Hey! Thanks for having me!

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by mythste, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. mythste

    mythste Hiker


    I must start with a confession. I'm not actually a backpacker. Moreover a bikepacker.

    Fortunately, I have a healthy respect for those with boots instead of wheels and have found that, in the pursuit of fantastic equipment, we have far more similarities than differences.

    Most of my "touring" has been heavily laden, with comfort being the focus ahead of gram counting. However, as I get older, I realise I can spend more, weigh less, and enjoy the journey more. 2 out of three aint bad.

    Anyway, I shall try and caveat experience based advice with my two wheeled shame should I ever see fit to dish it out. It seems you have a thorough and engaging forum here. I look forward to getting stuck in!

    JimH, Meadows, Arne L. and 2 others like this.
  2. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Welcome, sure you & us will learn from each other
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Chief Slackpacker Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum mythste :)
  4. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the forum mythste :thumbsup:
  5. Darren

    Darren Trail Blazer


    Yes, like you say both cross over in so many respects.
    Rmr likes this.
  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    @mythste welcome t'forum :thumbsup: there's a few bikepackers and aspiring :whistling: bikepackers here... No talk of booits though :biggrin: well not at least till those of us that get nesh when the wet white stuff falls :coldfeet: unless tha means hightop plimsoles:biggrin::D:biggrin:
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  7. mythste

    mythste Hiker

    I fear that the difference between a bikepacker and an aspiring bikepacker, as with many things, is confidence and not competence!

    You havent lived until you have just slipped off a pair of damp padded bib-shorts only to realise you have no option but to bare-arse it onto the freezing tarp beneath you before shuffling into something "a little more comfortable" for the kip. Simply delightful.
    Darren, Rmr and Chiseller like this.
  8. Darren

    Darren Trail Blazer

    Have a lol
  9. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Summit Camper

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