Bike lock may just be dead weight – with so may bikes around it will be nearly impossible to find a thing to attached the lock. I’m thinking about packing a cable and lock in the overnight bag to lock bikes to each other (only at night, and just for peace of mind).
2016 – the first night was a humid sweat fest slathered in bug repellent, then each night was better and better (or I was too tired to notice) until it was cool in PM, no bugs, and refreshing in the AM. Go with lightweight layers. I’m planning cozy socks (good idea Amanda) and a beanie in case of cool snap.
Use your rain jacket as your pillow. Some “shell” parkas stuff nicely into their own pockets making a small cushion. The typical pillow takes up too much space in your bag and holds on to the week’s odors. Self-inflating sleeping pads work great (for me). Keep a small flashlight handy for potty runs – it is possible to become lost in a sea…[Read more]
Ride carefully. Watch for signs. Really, you’ll find a few miles out from the overnight towns that local groups will have posted signs touting their menus often including very healthy home cookin’. Selecting just one can be a hard choice.