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Weight Reduction: Do You Really Need That?

Can opener from my first tour

From my first bicycle tour

When I started on the Northern Tier in 2012, I had not cycled on a self-supported trip before. I did not have a stove. I used it to open cans of tuna fish. I am thankful for the wide availability of tuna in foil packets and many options not in a can. On my next tour I used the opener on my pocket knife. After that, I haven’t carried any cans. At 6.4 ounces, it was a heavy luxury for limited use.

My packing list is much more refined today, yet it still is not as light as I would like it to be. It still is not an ultra light packing list.

Specificalized AWOL Mounted for Travel


Mounted to travel

My bike is mounted for a trip to Natchez Trace Parkway.

Riding The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

GDMBR start

GDMBR start at Canadian Border

I started south toward Mexico from Roosville, Montana Monday, August 14, 2017. I will post here from time to time as Internet access is available.

Quick posts will be on Facebook page @Bike AcrossUSA

Day 9 – Beginning the Second Segment of the Southern Tier

Second Map

Second Segment Southern Tier

Day 9- March 22, 2016

Today I head out of the Phoenix area, following the second map.

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