I’m genuinely considering giving this ride a go with my housemate ‘cameronp’ (you may know him from other threads such as ‘Kinesis Tripster’ etc), but I’m a relative n00b when it comes to this bikepacking caper and it makes me nervous, both due to my general lack of fitness, and my old man knee. i really wanna do it though!!
Here’s the details: http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/attack-of-the-buns/
As a point of reference, I did MGG #2 on my unloaded tourer a coupla months ago and was fairly flogged afterwards. Ride was 63km with about 1300m of climbing. Used my 26/32 granny gear a fair bit on that ride.
Will a loaded bikepacking setup kill me?
So, hoping people can help me out with planning the length of the ride and some options if i needed to do it over 4-6 days rather than 3-4.
my lowest gear will be 34x42 on tyres i’m assuming will be 38-40mm (yet to buy any and my 35’s won’t cut it).
Figured this thread could be a better way to get collective knowledge rather than hassling people individually.
I’ll need to buy/borrow/steal a few things to get setup properly, as so far i only have a small frame bag.