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As usual, the heat was unrelentless.
I'm changing the way I prepare my gear for long rides. Since I'm essentially a century rider, I think I'd be better off getting myself a proper touring bike. I'm actually saving up to buy a Surly Troll. My dream ride is to go on bike tours cross-country lasting several days or weeks. I'm really itching to one day be able to travel like a rubber tramp, camping out, visiting far-flung locales and just enjoying life out there.
Check this out:
|Ain't she a beauty?!|
At the moment, I try to avoid using a backpack (with water bladder) on my long rides. Since my current MTB doesn't have water bottle holders, I make use of my Deuter rear rack bag to hold one water bottle, and hooking up another water bottle underneath my saddle somewhere.
|Dumping all my gear on the bike itself so I can free myself the burden of a backpack.|