Big Forest Bike Fully Loaded Test Ride

The frame is going to the painters on Friday. I wanted to ride it one last time before ordering a new stem. I also wanted to load it up to see how it behaves.

I didn’t take much care over the packing. I just wanted a normal touring weight-load on-board.

I haven't used panniers in a few years. I pack less than before, prefering a bivvy and tarp over a tent, and just use a Carradice and dry-bag combo.

On Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July I'll be touring on it to start my Outlaw training. I might even do a short prologue ride with a Bier Pause on the Friday night. 

On the Sunday I'll be racing the Tegensee Triathlon. Tegensee is only 50km from Munich but I'll take a circular route to get in about 120km on Day 1. More details next week.