We are back! The trip was amazing, and I took notes each afternoon/night so I could do a big recap here. I don’t feel particularly exhausted, and I had a blast the entire time. We met a lot of great people, rode a lot of miles, and cruised our way through 200 miles throughout the entire trip.
So what should you pack for a week-long tour? That’s something that’s different for everybody, but this is what I packed. My load is fairly heavy, but I don’t need to carry much food or any cooking gear since we’ll be near restaurants most of the time.
This year, I had hoped to fly to Alaska, ride my bike, and camp for a couple of weeks. That didn’t pan out, so instead I’m packing my bags (technically panniers) for the C&O trail from Cumberland to D.C. My friend Kathyrn and I will be spending a whole week with each other. Both of us have done overnight camping on our bikes, but neither of us have done a multi-day trip.