Once again I have loaded up the Giant Loop Great Basin, the Triumph top box, and my 20 year-old Chase Harper tank bag. I will be out 7 nights, 2 in a HoJo’s along the Maine highway as I head up and back, and 5 nights tenting in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. The big bag has the sleeping bag, blanket, some clothes & camping gear.
On the frame above the chain guard hangs a tool bag with cans of both WD-40 and chain lube, toothbrushes & duct tape.
The tent is a Kaufland 2-person, $35 Amazon find but rolls small and was very roomy for me alone last month even with a lot of gear brought inside. It is also very warm and I never got inside the sleeping bag in New Hampshire’s mountains and even had to take off the top vent cover it was so warm. It will do nicely in Canada for the 5 tenting nights.
I will leave in two days and meet him in 4 days around Amherst, NS, the first town in NS after coming from New Brunswick. I will skip PEI this time and we’ll go to Cape Breton for most of the trip.