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Hey Drew, here comes the insidious question: why the heck do you carry a helluva backpack if you are going to strap the water to the frame????
My reasoning for wearing a non minimalist backpack is to use the water bladder as a sort of cushion when things don't go right, and also to carry my tools and stuff (I'm kind of a prepper biker, the obvious mechanic of my crew). This also lightens the bike and allows me to better handle it when stuff gets rowdy. A well distributed load in a tightly packed backpack trumps any water bottle in my book, and I might be evangelizing here, but splitting the load between the rider and the bike on anything but bikepacking really puzzles me...
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