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Stowage Plan and Equipment
The diagram below shows the spaces and panniers where everything will go and the weight distribution. There may still be some rearrangement done at the last minute after I do the final weighing to make sure the weight distribution is good.
Due to space limitations, there will be no cooking paraphernalia of any kind since that space/weight is used for camera and related gear for making the video production.
One of the risks of touring alone is leaving the gear on the bike while going inside stores and restaurants. To mitigate that, all key items and electronics inside the handlebar bag which will be removed when leaving the bike. The bag disconnects easily from its holding bracket and weighs 6.5 pounds.
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