Touring - Breath... Dailing it in.
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Today's events, pack and repack. Then hang everything on the bike, ride it, redo. I have forgotten how a loaded bike handles, and this isn't quite everything.
Futzed with the saddle, height's great just the cant is off, too low I feel like I'm slipping off the front, too far up and there's pressure that would certainly lead to numbness...
Found a copy of Donna Ikenberry's book I'd bought a few years ago. Yeah, nice present.
Don't think about the next 7 days...
04-23-11, 10:35 PM
Yep, breath..and remember IBWIB (It'll Be What It'll Be)
Been packing and repacking the panniers trying to even out the load, or get 40 % over the front wheel and 60% over the rear. Then the stuff I'll need quick access to on the side of the bike I get off on, or close to the tops of the panniers, with stuff I might need later at the bottom. I know I am over thinking this. Help?
What is the best way to load the bike. Am I over working something that will work itself out once i get on the road? Over 4 panniers there's still room, been thinking of hauling dry goods, not a lot but something to eat when there's nothing around, that's weight that I'm sure will go down as I travel. A lot of this comes from my days backpacking and canoeing, taking food into the wilderness, bike touring isn't the wilderness, but I'm bringing a stove, why not?
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