Bikepacking with Kids in Oregon

Bikepacking有儿女:齿轮我使用

I went bike camping for 10 days — with a baby and toddler! This is the bikepacking gear we used for an epic family adventure on the Oregon Outback Trail.

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。

Luckily, me and my husband, Jason, have the same outlook on kids. We agree that they are very adaptable, and when it comes to their moods (especially the bad ones), nothing is constant. We figured as long as we kept reminding each other of this throughout the trip, we’d be OK.

总体而言,我们能够保持,即使我们碰到了锁大门,即变成什么道路,丘陵太陡拉拖车了我们的平静。感谢我们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.

After doing some research, we found theWeehoo IGO两与两个席位——独轮拖车。这是苏per easy to modify, and we were able to remove one seat and attach 9-month-old Revel’s car seat.

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
该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.coand made us a loop where we could link up with the first part of the Oregon Outback outside of Klamath Falls.

该first part followed 200 miles of Jason’s made-up route (almost all dirt road). In the second 200-mile section, we followed the documented Oregon Outback bikepacking trail.

餐饮

食物是在做任何野外任务成功,快乐,健康的一个重要因素。通过全新的冒险赛车,Jason和我知道我们的食物是在重量和密集的热量轻是很重要的。

这一次,我们有太多喂养我们的孩子们的更大的挑战。马克斯是一个多产的snacker但挑剔的晚餐和早餐。与狂欢吃超过我们所有的人(严重),但还不能有盐,并且母乳喂养的他只需要一小部分。

幸运的是,我们能够从冒险宴请,当地弯启动捡一些伟大的饭菜。他们甚至与我们一起创造一些无钠脱水婴儿食品。五天的价值的有机婴儿食品在不到一磅称重。最重要的是,它是如此之好,最多会吃剩菜!

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

Daily Flow

In general, we stuck to our roles and followed the natural rhythms of our home life. I woke up early and made coffee and breakfast.

Jason packed up the tent while I fed the kids and then we took turns getting the bikes ready while one of us played with the kids. Whoever wasn’t towing the beastly trailer was on kid duty — telling stories, delivering snacks as we rode, and keeping sunscreen applied.

On average, we could go for about 2 hours before they would ask for a stop. Our breaks lasted for an hour — full of yummy food and playing in the dirt so that when it was time to get back on the bikes, they were tired and ready.

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
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Nearly every day, we all experienced “finish fever,” a phenomenon we know so well from耐力赛。越接近你的目标,更多的情绪排水每英里的。

我们创建了他的冒险的朋友“塞尔达”离开了他一个小玩具和线索,在每一个新的阵营,一个持续的故事情节减轻此为最大。这是我们的救星。

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.

We discussed various scenarios over our melting convenience store ice cream and decided to call in the rescue. It was the best decision for everyone. Our friend came out with his bike, Jason drove the kids home, and I got to finish the loop with a good friend and no kids.

Bikepacking Gear

从自行车到营地灯,这是使我们一天后去一天的齿轮。

Niner RLT 9 RDO:$ 6,600

RLT 9 RDO砾石自行车

我达到了我的碳Niner RLT 9 RDO碎石自行车这一使命,因为行程的前半部分充满了未知的道路。Niner调用RLT 9 RDO它的“多刀自行车”,其应对从粗砾什么泥土小径平滑沥青的能力。我完全同意。

再加上舒适的乘坐所作的周到管结构,即使在牵引上粗糙,颠簸路面孩子40英里的极轻且刚性碳帧。

What’s more, it can take a range of different-sized tires, from super-skinny 650c x 28c tires to 2.0. The 26 mounts make this bike an amazing gear-hauler as well.

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

No matter how good carbon bikes get, nothing beats the feel of an expertly built steel frame. The new Ritte Satyr was designed by the legendary Tom Kellog and definitely qualifies as “expertly built.”

虽然不是bikepacking专门设计的,自行车是强壮和苗条的完美结合。并以某种方式对其执行同样加载向下一个额外的150磅(齿轮和拖车),为当它是未支配。

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

老山人自行车架

Racks and panniers are necessary on longer bikepacking trips. And carrying gear for four on two bikes made this even more important.

