(Video) Bike Touring 101 – Part 3

On March 1, 2014, I was given the opportunity with Errin Vasquez to present Bike Touring 101 at Stan’s Bike Shop in Monrovia, California.  This is the third video from the presentation.  Please check out the other two videos here:

In this video, I am given the opportunity to talk about my packing philosophy for a traditional bike touring setting with 4 panniers bags on my Salsa Vaya.  I mentioned that I organize each bag to be like bedrooms in a house where I’ll have one bag for my kitchen things, one bag for bedroom, one for the garage, and the final one is for my living room.  I also talked about over packing in my earlier tours with my Xtracycle long tail bike.  I was carrying way too much things on tours when I did not need to.

What’s Next?

In the next videos, we will be getting into the things that we both carry on our tours as both Errin and I will reveal what we might be hauling on our own respective bike touring and bike packing trips.  Stay tuned as we try to wrap up the videos from our Bike Touring 101 video series.


About Johnny Lam

Johnny is an avid cyclist who enjoys bicycle touring as well as anything bicycle related. Johnny has traveled the entire Pacific Coast by bike from Vancouver to the border of California and Mexico. He's also toured through-out locations in Southern California. Johnny is also a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor (LCI) and also completed the Adventure Cycling Association's Leadership Training Course (LTC). He is an active member in Los Angeles bicycling community being involved in organizations like the Los Angeles County Bicycling Coalition (LACBC), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange), and Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV) by taking part in ride marshaling, pedestrian & bike counts, and other volunteering opportunities.