Bikepacking with Kids in Oregon

Bikepacking With Kids: The Gear I Used

我骑自行车去露营10天 - 一个婴幼儿!这是我们用于在俄勒冈州内陆小道史诗般的家庭冒险的bikepacking齿轮。

这不是第一次,我们已经走了bikepacking我们年幼的儿子,但可以肯定的是我们会咬掉了迄今为止最长和最大的冒险。十天露营和骑自行车是不小的壮举,尤其是与一个9个月大的和一个3岁的大妈。

幸运的是,我和我的丈夫杰森,对孩子同样的前景。我们同意,他们都非常适应,而当谈到自己的情绪(尤其是坏的),没有什么是不变的。只要我们保持整个行程提醒对方这一点,我们算了一下,我们会好起来的。

Overall, we were able to keep our calm even when we came up against locked gates, roads that turned into nothing, and hills too steep to pull the trailer up. Thanks to our冒险比赛心态我们遇到的每一个障碍正面,辗转了几个深呼吸(也许我们的呼吸几下脏话),想出了另一种方式。

是的,我把我的孩子Bikepacking。不,我没疯。
是的,我把我的孩子Bikepacking。不,我没疯。

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预学习与规划

寻找完美的拖车是我们能够从容地拖了很长的距离关键。对于我们的许多较小的旅行,我们把我们的Thule Chariot.But for long hauls and bumpy roads, its width becomes an issue.

之后做一些研究,我们发现Weehoo iGo Two- 单轮拖车带两个席位。这是超级容易修改,我们可以删除一个座位,并附上9个月大狂欢的汽车座椅。

After a few tests we turned the car seat around so that the boys faced each other, and all of our lives instantly got better. Most of the time, there was nothing but giggles coming from behind us as the boys babbled back and forth.

Bikepacking装备 - 家庭探险
The family’s modified Weehoo iGo Two

采摘路由

下一块规划过程是路线。我们知道,我们想要做的Oregon Outback Trail, but we wanted to make it a loop where we could start and end in Bend. So Jason got to work on Gaia andOrienteer.co搞得我们一个循环,我们可以用克拉马斯福尔斯的俄勒冈州内陆以外的第一部分连接起来。

第一部分遵循200英里贾森的编造航线(几乎所有的土路)的。在第二个200英里处,我们就跟着记载俄勒冈州内陆bikepacking踪迹。

Food

Food is a huge factor in making any backcountry missions successful, happy, and healthy. Through adventure racing, Jason and I knew it was important our food be both light in weight and dense in calories.

This time, we had the added challenge of feeding our kids too. Max is a prolific snacker but picky at dinner and breakfast. And Revel eats more than all of us (seriously) but can’t yet have salt and is breastfeeding for only a small portion of his needs.

Luckily, we were able to snag some great meals from Adventure Eats, a local Bend startup. They even worked with us to create some no-sodium dehydrated baby food. Five days’ worth of organic baby food weighed in at less than a pound. And best of all, it was so good that Max would eat the leftovers!

与孩子Bikepacking  - 家庭露营
9个月大狂欢享受10天的bikepacking旅途中休息

每日流量

在一般情况下,我们坚持我们的角色,跟着我们的家居生活的自然节奏。我醒得很早,煮了咖啡和早餐。

杰森收拾帐篷,而我喂孩子,然后我们就轮流让自行车整装待发,而我们中的一个打了孩子。谁不拖着兽拖车是对孩子的责任 - 讲故事,因为我们乘坐提供小吃,并保持防晒应用。

平均而言,我们可以去约2小时,他们会要求停止之前。我们中断持续了一个小时 - 充满美味的食物,并在玩泥巴,这样当它是一次坐回自行车,他们累了,准备好了。

We then would ride for another 2 hours, break again, and then continue as long as needed to get to our final camp.

Bikepacking with Kids _ Ultralight Tent
TheMSR Thru-Hiker Tentpacked down small and fit the entire family

几乎每一天,我们都经历了“发烧完成”的现象,我们知道这么好,从endurance racing。越接近你的目标,更多的情绪排水每英里的。

We mitigated this for Max by creating a continuing storyline about his adventure friend “Zelda” that had left him a small toy and clue at each new camp. This was a lifesaver for us.

Once at camp, one of us would sneak away and hide a new little mini car. The other one would then get out the map, read the clues to Max, and take him on a little hunt to find his new toy. This activity, along with his new toy, would occupy him for the rest of the night, which gave us some time to set up camp, make dinner, and just be happily tired.

Backup Plans

Before we left, we put together a crew of folks willing to pick us up in case we needed it. We planned to go for as long as we could and wanted to complete the full loop back home. But we also wanted to make it fun and successful for everyone involved.

Nine days into our trip, we rode into a small town 80 miles from home. The temps were 90 degrees and rising, with no water supply or shade from that point on. Furthermore, a fellow bikepacker informed us that we had “25 miles of the worst sandy gravel riding on the whole route” coming up.

我们讨论了各种方案对我们的熔点便利店的冰淇淋,并决定在救援呼叫。这是给大家最好的决定。我们的朋友推出了他的自行车,杰森开车回家的孩子,我得到了一个很好的朋友,没有孩子完成循环。

Bikepacking Gear

From bikes to camp lights, this is the gear that kept us going day after day.

Niner RLT 9 RDO:$ 6,600

RLT 9 RDO gravel bicycle

I reached for my carbon Niner RLT 9 RDO gravel bike for this mission because the first half of the trip was full of unknown roads. Niner calls the RLT 9 RDO its “multitool bike” for its ability to tackle anything from rough gravel to dirt trails to smooth asphalt. And I couldn’t agree more.

The extremely light and stiff carbon frame coupled with the thoughtful tube construction made for a comfortable ride, even after 40 miles of towing the kids on rough, bumpy roads.

更重要的是,它可以采取一系列不同尺寸的轮胎,从瘦骨嶙峋650 X 28C轮胎2.0。26个坐骑使这个自行车一个惊人的齿轮搬运工为好。

的XS帧由安装某些车把和座椅袋由于轮胎擦强硬,但我能够容易地安装和叉水壶架以及帧袋。该RLT RDO照同样全线从高端碎石赛车做,所有通勤到远征机。

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Ritte Satyr Gravel Bike:$ 4,999

Ritte Satyr Gravel Bike

无论碳自行车怎么好搞定,没有什么比一个熟练地建钢架的感觉。新Ritte色狼是由传说中的汤姆·凯洛格设计,绝对有资格作为“熟练地建造的。”

While not designed specifically for bikepacking, the bike was a perfect mix of rugged and svelte. And somehow it performed equally well loaded down with an extra 150 pounds (gear and trailer) as when it was unencumbered.

It’s specced with the new and capable Shimano 1x GRX drivetrain and ENVE carbon fork, which made for a beautiful ride on both smooth and rough roads. The Satyr outshined the Niner on the 3-mile “highway to hell” section — an ancient paved road with consistent deep 3-inch cracks every 10 feet.

最重要的是,买方可以选择他们的茎长,曲柄长度,以及1个齿轮,允许近定制自行车。

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老人山架: $160-232

Old Mountain Man bike racks

机架和背篓是必要的更长bikepacking旅行。和携带齿轮为使这个更重要的是四议两自行车。

但巨大的各种框架的设计往往让人难以适应股票机架和包装袋。随着老人山的机架和适合组件系统,这几乎是不可能找到一辆自行车,品牌的货架不适合。

该设计巧妙OMM冰球创建虚拟连接点,允许一个非常适合定制。我们甚至能够安装在杰森的自行车是坐在拖车的连接臂下方的后架。这让我们携低调背篓从Revelate设计,并在同一时间拖。

The racks are lightweight but super burly, with a limit of 70 pounds. We did a fun test with fully loaded racks (140 pounds total) and trailer with kids (85 pounds), for a total of 225 pounds added to the standard bike weight. It felt about as nimble as a tank but was actually very rideable.

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Bikepacking手袋:$ 49-158

Revelate纳米裙撑 -  Bikepacking齿轮

As adventure racers, we’re used to carrying a backpack for multiple days on end. But making everything we needed fit on our bike frame was amazing and freeing.

Apidura and Revelate Designs are among2020年最佳bikepacking袋而且我们两个的耐用性和多功能性的首选。这两个品牌举起不间断滥用,仍然9天的好看如新。

Because my frame is size XS and I needed to pull the trailer, my range of bags to pick from was scarce. And because Jason needed to be able to fit two racks and pull the trailer, his choices were also slim. But we were able to come up with the perfect combo to fit everything we needed.

从Revelate设计,我们使用了Mountain Feedbag Handlebar Bag($ 49),该乔伊下管袋($ 69),和纳米裙撑($ 150)。

从Apidura,我们使用了远征框架包($ 118),所述远征马鞍包($158), and the远征车把包($129).

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Voile Ski Straps:$ 6-10

Voile Ski Straps

你踏上任何种类的bikepacking冒险之前,给自己买了一套滑雪绑带。这些惊人的带子使得它很容易带任何东西到你的自行车。

我们结束了在发生的许多股票带子来与自行车袋,因为他们是如此更耐用,更容易调整使用这些。另外,手头上一些额外的始终是修理一个好主意。

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Weehoo iGo Two: $489

Wehoo围棋自行车拖车

总检查长办公室是唯一的单轮,两个孩子拖车市场。这也是非常实惠相比,大多数孩子拖车。该座垫杆安装系统很容易,轰炸机,轻松,自行车之间切换。它甚至会用一些滴管配置工作。

The construction is on the cheaper end. The seat back pockets and panniers are cheap-o quality and not suitable for heavy loads. But the actual trailer feels super solid, and the adjustability is really simple.

We heavily modified our trailer to suit our needs. We removed the pedals and one of the seats to mount a car seat instead. Things like shade/weather cover and kickstand are sold separately. They’re poor quality for what you pay but probably worth it for a long trip regardless.

