Why not integrate fitness into a lifestyle? If you are going to camp backpack or bike instead of driving. I purchased a Burly trailer for my bike for camping, and it is time to use it. No excuses. Time to hit the road with it. No more lollygagging.
I thought that the trailer would be easier than having a bunch of overloaded panniers on my bike. Since I’m going camping next week with my son-in-law I decided to go on a training ride tonight. I will take another one or two rides with it before we leave next Monday. Next week is my spring break.
I read a bunch of books about people who rode cross-country and a good number of them used a trailer. I figured if they could do it so could I, and then I found some people online that were traveling across whole continents that had the very same trailer. The trailer was also cheaper than new panniers as well as more racks, and I think they have less balance issues.
I’ve been on a couple of errands with the trailer but nothing over maybe a quarter of a mile. The trailer was attached to my wife’s Diamondback comfort bike, and I would go to the store and the the recycle center Both near my house. Tonight I switched it over to my hybrid, packed it up with camping gear, and took off. Actually it was easier to pull than I thought it would be. That was a nice surprise. Here is a picture at the halfway mark. More to report later on my preparation, and the actual trip.