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。

机架是轻量级,但超魁梧,用70磅的限制。我们做了满载架一个有趣的测试(140磅总数),并与孩子们拖车(85磅),共添加到标准体重自行车225磅。它认为有关的灵活的坦克,但其实很骑乘。

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Bikepacking Bags: $49-158

Revelate Nano Panniers - Bikepacking Gear

作为冒险赛车手,我们已经习惯了背着就结束多天的背包。但是,使我们需要适合我们的自行车车架上的一切是惊人和释放。

Apidura和Revelate的设计中the best bikepacking bags of 2020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。

因为我的帧大小XS,我需要去拉拖车,我的包包范围挑选从稀少。而且由于贾森需要能够适应两个机架和拉拖车,他的选择也渺茫。但是,我们能够拿出完美的组合,以我们需要的一切契合。

From Revelate Designs, we used theMountain Feedbag Handlebar Bag($49), the乔伊下管袋($69), and theNano Panniers($ 150)。

从Apidura,我们使用了Expedition Frame Pack($ 118),所述远征马鞍包($ 158),和远征车把包($129).

店Revelate车把袋店Revelate下管袋
店Revelate裙撑店远征框架包
店远征马鞍包Shop Expedition Handlebar Pack

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纱,雪板绑带: $6-10

纱,雪板绑带

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。

We ended up using these in place of many stock straps that come with bike bags because they’re so much more durable and easier to adjust. Also, having a few extra on hand is always a good idea for repairs.

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Weehoo IGO两: $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。

该建筑是便宜结束。座椅靠背口袋,背篓是廉价的邻质不适合重物。但实际拖车感觉超固体,并且可调节非常简单。

我们大量修改我们的拖车,以满足我们的需要。我们删除了踏板和一个座位安装汽车座椅来代替。像灯罩/防雨罩和脚架东西都单独出售。他们是质量差为你付出什么,但可能值得的长途旅行而不管。

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

目标零风险30

We relied on our phone for our camera, GPS, and noise machine (for our 9-month-old). Being able to keep it and our headlamps charged up was super important. Enter the Goal Zero Venture.

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 Sunlight

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。

到了晚上,孩子们也爱和它的“派对模式”功能,播放和观看灯变色。杰森,我喜欢它以其柔和的光线下看书或做魔方in the tent while the kids slept.

这也是超级简单补给。我们只是将它夹在我们的机架或前袋的顶部,这将是太阳能通过我们到达营地时收取。

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RumplStash Mat($ 69):Junior Blanket($49)

Rumpl藏匿垫

该lightweight, durableStash 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.

And it became 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.

Rumpl Junior Blanketwas Max’s favorite on-the-go blanket. He loved covering his legs up and getting cozy with it on the chillier days on the bike. We loved it because it’s light, packs down super small, and holds up to dirt and heavy use.

店藏匿垫店少年毯

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 theWing Tarp($ 190)雨水覆盖。

My favorite was that it is equally easy to set up either the house or the wing first and then add the other in a flash. When the rain threatened, we threw up the tarp and then put up the mesh house underneath. And when the sky cleared later that night, the tarp easily came off so we could count the stars until we fell asleep.

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KATADYN BeFree重力3L过滤器:$ 70

Katadyn BeFree Water Filter

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Eats Dehydrated Meals:$ 10-11每

adventure Eats Dehydrated Meals

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。

And we love that they’re made from local ingredients in small batches right down the street from us in Bend, Oregon. Best of all, the meals we tested are really tasty dry (seriously) and can be cold-cooked in about 90 minutes if you run out of fuel.

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儿童睡眠套件

小莫婴儿睡袋

Sleeping well on family adventures is key. And making it as light as possible is just as important. For our 3-year-old, we used a set of破冰船260技术基础层($ 60),他心爱的Big Agnes Little Red 15 Degree Sleeping Bag($ 70),和一个小THERM-A-休息PROLITE睡垫($95) that fit perfectly in the sleeve of the sleeping bag.

For our 9-month-old, we used aWoolino Onesie($30), a莫里森户外小莫20度向下婴儿睡袋($ 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。

店破冰船基层店大艾格尼丝儿童睡袋店千卡-A-休息睡垫店OnesieShop Baby Sleeping Bag店NEMO睡垫

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.

想办法让它变得有趣全家,并记住,不好的情绪和崩溃会通过。

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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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