Bicycle camping

Bicycle camping

Bicycle camping
@ Book by Armstrong, Diana

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Bicycle Camping

Bicycle camping

Having your shelter, water and food on your bicycle is the ultimate self powered way to go.

The Trek Valencia loaded up with camping gear worked out pretty well.

This is one of my favorite campsites right on the beach and since the season had just opened, I was the only one there for the first couple of days.
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  1. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A Classic for the Bicycle Tourist, December 2, 2002
    Bryan James (Canada) –

    This review is from: Bicycle camping (Hardcover)
    Now more than twenty years old, this book still contains a lot of solid information on the subject of bicycle touring and camping. Given the overall no-nonsense approach to the topic, what stands out is how the book inspires confidence for hitting the open road on a solo journey of discovery. It is organized simply with a couple hundred words dedicated to numerous sub-topics under the headings of preparation, the touring bicycle, clothing, riding technique, life on the road, eating, camping, and repairs. The challenges and potential problems are described and dealt with in straightforward fashion. Some of the technical information is dated, omitting modern triple cranks, cleated pedals, and indexed shifting, but I wasn’t bothered so much as impressed by the overall tone of common sense and enjoyment. Worthy of special praise are the numerous black and white photos depicting the simple joys of cycling along quiet country roads, camping, and exploring small town America. A quality book.


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  2. True about flashlights in movies.  Its a good prop to help the plot along.  But yeah, I rarely see them with a backpack with food, and rarely water.

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  3. All you really need is a flashlight- just kidding, but you notice how in movies people on adventures don't seem to need food or water with them but if they don't have a flashlight, they will get hopelessly lost in the dark?

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  4. Nice vid.  That's a pretty big tent, but I see in a more recent video you've got a smaller one, so perhaps you've replaced it or use it by choice.  My only other suggestion is to get a front rack & panniers;  it will help with bike handling, narrow your profile and (most importantly) take some weight off that rear wheel.  I've got a set of Ortliebs, totally waterproof, highly recommended.

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  5. What was good about the pack was that it converted into a hip-pack pretty easily. Downside: the material was very stiff, didn't soften over time…and left some pretty good chaffing marks. It lasted about six months, regardless.

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  6. High-marks for all of the gear in this video–except for the ToPeak handlebar bag. I had one. Emphasis on "had". The plastic mount to the handlebars doesn't like the cold. I hit a bump and the mount snapped like balsa wood. Partially my fault. I had a lot of weight in the bag.

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