|ceramic mug for laughs|
I've biked with the sleeping bag and other items in a bag hanging from the handlebars before, but there's just not much room between the drops on the Woodchipper bars. The new Woodchipper 2 bars on the new Fargo Rival have more width, and I could've switched them out I suppose but I like having a larger handlebar bag up front.
Instead of a rear rack and panniers like last time, I picked up the Portland Design Works Bindle Rack which solves the saggy butt-rocket problem. It's holding the Salsa Terrapin dry bag which gives me a lot more room than the Revelate Pika I have. Inside I'm packing clothes and stuff in ditty bags to keep things separate and make it easier to get to things. I also fit a Platypus flat bottle between the Bindle and Terrapin. More water storage!
I took it out for a spin, and the bike road smoothly, no wiggle waggle. We'll say how it works when I get it fully loaded.