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Old 03-02-17, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by AdvXtrm View Post

One item that I could probably do without, but I think would be nice to have, is a tarp. I think it would weight about 1.5 lbs or so, including stakes and line. I'm imaging how nice it would be as a sun-shade and outside barrier from the weather and such, but do I "really" need it? And would I "really" use it? Right now this is my most questionable item.
Try taking one along on a weekender, or shake-down.
I hauled a 2 gal pail a thousand kilometers. The novelty of it (as a chair, wash pail, etc) wore off, left it in a campsite.

This year my add on is a cribbage board, what the heck. I speak crib.


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Old 03-02-17, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
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Contrary to all the light-weight rhetoric; I started touring with much lighter weights and worked my way up
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A friend of mine that I have done several bike tours with and I got home a week ago after two weeks in Florida Everglades and Florida Keys. He has always been an ultra lightweight kind of packer, but this is the first trip where he brought four panniers instead of two, as he slowly with each tour brings bit more and more stuff.

This trip he brought a lightweight saddle with carbon rails, but was complaining that he should have brought the heavier Brooks that he has used for past trips. Thus, I think his bike will be heavier by at least a pound or two on the next trip.
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Old 03-02-17, 09:03 PM
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Right now my luggage setup is,

A handlebar bag (quick access items)
Two large panniers (45L total) on my Front Rack (heavier more dense items)
One 40L dry-bag on-top of my Rear Rack (lighter bulkier items)

I'm this setup will be all the space I need.
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My route's have yet to land me in this extreme. I'm a pavement guy.
Yeah, me too.... but sometimes you can only find/access the good swimming holes and 'private' camp sites with a little hike - I just want to be prepared for anything.
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Old 03-02-17, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by AdvXtrm View Post
That makes good sense friend, thanks for sharing that. I do hate that you posted a picture of that sexy Bianchi though; I've always wanted one of those bikes! lol
That bike is an epic story. The only original parts from my 2007 Volpe are the seat post, bars, and shifters. The original frame was replaced under warranty due to a crack. It all went from there. I like the bike because it fits me so well not because it is "sexy"

You have a great bike, and if it fits well that is what really matters. Your setup sounds like it will work fine. There are probably 1000's of folks that have toured using that configuration. Edit: I misread your post and did not realize that you were loading front heavy. This is a recent phenomenon, so it would only be hundreds of people.

Good luck with your trip, but watch out; it is addictive!

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Old 03-03-17, 09:15 AM
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This is one of those "deja vu" threads.

My base bike and gear weight is 37lbs. I'm "fully loaded" as I have a tent, sleeping bag and pad and cooking gear. Here is my bike the day before "Going to the Sun" on my US cross country ride. I have a cable lock that weights 0.7lbs



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I think Machka hit the nail on the head with the percentage/ At least it makes sense to me, since I can relate to last years Camino hike when we were told to carry 10% of your body weight or less. I ended up at 8% and it worked very well for me. Of course 10% doesn't work for cycling, so 50% seems realistic when I consider all that I would need on a self sustained tour. In 2015, on a supported cross country tour, I was at 25% of body weight (bike, handlebar bag, water bottles and daily clothing when necessary) and it was too much. My killers were frame, wheels and tires-steel Trek 520, double wall 36 spokes, and 700x35 Marathon tour plus, as the others I rode with were on carbon fiber bikes, and single wall wheels, and 28's for tires.
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Originally Posted by AdvXtrm View Post
One item that I could probably do without, but I think would be nice to have, is a tarp. I think it would weight about 1.5 lbs or so, including stakes and line. I'm imaging how nice it would be as a sun-shade and outside barrier from the weather and such, but do I "really" need it? And would I "really" use it? Right now this is my most questionable item.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/36547567?...sem#about-item

google Outdoor Products Backpacker Tarp. There are reviews of this and youtube vids all over the internet.
its light and compact. You can toss it in as an afterthought, never use us, and never regret having it- its that small.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
https://www.walmart.com/ip/36547567?...sem#about-item

google Outdoor Products Backpacker Tarp. There are reviews of this and youtube vids all over the internet.
its light and compact. You can toss it in as an afterthought, never use us, and never regret having it- its that small.
Looks like a good way to go, thanks.
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