2016 Suly Ogre
Why an Ogre?
After more or less changing myself from a obsessed Backpacker/hiker into a Roadie a few years ago, I longed for more that just riding in one day events and racing around town. Queue my brother and his wife, they have begun cycle touring and are loving it! (see their adventures here)
When my brother looked at completing his cross country tour, I jumped at his invitation to join him this year.
color Tarnish Grey
Type Complete Bike Build
On the Road
What happens when you take a brand new Surly, pack it up, ship it from the west coast to the Midwest, and ride it 850 miles to Virginia? Well, for one, if your are lucky like me you have an awesome time!
So far, the only change to the original kit was to swap the WTB Nano Comp, 29 x 2.1˝ for a set of Schwalbe Big Apples. In this form, riding around town where it’s mostly tarmac and some occasional gravel, these tires are incredible!