Saturday, April 14, 2012

Surly Long Haul Trucker and Specialized Enduro Expert For Sale

I've put two of my bikes up for sale.

1.  Surly Long Haul Trucker
  • Purchased new in mid 2008, mainly used on the GAP and C&O Canal and some road touring.
  • 56cm Green Long Haul Trucker.
  • 48 spoke Phil Wood hubs laced to Velocity Dyad rims (built by Peter White). 
  • Tubus Tara front rack, Tubus Cargo rear rack. 
  • Ortlieb Rear Bike Packer Plus Panniers, black...front Ortlieb Sport Packers, black. 
  • Ortlieb Handlebar bag. 
  • Black fenders.
  • Pitlock locking skewers and headset cap.
  • No pedals
  • $1700 O.B.O.

2. Specialized Enduro Expert, Large, 2011
  • Extremely low miles, very good shape
  • Fox Talas 36 upgrade
  • More info shortly
  • $3000 O.B.O.

Pics and more info soon.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cross Country Skiing in Pennsylvania

So we got hit with a little snowstorm this past weekend, and we had to take advantage of it.  The city only got few inches, but Seven Springs and Forbes State Forest got at least a foot of dry powder.  It was  a bit cold and windy, but made for some great skiing.  I was able to use both my Rosignol BC70s, and my Madshus Epochs.  The BX70s are obviously 70mm at the widest sidecut, the Epochs are 99mm sidecut.  The Epochs are just a rebranded Karhu 10th Mountain ski, since Karhu went out of business.  The Epoch with 3 pin bindings were awesome yesterday.  Floating over all the powder as we broke some new trails through the North Woods.

Enjoy a gallery from Seven Springs: http://www.jonpratt.com/2012/XC-Skiing-0211/
and North Woods: http://www.jonpratt.com/2012/XC-Skiing-North-Woods-0212

All photos taken with the Nikon AW100



finding new trails in North Woods
finding new trails in North Woods

skis at the warming hut in Forbes State Forest
skis at the warming hut in Forbes State Forest

warm and toasty
warm and toasty

North Woods pine forest
North Woods pine forest

safety break
safety break

justin heading off on the horse trail in seven springs
justin heading off on the horse trail in seven springs

great day with the dogs cross country skiing at seven springs
great day with the dogs cross country skiing at seven springs

heinz approved of the ski at seven springs
heinz approved of the ski at seven springs

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Nikon Coolpix AW100 waterproof camera

I've spent a good amount of time with Nikon's waterproof, GPS, shock proof, freeze proof, dust proof durable camera and I like it.  It doesn't take the best action shots, as expected...and I see some dust inside the lens, but overall it's held up pretty well to my lifestyle.  Mud, dirt, salt water, rain, sweat, drops...my other point and shoots would've been dead by now.  For sure.

Keyword link to all my Nikon AW100 photos and videos - http://www.jonpratt.com/keyword/aw100


Nikon Coolpix AW100 video sample from Longboat Key, Florida -


A few photos taken with the Nikon Coolpix AW100

seagull along longboat key, florida
seagull along longboat key, florida

cormorant on the beach in longboat key, florida
cormorant on the beach in longboat key, florida

Jake at sunset on the beach
Jake at sunset on the beach

dolphins swimming off longboat key, florida
dolphins swimming off longboat key, florida

sailboat at sunset off longboat key, florida
sailboat at sunset off longboat key, florida

downtown pittsburgh
downtown pittsburgh

the pittsburgh civic arena, stripped
the pittsburgh civic arena, stripped