When our friend Nils invites us bikecamping, not having "the right gear" is not an excuse. This weekend 6 She Wolves made it up to Henninger Flats with various setups ranging from "sik" to "grrl you cray".
Henninger is around 20 miles east and uphill from Los Angeles. The last 3 miles of the ride is up, Mount. Wilson Toll Road, a sandy dirt fire road/hiking trail with 1700+ feet of elevation gain. The summer heat and the steep grades tested even the strongest riders but the views and camaraderie were well worth it. For a few riders in our group this was their first time camping by bike, but it's safe to say it won't be the last. Stay tuned for more She Wolf ADVENTURE Team reports!
BIKE: Surly Cross Check (Steel CX/Touring)
SET UP: Touring/ Surly front and rear racks and 4 Brooks Panniers
SPECIAL CARGO: cream cheese stuffed sweet peppers
BIKE: All City Mr. Pink (Steel Road with 32c tires)
SET UP: Revelate Bikepacking Bags/Saddle bag, tangle bag, front bag
SPECIAL CARGO: giant bag of wine and cucumber mint camp cocktails
BIKE: LOOK (Carbon Road with 28c tires)
SET UP: Roadrunner Bags Burrito Supreme Handlebar Bag and Large Anything Backpack
SPECIAL CARGO: Harmonica
ERIN AND TEA DOUGH
BIKE: TINY TANDEM
SET UP: 2 PANIERS
SPECIAL CARGO: ALL THE DIPS
BIKE: Steel Cyclocross
SET UP: Rear rack, rack top bag, and backpack
SPECIAL CARGO: SCRATCHY
SHE WOLF ADVENTURE TEAM
Words and smart phone photos by Susie unless otherwise credited.