Gear


The total weight of the bicycle, trailer, and gear is 87.7 lbs. See the breakdown.

Post-Ride Gear Performance Review

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Cycling Gear (See the Bike page for bicycle specs.)

  • Shimano SH-M020 cycling shoes
  • 1 can of Halt!
  • water bottle in cage (bought second bottle and cage in Breckenridge, CO)
  • 2.5 L MSR Hydromedary hydration system
  • Giro Stelvio Helmet (replaced with Giro Gila helmet in Pueblo, Colorado)
  • Bolle sunglasses with Rx insert
  • Planet Bike Dual Spot LED/halogen headlight
  • Lighweight lock (to keep people honest)
  • Maps (ACA route maps and state road maps)
  • EMS Trekker 2000 Backpack (modified to mount to rear of seat)

Camping

Cooking/Food

  • Lightweight nylon bag for food
  • Stove - MSR SuperFly stove with AutoStart ignitor - 5.1 oz. All about stoves
  • 2 canisters isobutane for stove at a time (resupply by mail drop or in stores along the way).
  • 2-quart pot - MSR Blacklite
  • lexan bowl, cup (doubles as measuring cup), utensils
  • Small containers of dish soap (Mountain Suds), salt, pepper, garlic, sugar
  • Scotch Brite scrub pad
  • 4 Liter MSR DromLite water container

Clothing - this is a cotton–free zone! Why?

  • 2 pair Coolmax Alta shorts with liners
  • 1 pair lightweight nylon shorts
  • 1 pair long cycling tights (I lose my pride while wearing these.)
  • 2 short sleeve Coolmax Alta shirts (white)
  • 1 sleeveless Coolmax Alta shirt (white)
  • long sleeve Coolmax Alta shirt (navy)
  • long sleeve Coolmax heavy weight shirt (white)
  • microfiber fleece vest
  • Marmot Precip rain jacket and pants
  • 4 pair Coolmax socks (3 short, 1 long) (Wal-Mart)
  • 2 pair synthetic underwear (Campmor)
  • baseball hat
  • bandana

First Aid/Personal Care

  • First aid kit (Neosporin, Band-Aids, ACE Bandage, gauze pads, kling gauze, saftey pins, matches, Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed, etc.)
  • Aquis pack towel
  • Foot powder
  • Moisturizer
  • Soap
  • Bug spray
  • Little bottles of hotel shampoo
  • Deodorant

Maintenance

  • 2 - 20" spokes
  • 2 - 16" spokes
  • Kevlar emergency spoke
  • 2- 20" tubes (bike)
  • 16" tube (trailer)
  • 2 tube repair kits
  • Continental Top Touring 20" tire (for bike)
  • 16" Primo Comet tire (for trailer)
  • pump (Topeak Mountain Morph) with built in pressure gauge
  • 2 spare chain links
  • Ritchey CPR-13 multitool [picture]
  • 2 tire levers
  • chain lubricant
  • Duct tape (15' wrapped around a pen barrel)
  • Safety pins
  • Sleeping pad repair patch
  • Tent repair kit
  • Small sewing kit

Misc.

  • Swiss army knife (really small one)
  • National Park Pass
  • AAA Card
  • Credit card/debit card/checks
  • Traveler's checks

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