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sah-kuhl pack-ing

Noun, verb

The act of packing your gear onto your bike for a cycling trip.

Example usage: I need to spend some time cycle packing before I can head out on my tour.

Most used in: Countries with long-distance cycle touring routes.

Most used by: Long-distance cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Bikepacking, Cycle Touring, Bicycle Touring, Bike Touring,


What is Cycle Packing?

Cycle packing is a term used to describe the process of packing a bicycle for transport. It involves carefully packing the bike in an appropriate container, such as a bike box or bag, to protect it from damage during transit. This is especially important when travelling by air, as the pressure and temperature changes in the cargo hold can cause damage to the bike.

It is important to ensure that the bike is properly secured in the box or bag before it is shipped, as the bike can move around during transit and cause damage to itself and other items in the hold. It is also important to ensure that the box or bag is of a suitable size to accommodate the bike, and is well padded to protect it from knocks and bumps.

When travelling by air, it is important to check with the airline before booking, as some airlines will refuse to accept bicycles as baggage. It is also important to check the weight and size restrictions for the bike box or bag, as these will vary from airline to airline.

Statistics show that over 40 million people in the US alone are regular cyclists, and this number is growing every year. With more people travelling by bike, cycle packing is becoming an increasingly important skill for cyclists who want to take their bikes on their travels.


The Origins of Cycle Packing

The term 'cycle packing' was first used in the early 1880s in the United Kingdom to refer to the practice of carrying items on a bicycle. This was a popular activity among early cyclists, who would attach baskets and bags to their bikes in order to transport goods and baggage.

The term was first used in the cycling magazine The Bicycle, which was published between 1880 and 1885. It was also used in the cycling magazine The Wheel World, which was first published in 1881. The term was used to describe the practice of carrying items on a bicycle, and it was also used in other cycling publications of the period.

The term 'cycle packing' is still used today to refer to the practice of carrying items on a bicycle. It is a popular activity among cyclists, and it is a great way to transport goods and baggage while cycling.

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