The past couple weeks have been something of a whirlwind, between the end of the term grading crush, visits from my in-laws, and a side project of organizing a bikepacking forum through my team with Oakshire Brewing. I suppose I should know by now not to take on so much at once, but I'm not sure I'm going to learn at this point in my life. Maybe I should just repeat that line about "thriving on the pressure," although I don't buy it.
I figured that as long as I was putting a bunch of time into this bike forum, I may as well create some cute little illo's and create something I'd like to save out of it. I also pulled together a basic packing list for off-road/remote travel, gravel grinding, or credit-card style travel, with ideas for bike repair kits and first aid supplies.
The research I had to do to get this event together brought me to a bunch of great website on bike overnighting, and definitely put some good ideas into my head for trips I'm going to plan this summer. I'll describe some of those in more detail in a later post, but for now, download my packing lists to get yourself started: