Going through the (E)motion

Updated: Sep 8, 2018


"Sitting in front of my laptop...floating away on a bikepacking adventure, I explored the reasons and motivations of bikepackers."



Let's rewind to a time before I even knew bikepacking existed.


Club and social rides were the mainstream cycling activity enjoyed by newbies, established cyclists and myself.

However I soon discovered that there is a pecking order amongst cycling groups. These divisions exist in life and in cycling and inevitably leads you to look for a different experience. Something to loosen "the knot" in your stomach.



share in this bikepacker's adventure to get away from it all



To break free from these boundries are not easy. I recall my first bikepacking overnighter, sure I was nervous, had to constantly remind myself to take it slow and focus on what nature had put on display.


But over time and a few bikepacking rides you will realize that you will get there when you get there. That there is no reason to compete and that you can pack way less than you think you will need.



ESCAPE, a glimpse into the mind of this bikepacker with the courage to change



What ever your motivations might be, all you need to do is to throw a leg over your bikepacking rig and smile.


SIMPLICITY - All you need is a tent, sleeping bag and a bike to evolve into a bikepacker.



A big THANK YOU to all our subscribers and club members supporting us.

I hope to see you on the road or on a club ride soon.


Happy Bikepacking

Bikepacking.Africa

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