wearegoingawol:

As an example of the AWOL with a full load is Team AWOL’s Swiss Alp (r)adventures. Before we nailed the geometry of the AWOL, we did several long field test on our prototypes, looking for the perfect geometry for all the differed kinds of contexts the AWOL would be ridden in. Here, fully loaded on bad roads in the Swiss Alps, crossing Pragel Pass.

"Es set up for this weekend adventure was a fully loaded AWOL with all the necessities for both touring and hiking. The AWOL is dressed up with 45x700 Specialized Nimbus tires, Surly Nice Racks front and rear, a handlebar bag and a backpack in the rear for hiking. Front left low-rider carry the kitchen and appliances for two persons, for two nights. Front right low-rider is the cooler and carries all the food. Front panniers should always carry the heavy stuff, it balances the ride and makes it more stable. Left rear pannier keeps a Hilleberg Akto 3 tent, 2 sleeping bags and 2 sleeping mats. Rear right is the wardrobe. Just so that you know. The AWOL rides really well with 20 k + of gear"

gruberimages:

Beware the uncategorized bump at the end of a long, hard stage. And so it was yesterday - the last hill was, as IAM DS Rubens Bertogliati puts it, gratis. It was the steepest climb of the day, and it did the job of smashing an already small front group into even smaller pieces. It was also pretty. :-)

gruberimages:

Beware the uncategorized bump at the end of a long, hard stage. And so it was yesterday - the last hill was, as IAM DS Rubens Bertogliati puts it, gratis. It was the steepest climb of the day, and it did the job of smashing an already small front group into even smaller pieces. It was also pretty. :-)

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