RonK wrote:Glad you saw the light - no doubt you'll find other stuff that is not essential. 9 kgs must have made a big difference.
Sorry, but my brother wasn't able to make any suggestions, but good that your sister can store stuff for you.
Hi Ron, as it looks like I'll be stuck here for a week or more I plan to put some real thought into my load.
If its possible, I'll get rid of my 120litre plastic box and try to rely on the yellow roll top bag that I hung onto from my Bob trailer.
I'll also look to see if its possible to hang my 10litre Ortlieb waterbag
underneath the trailer.
I'd forgotton the idea of keeping the weight low on the trailer in the initial parts of my jouney and was amazed at the difference at once I'd worked it out.
I took the water bag off the lid of the box and put it to the floor of the box and this has of course improved things drastically.
As for "no doubt you'll find other stuff that is not essential", I've some spares such as a rebuild kit for the front forks which I plan to do before
I head off again.
I bought some of those multi direction cleats you suggested in the parts box which will be added to the shoes prematurely as well.
I'm starting to think every gram counts now.
I'm thinking the yellow "Bob" bag might offer less wind resistance as well
being lower when full than the plastic box.
I'll update on how I go.