• Bikepacking first kit test run

    Bikepacking first kit test run

    Camping and carrying kit choice is the current issue on my mind, the balance between super light and something that will last a 4200+ mile race next year…  So to the first test of the year… the bike packing kit.  What luggage do I need, should I use a tent or just a sleeping bag with bivvy bag?!  Decisions, decisions…  So to help with some of those choices I will be doing a small event at the end of the month called the Dorset Gavel Dash.  It’s not to test me, but just some of my kit for the mammoth task ahead of me next year.  Hopefully see some of you there.

    So for the Gravel Dash I’m taking a tent and fairly much too much kit.  However, this is a short trip and it’s more about understanding the kit, camping needs and what the weight feels like on the bike…  Hopefully the AlpKit bags I bought this week should prove to be useful and keep things dry.