Getting ready for my first attempt at folding bicycle touring, I’m seeing a major need to reduce… and I mean reeeeeaaaaally reduce the amount of gear I pack along. On this episode, we take a look at the choices I’m making to go from a tent to a much lighter shelter setup and how that will make touring on a folding bicycle that much easier. All that, some gear talk and followup!
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I forgot to mention my flat tires at the end of the NY ride!
Mysterious James and his mysterious partner are heading on a South American adventure from September through December… we’ll be following along and hopefully getting them on the show later in the year to chat about it.
Securing water bottles on your front forks
Folding bicycle touring
Folding bike and a lot of connections? Can’t rock a bunch of bags!
Hammock (no tent, no pad)
Light sleeping bag
Mylar “emergency blanket”
Rolled tarp (ground cloth if no hammock hanging, or rain shelter)
Water bottle bungeed to handlebars
One multitool. One or two tubes. Pump integrated in seat of bike (cool!).
Bars for calories, but I should have a shot to get food on the run
Everything will fit in a smallish dry bag that will bungee to the (very small) rear rack.
The Pedalshift Project theme is America courtesy of Jason Kent off his self-titled solo album. Check out his band Sunfields‘ new release, Habitat, wherever cool music resides. And hey, a video for Ghost!