My Bikepacking Toolkit

In many ways it’s the remoteness that makes bikepacking so great.  Riding rough tracks, alone with nature, a hundred miles from anywhere.   That same remoteness makes it altogether less great if you have a mechanical.  No public transport, no mobile phone signal, not even a  farmer’s door to knock on.   If you can’t fix it with what you’re carrying, that 100 miles from anywhere just turned into a very long walk.  So you’ll want to have a few more tools and spares with you than on your Sunday morning road ride, yet you don’t want to add too much weight and bag space is always at a premium.  This is what my trips so far have taught me to take. Continue reading “My Bikepacking Toolkit”