I roll as a bagger and generally pack like Jboz. Exceptions: 2 pairs of cargo shorts, at least 1 long-sleeved tee, and I always bring my unlined rain jacket. It’s chilly in the mornings. As a bagger, it doesn’t take up much room in the panniers. When the nights are cold, I wear literally everything, including the $3 Dollar General blow-up air…[Read more]
I missed the truck once. It was the 80’s. I was 17, and she was totally worth it.
Still, it was a horrible feeling waking up to the empty field. As you’ve guessed, you have to find someone to carry your baggage, be it a friendly team or a local who’s probably going to want a fair amount of the daily beer ration to make the round trip.…[Read more]
It’s simple: If there’s empty asphalt to your right, move there. The principle is the same as it is for motor vehicles. Your cruising speed is irrelevant – simply keep right except to pass. Don’t over-think this. Get mirrors. Practice using them until it’s second-nature. Change lanes to get around slower traffic. Let faster traffic pass on…[Read more]