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Offline ronn12

Packing panniers???????
« on: August 29, 2009, 05:29:35 pm »
There might of been this ???  But here goes . I,m a new be and like to find the best way to pack the panniers for a 10,000 mile trip .  will start planing the route next year so ive time for answers. and im hoping to just carry around 60lbs. or less..   tight budget every month while im out there . the family needs the money more than me  :) what are the ways to pack tent etc etc  Many Thanks Ron 

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Packing panniers???????
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 06:59:08 pm »
Not to be short, but if you scroll this forum you can find that information. Also, there are so many books out there on bicycle touring with all that information it is very easy to come by. Packing panniers is the least of it. The major, big time issues arise out there on the long and winding road.

I went on a short tour with a non cyclist. I kept telling him to pack the things he would need and use most regularly where he could lay his hands on them right away, and not at the bottom where he would have to mount a major dig operation every time he needed. He said he understood. Then, on tour, he wanted to take a photo. It turned out he had to take all the overstuffed panniers off, empty their contents, and search for the camera. That is what I mean. I just left. On tour you will come to know what you will need continuously, and place those items in the most convenient locations.

10,000 miles. Where are you going?

Offline ronn12

Re: Packing panniers???????
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 08:11:39 pm »
from my front door to the pacific probably the trans way from ky and back cause cant afford another way home so i,ll be gone for a while have not been west yet   or the western route .  thats why i ask ?? i dont want to met other cyclist out there and they just say hes new and   and keep going cause i dont know enough thats way i take this time to read and learn   and ask ??   

Offline JHamelman

Re: Packing panniers???????
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 07:35:25 am »
There is also a lot of helpful information in our How To department. Check it out at: Then come back here and ask your next round of questions.  :)


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Offline bogiesan

Re: Packing panniers???????
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 08:34:50 am »
There might of been this ??? 

Yes, we answer this question about twice a month around here, lots of suggestions and helpful information already in the forums. All you have to do is look for it. Many books on the topic of bicycle touring can be found at your local library.
Also, spend a few hours researching "ultra-light backpacking" for many practical and safe ways to reduce your proposed load from 6o pupnds to something approaching 25 pounds.

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