|An approximation of the route across Michigan|
This tour will be different from others I've done because it involves a lot of time and camping. I'm sure my (total lack of) camping skills will play a role in how well I fare as the week progresses. The camping aspect also makes the tour an interesting challenge in logistics. I'll have to pack pretty much everything I'll need for the whole week. The PALM tour has a support van that will shuttle our luggage from one site to another, so weight and size isn't limited by what I can fit on my bike, but still, one doesn't want to bring more than they can carry. The mileage each day for PALM is about 40-50 miles per day, which isn't too bad. I anticipate the biggest challenge being not the individual days, but the sum of them over time.
I learned from TOSRV that even with best efforts, a lot can get packed for a multi-day tour. Here is the latest, ridiculously long list of stuff I'm planning to take on PALM.
In my duffel bag:
- Pack of Muscle Milk
In backpack (Camelbak backpack)
- Multi tool
Part 2 --->