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Less Encumbered Touring


Some notes on my efforts to pack lighter and lighter each trip

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Bags & Packing, Camping, General Touring, Howto, Touring bikes, Equipment lists, Road bikes
Keywords: Ultralight

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Ultralight

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Pete Staehling - (contact)

Status: Completed Dec 2011Featured Journal #526
Last update: Thursday July 26, 2012 04:51 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 13 Jul 2014 13:07 (US/Pacific))
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My steed and gear for my Southern Tier ride.


Table of Contents

Some Background: A little history of how I came to write this article
My Comfort Requirements Defined
Items I Don't Mind Skimping On
Items Where I Am Inclined to Splurge
Basic Strategy
Initial Gear Choices
Bike Details
How to Carry It All?
Shelter Choices: Tent, bivy, or tarp?
Itemized Gear List
Packing Dry Run
Thoughts On How/Where to Spend/Save Money
The Multi Use Mandate: and why it isn't as simple as that
Pre-trip Evaluation
How did it all work out on the Southern Tier?
Chapter 2: A Chance to Start Over
      New Old Bike: 1990 Cannondale 3.0 Road Race
      Baggage
      Individual Gear Items
      My gear latest list: A working list as of 7-2-2012
Ultralight on a budget
A Stab at Ultralight Mountain Bike Touring
Yet Another List: My latest lightest list
Support for CGOAB


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