Failed! Haha. It always surprises me how much ignorance and our false ideas about how much we know and understand, can alter our reality. This is how in my mind I was going to be capable of doing what I want to do, ppff! Haha Only in my dreams!
So I had to go back after I fall off the bicycle due to a 2mi/hr wind! Lol. I thought ok I’ll just get ride of a couple of these big stuff that really don’t need and rushed back to drop them off and get back on the road! Little that I knew bicycle was absolutely overweighted, poorly distribution of that same weight! Almost too simple of a concept with profound implications in terms of handling and control of the bike.
So after realizing I did not have to leave in a rush without thinking things through was not going to do any good to my adventure.
After reevaluating my initial set up I took a few items I really didn’t need, use some spaces I didn’t think of before and most importantly I reduced the volume of the load which not necessarily means lighter but although closely related, has a great impact on the handling of the bicycle specially when exceeds certain height.
So in resume this is what I ended up with on my second attempt. And guess what?! It works beautifully! I can definitely feel the load on the back but I have near to 100% control of the bike now.
Total height is now below 18″ and it makes a huge difference!
So now I am ready!