Extra water storage is always helpful for bikepacking. Below I detailed a hack I came up with for mounting an extra bottle cage behind the Salsa Anything Cages on my fork. I’m very happy with it, so I figured I’d share for anyone out there who is working on dialing in their own bikepacking rig. Happy trails!
In case you haven’t heard, we are planning another long bike tour next summer. This time it will be different, though, because the majority of it will be on trails and dirt roads. To handle the different terrain, we will use different gear – this style of bike touring is referred to as bikepacking. Due to weddings and other craziness this spring and summer, though, we haven’t had a chance for any practice (“shakeout”) tours until now.
Some days going for a bike ride can feel like a chore and I find myself looking forward to the finish, especially if I’m trying to keep a certain pace or just get a good workout. And then there are the days when you’re just cruising along, thinking that you would keep going forever if you had the time. Today was one of those days…
Can’t wait for the next opportunity to actually just keep going!
This picture makes me laugh every time I see it, knowing that this was only his second day skiing ever. He had a good fall on the trail right before this (probably a blue circle), so that didn’t help his confidence, but he followed us to the precipice and then butt-slid all the way down like a champ!