It looks like you even got the kitchen sink so I gotta ask (without sounding rude or anything) but what are you packing?
I was on the C&O Canal and guys had front & rear panniers AND a trailer. I wanted to stop one of them and ask 'what the heck is all that?'
Are you road biking or off road?
"Courage Grows Strong at a Wound" - Stewart Clan Motto
This is kind of why I wanted a hammock, figured I could cut the weight from the tent. Still think that is the case but it will have to be a summer trip so I can ditch the bag. I read Singletrack magazine and see the Brits mbiking with trailers in tow, not sure I want to try that where I live. Thanks for starting this thread, going to check out those links and make this happen soon. ONe thing I have done is pack in, set up camp, pack out and get the bike. That lets me ride to the camp site, which is already set up, spend the night, get another ride in the next day and then come back. On the Ozark Trail we have another option, which is to take the shuttle to the beginning and ride back to your camp.
Stopped at Barnes & Noble yesterday and wouldn't ya know it, the latest issue of Dirt Rag magazine covers bike camping, even reviews a Hennessy hanger. There's trip reports and gear reviews. http://www.dirtragmag.com/ is the Web site, but the features aren't there. Guess you gotta buy the real thing.
I'm a bicycle tourer too. Here are three pictures from a trip through Banff and Jasper national parks in Canada -- nice spot to bicycle and hang.
Thankyou for your thoughts and reply. I am so new at this I did not know how to find or if I had replies to my posts. I accidently bumpped into these. Thankyou again, I will read more and learn. Douglas
whenever I think about all the nights touring that I could have been in a hammock. Mentally evaluating the campsites for suitable trees.....only can remember one site, in a cornfield, where I would have had to go to ground.
I am an infrequent tourer nowadays, and now I drag a BOB trailer behind my MTB or cross bike on short trips. ANd always with a hammock.