Author Topic: Velo Orange series onk bikepacking  (Read 1119 times)

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Offline bogiesan

Velo Orange series onk bikepacking
« on: October 13, 2012, 06:02:05 pm »
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Velo Orange series onk bikepacking
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 04:52:59 am »
It looks good. There are certain things it's a very good idea to have along on an extended bicycle tour.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Velo Orange series onk bikepacking
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 08:22:30 am »
The list looks workable, but some of the choices seemed pretty odd to me.  Nothing wrong with that if it works for the person who created and uses the list, it just seems like an odd list to use as an example of what bike packing is about.

There is lots of heavy stuff while going pretty light on other choices.  For example I consider using a vapor barrier liner pretty extreme and incongruous with some heavy choices in other areas.  A steel cup, a 2 man tent, all those electronics, a 64 ounce Kleen Canteen, diagonal cutters, and 6" crescent wrench seem kind of out of place given the fact that the rest of the list is rather spartan and light.  The list just seems a bit schizophrenic to me.

Offline bogiesan

Re: Velo Orange series onk bikepacking
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 09:02:44 am »
I don't pay much attention to anyone's lists; they're too personal and arguable and mine stabilized more than 10 years ago. It was the story and the commentary that I found interesting.

http://www.velo-orange.blogspot.com/2012/09/packing-campeur-bikepacking-style-part-1.html
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent