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Saturday Night Bikepacking Thoughts

I have a mental list of things to start conquering. A few of them we have talked about (or I have typed about and you have read) including more consistent training, getting into routines, work habits, etc etc. Every once in a blue moon I may start talking about bikepacking and short over night trips. There’s bigger plans behind it but for now to simply add a basic adventure to everyday life without needing to rearrange and create a big ordeal to get out and have that adventure.

What’s bikepacking?

Backpacking + bike = bikepacking. Normally sans the pannier or tow behind trailer and you pack the gear ON your bike with fancy frame bags.

Get it?

Inspiration for Bikepacking

Here’s some folks that inspire me with their blogging and photos of bikepacking

Big Wheel Building

Dirt and Dogs

Topofusion

Chad’s Bikepacking

Space Cowgirl

Jill Outside

mgingle

The Adventure Monkey

True Love Health

Photo credit- The Cyclist Site 

Motivational Monday with Laurie
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Motivational Monday with Laurie

Motivational Monday with Laurie

What’s your name and location?

Laurie in Ithaca, NY

What type of cycling do you enjoy?

Utilitarian (doing errands), backroads

What is your first cycling memory?

Getting the training wheels off as a kid and riding on my driveway!

Who inspires you to ride, and better yet WHY?

I see people of all ages and appearance on bikes in my town..riding to work on freezing cold windy days, out and about with young kids coming along behind..this inspires me because of my love of seeing people outdoors, not using gas, connecting to nature.

What has been your best moment on the bike so far this year?

I realized this summer that my dog enjoyed biking with me, clipped to my bike with a device called a Springer. She can’t run off and she can’t pull me over.

Tell us all about your bikes

An old secondhand mountain bike from a friend leaving town for $200. Got it tuned up and new tires for $200. Don’t even know the maker! Now I am planning a bike trip with friends for this summer. I might go to Cape Breton as the pictures are irresistible.

Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Let us know and I would love to interview you!

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