Surly Long Haul Trucker serves primarily as a year-round commuter
in Boise, a city with great cycling weather 10 months of the year.
It fits me perfectly. I thank the folks at Hyde Park Cycle Sports
for that. It's a 56cm frame. A few optional items I find essential
are the Pletscher double kickstand, a Brooks B17 saddle, the Nitto mustachio bars,
and the brass bell. Someday I'll upgrade the fenders to hammered
Hondos. Perhaps a stronger Tubas Cargo rack would be nice. The Trek
rack shakes loose regularly.
long trips I pull a very rare Yakima single wheel trailer, much
like the BOB trailer but with a few minor changes. Too minor, apparently,
to keep Yakima from getting sued, so they didn't sell too many of
them. Nothing wrong with it though. I blast by guys and gals on
their lighter weight road bikes, wearing lots of lycra, while on
my way to and from work in regular work clothes. I don't think it's
my middle-aged physique. This bike is sweetness.
anyone tell me something about my panniers? All I know is the company;
Worthy, London. The local Harley leather guy made new straps for
on the images:
2012 shows how a day-planner bag serves another task as a seat bag.
the waist belt clips though the rear rack to hold it in place.
It is easily removed from the bike, while shopping, for instance.
is the obligatory dog shot, with my dog Lucy.
2117 and 2119 are close-ups of the Worthy of London panniers.
2121 is a good angle to show off the Baggins bag and the mustache