Sometimes I want to ascend a steep (say, 50%) slope, where is impossible to ride and awkward to push/pull the bike.
I tried various ways of carrying the bike:
- Lifting it just 10 cm above the ground - good for very short sections
- Lifting it with one hand to shoulder height - good for short sections; the arm gets tired quicky
- Holding it above my neck with two hands; the arms get numb quickly
- Putting it on my backpack; the back starts to ache at random places, as if warped
I imagine the last idea, with resting the bike on the backpack, is the only usable one for long sections (say, 30-60 minutes walking). Am I right?
Which way can I secure my bike on my backpack, so the back ache (and supposedly damage) is minimized?
Update: I had a half-full 35-litre backpack at the day I had this problem. I am willing to fill my pack with light bulky stuff if needed, but I don't want a bigger pack: 35 L seems enough for maximal journeys I want to do; any bigger and it starts to be annoying.