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Thread: Bikepacking: The Expedition Portal Series

  1. #11
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    Great! It's definitely inspiring to get out and do it. A couple-day trip (or longer) on bike is something I've wanted to do for a while! glad there's some focus on it around here.
    Currently awaiting approval for transfer to LftT in Darnassus.

  2. #12
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    Another piece added to the list: Fluids and Foods.
    Bicycles rule.

  3. #13
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    Thanks for this atricle. I'm building my bike up for some year round fun and your article has shaped my build.
    2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Rock Warrior W/
    1996 Cache Camper
    1995 Toyota T100
    2014 Ti Fatback with some bikepacking bags
    1984 Koga-Myata Traveler full road tour kit FOR SALE
    1995 Trek 930 dirtbag bike

    Expedition Portal Member #4318

    Past rigs:2000 Nissan D22 Last-Frontier-Build
    1974 VW Type II
    1985 BMW E28 euro M5 Summer

  4. #14
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    Cool video
    Fuso FG 4x4 Camper PHX-FG "Sally Ross" by Phoenix Pop Up Campers (FOR SALE)
    2003 Toyota Landcruiser

  5. #15
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    You should read through the bags and packs thread in the lead post. Lots of your questions are answered in there. In short, backpacks are almost necessary for bikepacking, but the more weight you add, the more unbalanced you are, and too much weight absolutely kills your sit bones. Regarding panniers, they're generally too big for bikepacking and pose a few other drawbacks for technical riding on nice singletrack.

    The ideal bag/pack scenario allows the rider to enjoy a ride quality that isn't too much of a departure from an unloaded bike. It's about preserving the spirited fun and flow of riding and not just rendering it to an exercise in hauling your crap from A to B.

    Quote Originally Posted by southpier View Post
    why do so many carry their stuff in a backpack?

    doesn't this stress the rider?

    why not panniers & bar bags?
    Bicycles rule.

  6. #16
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    Christophe, Do you know of a good, collapsible fly-fishing rod that can be carried on a bike rack? And won't require a 2nd mortgage?

    Ride safe,
    Hans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two-Wheeled Explorer View Post
    Christophe, Do you know of a good, collapsible fly-fishing rod that can be carried on a bike rack? And won't require a 2nd mortgage?

    Ride safe,
    Hans
    Tenkara sounds light and simple for a fly rod on the go. I like Sage 4-pc 7wts personally.
    2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Rock Warrior W/
    1996 Cache Camper
    1995 Toyota T100
    2014 Ti Fatback with some bikepacking bags
    1984 Koga-Myata Traveler full road tour kit FOR SALE
    1995 Trek 930 dirtbag bike

    Expedition Portal Member #4318

    Past rigs:2000 Nissan D22 Last-Frontier-Build
    1974 VW Type II
    1985 BMW E28 euro M5 Summer

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    Bicycles rule.

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