Some questions as we prepare for a cross country trip this summer. The tent and sleeping bags just arrived. I'm working on some homemade alcohol stoves. We already have Ortlieb bags front and back for my bike. I'm not so sure what to do for my wife's bike.
I'm wondering what kinds of bags to get for my wife? She's not thrilled about front bags. Maybe she could have just back bags to hold her clothes and sleeping bag. I would carry most of the rest (food, cookware, tent). It would probably be good for me to have a bit of a handicap to slow me down. Is this reasonable?
Should we have dry bags for our sleeping bags? Or compression bags and keep them in the panniers? Or are these not mutually exclusive? Do we need dry bags for anything else? Tent? How big should the dry bags be?