Category: Preparation

Getting ready for the trip.

Bike packing

Biggest PITA ever.  But it is done.

Half the reason I am posting this is just so I can remember how I did this when I have to do it again in Copenhagen in two months.

My bike:


Suzanne’s bike:


Gear List.

Inspired by the Ultralight Bike Touring Blog, I decided to go through and weigh all our stuff. If you’re carrying it around for a couple of months, every gram takes on more significance. With less stuff, we should be able to go farther with less effort. On the tentative test pack we are at 40lbs of gear for the two of us, including panniers. The list with item weights is here on Google docs.