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Old 09-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #3297
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Doin it in the dirt
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Wow and I thought I traveled heavy... Here is my load on a two-week trip:

Most of the weight is on my back, which I really don't like. But the problem is we ride some gnarly single track at times and carrying a lot of stuff just is not practical. Would be nice to have some extra comfort items, but the trail is hard enough without a lot of extra stuff on the bike. If the trail gets really bad, I can just take the pack off, ride the almost-naked bike through the difficult section, and then just walk back and get the pack. Can't do that with a bunch of panniers and other stuff affixed to the bike.

Here is the pay-off for traveling light:

And the horrible view I had to suffer with:

Great thread though... good to see all of the different ways folks are approaching the packing problem. Some great ideas and clever solutions here!
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