Lightweight touring

Interesting read.

I like the idea of only carrying cold food, saves a fair amount of space in cooking gear.

He sounds a little loopy though…

In my recent trips (India, Alps, Australia, …) I experimented a bit with a “no-map” approach. What I did was to make notes of the towns, directions, distances and road numbers, all on a small card (10x6 cm) which I plastified and wore in the back pocket of the cycling jersey. It saved me a little weight (~50 g)

but by the sound of it, it works for him

This pretty much sums it all up:

I am not against the combination of sandals and waterproof socks either. Right now I am experimenting with the “crocs” (340 g a pair).

reminds me of a blog i saw where the guy went touring on a brompton or something weird and didn’t take a towel but used a credit card to scrape off water after swiming/washing.

also; that kickstand weighs at least 100g

^ haha. noooooope.

won’t be reading that then.

A compass and altimeter? What, is he from the 1940’s?

needs a sextant

This guy sounds like a kook.

Wrong thread, Captain

dude has 1kg of tent but can’t carry a fkn towel!?

Credit card touring, not just for paying for the room…

Wouldn’t the kickstand be one of the 1st things to go?

Compasses fucking rule. Can get anywhere with a compass, a map and half a brain.

As if he’s going to carry around a wall to lean his bike on!

If there’s one thing that both Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Southpark taught me, it’s Don’t Forget To Bring A Towel.

I haven’t needed a compass since I was bushbashing in the army. For riding on the road with a map, using the sun to get a rough bearing is more than sufficient

I might do a kickstarter for a kickstand mount that uses a tent pole… Imagine the weight savings

I think something similar has been done. Dude made crabon fribe kickstands…


Sure there was another one that was like a collapsible tentpole that used the top tube as the support point…

I agree, having done heaps of off track walking where a compass is a necessary backup to a GPS, I don’t think you need one on roads, you should be able to figure out where you are using a map alone.

Also in Germany/France I reckon you could get by with just a big map of the whole country and just follow bike path signs.

There is an urban legend that you can ride thru Europe just following chemtrails to major cities.

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