Not my load personally, but the load I carry.
On the bike.
When I ride.
See, I'm sort of like a Boy Scout in the sense that I have this thing about being prepared.
That's just a personal quirk for I've never been a Boy Scout, though I was a Cub Scout once. Guess something rubbed off on me.
Anyways, while out on my ride today, as my legs were burning from the massive effort I was putting forth:
I started to think about all the extra stuff I carry around with me while on the bike.
Now, I'm no weight weenie or anything. I mean I don't load up and carry around a backpack filled with rocks, but neither do I fret about grams or ounces.
I am fat enough as it is.
Anyways, I have a seat bag:
In it, I carry the usual stuff:
I also carry a waist pack. In it, I carry the usual stuff:
bandages and tape
pen and small note pad
eye glass wipes
camera (not pictured)
cell phone (not pictured)
I also used to carry a flashlight, but since I ride mostly during the day, I took that out.
So, I was going through all this stuff, trying to decide what I really needed and what I actually need.
I mean, I need all that stuff, or I wouldn't be carrying it around, right?
No one in their right mind would carry around all this stuff just for the hell of it, right?
That's what I thought.
Well it turns out I decided I didn't actually need some the stuff:
I took out the band-aids since I already have gauze pads and tape.
That's sort of redundant, don't you know.
My waist pack feels a bit lighter.
I'm sure it'll make me faster.
My legs are already thanking me.