With one bottle cage on the frame and a very tight front triangle, I have to get creative for gear. Last two years I had an MTX rack and trunkbag with extra water, supplies, clothing options. Last year it felt like overkill and when packed full made the bike unstable/top heavy. I'm trying to go light this year but find every route is a trade-off on this bike. Here I've got a double bottle cage coming off the seat which works great for rail trail type riding, but leaves me no place for a tool bag. Like Nate, I'm trying to avoid carrying a bunch of stuff on my back, except maybe in jersey pockets, but those may not be enough. I'd like to hear other suggestions for this bike if you have them.
Did a 50 mile out and back on Glacial Drumlin yesterday - east-west was the way to go with the winds out of the south.