If there were other options for a trailer like this out there, I’d be harsher on this one for its many shortcomings. But as it stands, there are none. And theiGo Twowas perhaps the key piece of gear in making this sort of family bike trip possible and enjoyable.

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零事故目标的风险30: $100

goal zero venture 30

我们依靠我们的电话为我们的摄像头,GPS和噪声的机器(我们的9个月大)。能够保持它和我们的头灯充电是超级重要。输入目标零风险。

它是轻量级的,在我的框架包很容易适应,并且把东西都充足电固体使用4天。此外,其防水性和持久的建设意味着我们没有纵容它。

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BioLite SunLight: $25

BioLite阳光

这光是最后一分钟的附加到我们的行程被证明是娱乐为孩子们和家长非常有用的。

In the evening, the kids loved to play with its “party mode” feature and watch the lights change color. Jason and I loved it for its soft light to read or do the魔方在帐篷里,而孩子们睡觉。

It was also super simple to recharge. We would just clip it on top of our rack or front bag, and it would be solar charged by the time we arrived at camp.

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RumplStash Mat($ 69):少年毯($49)

Rumpl藏匿垫

轻巧,耐用,Stash Matwas another critical piece of gear for us. Because we often would break and camp in the middle of the forest, we didn’t have any picnic tables to eat on. This mat was the first thing to come out whenever we stopped.

它成为the kids’ eating mat, play mat, and was crucial for bedtime. It provided a blackout environment for 9-month-old Revel as he went to bed when it was still light out.

TheRumpl少年毯马克斯最喜欢的-The-Go的毯子。他喜欢包括他的腿,并获得舒适与它在自行车上的寒流天。我们喜欢它,因为它重量轻,包下超小,最多可容纳污垢和大量使用。

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MSR直通远足网屋帐篷:$ 200

MSR直通远足帐篷

该MSR直通远足网之家是一个惊人的空间与重量的选择的行程。网格房子主要是为徒步旅行而设计,包下小,重量仅为1磅2盎司。

And the huge floor space (nearly 38 square feet) was enough room for the four of us. Setup was a breeze, and it’s super easy to pair with the永篷布($190) for rain coverage.

我最喜欢的是,它也同样容易建立众议院或机翼,然后再添加其他的闪光。当下雨的威胁,我们都吐出来了篷布,然后挂上网格房子下面。而当天空被清除后,当晚,篷布容易掉下来,所以我们可以数星星,直到我们睡着了。

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Katadyn BeFree Gravity 3L Filter: $70

KATADYN BeFree净水器

In Central Oregon, water can be hard to come by. And because campgrounds were closed due to COVID-19, we had to be a little more self-reliant. With the BeFree 3L filter, this was not an issue.

Within minutes of filling our filter from the river, we could easily fill all our bottles and bladders. Toward the end of our trip, the filter did get a little clogged. But after a few shakes and jostles, it went back to flowing freely again.

Compared to other filters that are on the heavier or bulkier side, this one could roll up so small it easily fit in my frame bag for quick access.

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冒险实惠脱水后的饭菜:$ 10-11每

冒险餐馆脱水后的饭菜

菠萝蜜什锦饭是我们此行的最美味的脱水后的饭菜之一。由于在营食品市场的新玩家,冒险餐馆有一个有限的选择。但是,我们测试的饭菜都是优秀和孩子批准。他们都不含麸质,dairy-和免费大豆,所以大多数人的饮食限制可以吃。

我们喜欢,他们是从当地食材在小批量制作降权,我们在俄勒冈州本德的街道。最重要的是,我们测试的饭菜非常好吃干(严重),如果你的燃料用完可凉拌,煮约90分钟。

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Kid Sleep Kits

小莫婴儿睡袋

对家庭的冒险睡不好是关键。并使其尽可能的轻是同样重要的。对于我们的3岁,我们用一组破冰船260技术基础层($ 60),他心爱的大艾格尼丝小红15度的睡袋($ 70),和一个小THERM-A-休息PROLITE睡垫($95) that fit perfectly in the sleeve of the sleeping bag.

对于我们的9个月大,我们使用了Woolino Onesie($ 30),一莫里森户外小莫20度向下婴儿睡袋($ 160)和第三上NEMO切垫($40).

两个男孩每天晚上睡觉一路走过黑夜,我们不得不每天早上唤醒他们。每天晚上,周围的下午8时,两个男孩就很兴奋地依偎下来。马克斯甚至会喊,“我想进入我的睡袋!”在自行车一整天后,听到这些话对我们疲惫的父母太令人兴奋了。

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Just Go For It

Things didn’t go perfectly, but it’s worth getting out and going for it. If you’re looking for ways to get the family outside, start small. Go on an overnight camping trip nearby or hop on the bike for a few hours.

Look for ways to make it fun for the whole family and remember that bad moods and meltdowns will pass.

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我不知道冒险是未来的东西,但我们一定要在帐篷自行车夜花很多天。我希望你会喜欢。


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