With so little walking in this event, it makes a lot of sense to have the bike carry most of your load. I'm hoping to get by with just a small camelbak and some stuff in my pockets on my back (everything else in bags on the bike). If you want a bike rack and have been struggling to work out how to put a conventional one on your bike, this should be of interest to you.
Freeload - the Dunedin designers of fancy, lightweight, bolt-onto-any-type-of-bike, carriers have managed to get their manufacturers to make a few more racks in their first batch, which will arrive by the end of the first week of January 2010. People who order them will receive them within 2-3 days, giving them 2-3 weeks of testing/trialling loads etc before the brevet.
They should have between 20 and 30 racks available to buy, on a first-in first-served basis. They will only be available to Kiwi Brevet riders, and be at our launch special price of $120 NZD for one rack or $200 for two, including shipping and GST.
Check the racks out at www.freeload.co.nz
Rather than ordering through the website, if people should order by email directly to email@example.com (that way he'll know you are a brevet rider).