After many dark weeks, I finally found the energy to take some nicer photos of Crunch before the scratching and denting begins.
This previous post has some background about Crunch. In short, it’s intended for long (3 months+), self-supported bikepacking trips. The next big phase of preparation is luggage. The subject of my current agonizing obsession is the choice of backpack to strap to the rear rack. See this video or this article by a bike traveler named Tristan Ridley for reference.
I’m happy to answer any questions about component choices and/or performance in the comments. Any suggestions/advice about strapping a backpack to the rear rack would be appreciated!