In the sixth installment of videos from our Bike Touring 101 presentation on March 1, 2014 at Stan’s Bike Shop in Monrovia, California I get to show the rest of the things I bring on my tours. Here are the first 5 videos in case you haven’t seen them yet.
- Bike Touring 101 – Part 1
- Bike Touring 101 – Part 2
- Bike Touring 101 – Part 3
- Bike Touring 101 – Part 4
- Bike Touring 101 – Part 5
Packing for Comfort
I go over my bedroom bag and show folks my Buff scarf which is one of my favorite items to bring on trips. I go through my front panniers which is my garage and living room bag. I have my typical emergency kit, a light weight tarp, bicycle repair tools, a pillow, and finally an Apple iPad with a keyboard (Errin‘s reaction was priceless when I pulled that one out).
Needless to say, I go for more of a comfortable approach whereas Errin is about light weight and efficiency. The key is that people will pack whatever they want but just remember that whatever you bring, you have to carry it. Also, don’t mind the air compressor sound from the mechanic working in the back during our presentation.
One More Video
We have one more video after this which is our longest and my favorite video as we give the audience an opportunity to ask questions. This will wrap up our presentation.
Let us know what you think about this video. Hopefully, we spark some thoughts about bike touring. Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions or experience to share.