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Bikepacking Kit.

BmxArgh

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#62
Ah this is interesting.
I invested in an adventure/gravel bike last year as none of what I have already are suitable for longer distance as have two BMX (to small) and a very old Cannondale freeride (to much suspension, downhill orientated).
Intial idea was up fitness, down weight, check cholesterol without Drugs along with fun over distance avoiding as much road (cars, traffic) as possible instead using cycle track, farmers track, fire road instead which I have been going out once a weekend for a 45-50k ride. Sometimes a little longer and once did 80k towards end of last year but in all honesty it was sheer mind over matter that got me home the last 5k on that one and half killed me lol. All this led on to me investing in a frame bag in the last month with ideas of one nighters and possible hammock being lighter than tent. I'd need to invest in one of those seatpacks I think but the idea hasn't gone and I ride with the frame bag regardless now.
I'll be watching this thread with interest.
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My rig with recent frame bag.
 

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Good on you, same with the Norge since 2007. In the 80s, I had a Spada, which was absolutely everything I could have wanted. Nothing available I would want to change the Norge for.......
 

1 shot willie

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Hi Lol.

Hope you had a good day with the races :thumbsup:

Going for a Bike course now wouldn't be a problem.
It is something I would like to share with my wife.....but she does not like Motorbikes at all.
Often see bikes around here kitted out...........lovely way to travel.:thumbsup:
 

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#76
It is indeed a lovely way to travel, and always end up meeting and speaking to all sorts of people, wherever parked up.

My partner no longer likes to travel on motorbikes despite doing so for all our lives., so I don't use it as much as I'd like.....
The races were a real education (I'm a sailor and canoeist...) as I was there as race medic :eek::eek::eek::eek::rofl:!!