I got a good ride on Sunday, December 21st. I decided to load up my LowePro Photo AW 200 pack with my new camera gear, supplies and full water bladder to see how it felt  Well, it sucked.  The pack came in just under 20lbs. I was carrying a D750, 50mm f/1.8 and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Nikon lens. I sold a 24-120mm f/4 Nikon lens and purchased a 16-35mm f/4 lens, which I will probably use solely on my trip to Nepal. My legs actually felt pretty strong on the ride even with the added weight, and I was riding my 35lb Kent Eriksen bruiser bike.

I met my buddies TJ Kearns, owner of Timothy James Photography, and Scott Besst for lunch.  TJ was telling about f-stop gear adventure bags. It sounded interesting, but after investigating, my LowePro Photo AW 200 will work just as good. Many professional photographers believe backpack photo bags are not feasible. If you are mountain biking it is really the only option having a bag that offers a water bladder is a requirement. I got a few comments on Sunday about the size of my backpack, but I didn’t reveal it had camera gear inside.


  • Ride Name: 12/21/2014 Canton, GA
  • Distance: 12.03 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1196.85 ft
  • Moving Time: 01:56:33
  • Location: Canton GA

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