Posted by: craw
Posted by: wine+god
So I've strapped a bunch of shit to my frame to avoid packs and backsweat, but I'm a thirsty dude with a small water bottle.
Obviously Fromme has the water by the gate (and by BP), but where are the rest of the sneaky water spots on the shore?
Do people drink streamwater? Do I just need to pretend I'm a camel and drink less while I ride?
At some point the strap-everything-to-your-bike/hip pack minimalist approach stops being practical. I love it for shorter rides when I know I'm pretty much going straight up and straight down. But If I want to carry more the hip pack doesn't carry well when it's totally full (1.5L) and I tend to drink less from bottles than a bladder. So usually around this time of year I switch to a pack for anything beyond a straight up-down ride. Get a good pack that fits well and it's not an issue.
ooooh, getting all logical now. you're not trying hard enough. tools and spare bits hid in each nook and cranny on your bike, (at great expense) micro parse each remaining item into a 2L fanny pack and then tape, and strap anything else all over your frame. or just carry a pack with a bit of extra room for that jacket, or sandwhich, or extra water, or, or, or.....