yayanotherride wrote:Why are BV not taking into account the fact that the average bag suitable for these rides weighs 3 - 4.5kg (eg, average technical backpack)?
Other rides using 2-bags systems allow 23 - 25 kg combined total.
Also, flying will be more expensive - Qantas immediately charge when more than 2 pieces of luggage.
AND getting to the ride start will be trickier (I ain't a local).
Why not look after:
• the wellbeing of the luggage contractors and their volunteers, as well as
• the paying participants trying to do their best with their travel items and camping gear - especially those joining from far afield, and those who are single and do not share their camping load with another!
How about the solution of a luggage allowance of 2 x 12 kg bags, in the hope that one of those can be put in or attached to the other (therefore full-sized bag) in transit?
How about just excepting the conditions, finding your own solution and getting on with it?
You don't complain to the airline when it say's what your weight restrictions are, and baggage limit.
For those that need one bag on the plane, to accompany there bike, how about packing a bag within the bigger bag, and then when you get to your destination, separating out into two bags.
More room, better weight distribution, you can keep your wets well away from you dries etc