when selecting a touring bike. Look forward to more posts on individual elements deemed necessary for your next touring session.

Slow motion

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Slow motion
Originally uploaded by Reckless Cognition

My first shot of the day with the 50mm prime. I’ve had the NIkon d200 for exaclty 6 months and am finally getting used to its controls. There were many a time when I would take 50 or 60 shots without even paying attention to the settings, only later to find out I shot them in bracket mode or at a super high ISO rendering them useless later on.