We are here, there are some chilly mornings ahead but it is time to pedal our butts on the streets. Find your favorite corner and get started! I have to make some mileage the next couple of weeks because I am taking an early April trip again this year. Unlike last year, I'm going to do what I can to make this one both downwind and downhill.
Between now and then I have had a couple of equipment updates to play with.Not a real important component issue but an interesting way to modify the Surly front rack I bought for the Hunq.
Soren Hansen, a reader from Denmark had told me how to add a couple water bottle cages to the rack to accommodate a couple extra things. This sounds dangerous. I have managed corporate offices, retail stores, restaurants and construction companies (if this makes me sound old, just deal with it, it's not something I discuss). My point is; extra room tends to fill up. In the case of a railroad office a few hundred thousand dollars can be pigeon holed pretty easily. That's nothing. A little room on a touring bike becomes 5 extra pounds pretty quickly. That's serious. Soren's suggestion was a little different. Just adding a couple cages to the rack would make more convenient places to put the fuel container and tool roll. So I gave it a shot.
It looks really useful. The fuel canister has a place and
I can use another to mount the tool roll or another bottle.
Hopefully this will simply make the front bags a little less crowded
and I won't replace the volume with weight.