OK I am a road cyclist who will most likely be doing a 2 day/1 night tour at the end of June.
I have only done day rides and get by with my mini-seatbag which holds a spare tube, c02, tire irons, and patch kit.
I will obviously need a larger container to carry the bare essentials for an overnight tour: change of clothes, non-cycling shoes (I imagine flip flops are lightest and most compact), a few toiletries, etc.
I know some guys from my club have bought a "rack" that attaches to the seatpost and holds a decent size pack, 10+ pounds.
That is what I am trying to avoid, for a couple of reasons:
1. I am only going on this one overnight tour, probably not doing it again and I want to minimize cost/expense
2. My Ti road bike has a CF post and I have heard that those seatpost racks don't mix well with CF posts.
What I am looking for is a suggestion/recommendation on a large and inexpensive saddle bag to hold the essentials....is this possible?
PS I mentioned this to my non-cyclist wife and she said I should just borrow my daughter's backpack from school to carry my things. She doesn't get it.
Any suggestions welcome. Budget is 20-35 bucks.