Over four days in mid July, my girlfriend and I toured from Portland, Maine to Presque Isle, The County.

312 miles. 12,500′ of climb.

I toured on my 2011 CruX Expert Carbon, factory except for wheels (Velocity Dyad 40-spoke rims, Shimano Deore hubs) and tires (Armadillo All-Condition Elites).

For packing, OMM “Pioneer” rear rack, Arkel “Orca 45” panniers and an Arkel “Tailrider” radonneur bag. Also a CamelBak Mule, because, water.

My girlfriend toured on a 2014 Trek Lexa SLX. Brand new. Utterly factory. Her rack is an old steel job, her panniers are her mother’s from the early 80s.

Here’s my complete packing list (now with data visualisation!):

Here’s our route:

Here’s some eye candy!

davids crux on 2A


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