Monday, August 03, 2009

Big Dummy, Long Haul Trucker

I love my Surly Big Dummy and I have taken it on an 80-mile round trip to Sandy Point State Park and back to Mount Rainier. It seems to be a good tourer. I bought the Surly Long Haul Trucker frame and will build it up. I want to compare the two bikes and determine which I would like to take on a longer trip, i.e. to South America from here. The LHT will be lighter and faster, but it will not have the capacity to carry one or two or three extra passengers as the Big Dummy has. And that is a capacity I have enjoyed in the past--taking friends for rides on my bike! So, I probably will take the big dummy on my next tour--yeah.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Mount Rainier, Maryland

Hi All. It has been a long time since I have written. I am living in Mount Rainier, Maryland right now, and working at REI College Park. I continue to volunteer at the organization I helped start, the Mount Rainier Bicycle Co-op. Find out more at the website,

I would like to do more trips, perhaps go ahead and finish biketobrazil, or head to California, Europe or China. One day...

I now have a Surly Big Dummy and I am hoping to get a Surly Long Haul Trucker, and then decide which one I would rather take on my next trip.