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Gear List

Here’s a tentative list of gear to be carried on the bike (very tentative and open to suggestions!)

  • 2 pair of bike shorts
  • 2-3 bike jerseys
  • Gortex rain jacket
  • Gortex pants
  • Pant cuff wrap
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Wicking shirt
  • Fleece top (cold riding and in camp)
  • Biking shoes (off road for easier walking off the bike)
  • Waterproof low hiking shoes for use in camp
  • Wicking socks – heavy and light
  • Biking gloves, heavy and light
  • Waterproof helmet cover
  • Helmet
  • Brooks seat wrench
  • Mirror
  • Sun glasses
  • Lock and cable
  • Leatherman tool
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag with waterproof stuff sack
  • Ground tarp
  • Mattress
  • Pillow
  • Shorts
  • Camping underwear (fast drying)
  • Non-riding, evening shirts (wicking?)
  • Camp pants
  • Bathing suit
  • Camera
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Computer and charger
  • Spare tubes
  • Spare tire
  • Extra spokes
  • Pump
  • Repair tools
  • Tire changing tools
  • Chain lube
  • 2 water bottles
  • Chamois Butt’r
  • Ziplock bags
  • Razor
  • Camp soap
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Debit or credit card
  • Stove
  • Knife
  • First aid kit
  • Lip balm
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellent
  • Deoderant
  • Road ID
  • Handlebar bag
  • Maps
  • Pens
  • Stamps
  • Addresses
  • Headlamp (for use in camp)
  • Journal
  • Book(s)

Thoughts from Warren, who’s ridden across the country (and on other continents as well):

First thoughts – gortex jackets and pants do not work for us – a rain coat with zips under the arms and the rain legs – every time. rain cover for helmet – a cycling hat is better worn under the helmet – it has a peak at the front and has a second use off the bike. shoes for camp – Inov8 shoes every time – lightest waterproof shoes in the world.

Click to see a comprehensive list supplied by Jim.


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