First trip Bikepacking went great, we set out on a 2.5 day 2 night 70 mile backcountry trip. Started out with mostly food and a few beers in the frame bag. Sleeping bag, maps ect on the bars. rain fly, hammock, down jacket, Pants, socks on the forks. Cookware, stove, water filter, rain jacket, leg warmers, more food, extra riding jersey in the seat bag. On the go food (tangerines, grapes, cliff bars) in the feed sack and top tube bag. All gear was on the bike no back pack. As the food disappeared the heavier items on the forks went in the frame bag.
Just did a great 121km S240O in the Canadian Rockies, Kananaskis. Goat Creek to Elbow lake via Spray Lake trail, camped overnight and then through Big Elbow to Bragg Creek. Fatback Aluminum with Carbon wheels and I9 Hubs and Revelate Bags.
Salsa Anything Cages, electrical taped to the fork of my Cannondale fatCAAD. Tent on one fork, sleeping bag on the other.
Food and cooking stuff in the frame bag.
The panniers had clothes and thermorest pad. They were actually pretty empty, they just look full.
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