For the last two years I have been gradually increasing my biking and bikepacking mileage and commuting everyday, even in our crap winters in North Dakota, and I finally have reached the point where I am mentally completely on board with my bike. For awhile I just hated everything from wind to rain to ice and though I would bike, I didn't like it. Now I can't imagine NOT biking. So, I feel like the time has come to get rid of the pickup sitting in my driveway. I have one little obstacle I would like feedback on from anyone with experience. I like the leave the state for the summer (I am a teacher) and can imagine doing that via bicycle, but here is the challenge : I have a cat that I would like to bring along and make as comfortable as possible. Has anyone here tried various methods of transporting a cat for long distances and found something that works? For example, if I strap a carrier to a rack on the back, any suggestions for materials that would dampen the bumps? (I have a hardtail Surly ECR). Would a trailer with a shock work better? Better to put the carrier on the front end?
This might be the stupidest thing ever, so there's that I don't see any reason to leave him at home if I can make things work for a summer long bikepacking tour sans vehicle. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.