Gear

Every thing is preliminary

There will be a strong effort to minimize the load and keep things simple as to what was available in 1976.

Bruce Gordon (with Ultegra 9 speed STI)

  • fenders
  • handlebar bag
  • seat bag
  • rack pack
  • hub generator
  • B&M Luxos U lamp and USB charger and B&M TopLine taillight
  • Garmin 500 cycle computer (compact and simple)
  • 32 mm Gator Hard Shell folding tires
  • 2 – 24 oz water bottles and 1 – 16 oz water bottles. All plain plastic.
  • front and back Ortleib Packer Plus panniers
  • 2 – spare tubes with patch kit.
  • tire pump (basic), CO 2 infiltrator with three cartridges.
  • spare cables, fiber spoke, nuts and bolts.
  • Allen wrenches, spoke wrench, multi-tool with small pliers, 8 & 10 mm wrenches (small).
  • chain oil with rag
  • tail lamp, head lamp
  • duck tape, electrical
  • saddle cover

Bedroom

  • Kelty Salida 2 Tent  with Black Diamond poles and stakes.
  • foot print
  • Marmot Helium 15 degree sleeping bag
  • Exped SynMat UL 7
  • silk liner
  • Exped pillow pump

Kitchen (enough to be able to have instant oatmeal and coffee in the mornings.)

  • alcohol stove with wind shield
  • Heet (yellow) alcohol fuel
  • aluminum pot
  • microwave bowel
  • microwave cup
  • spoon
  • matches
  • paring knife

Food (main meals in cafes, fast food, restaurants)

  • Folgers Black Silk instant coffee packets.
  • Quaker Instant oatmeal packets
  • Lipton instant chicken noodle packets( emergency meals)
  • Essential C packets
  • Daily Gatorade carry.

Electrical

  • Black Diamond head lamp 3 X AAA
  • USB battery charger / power stick with 6 X AAA and 6 X AA eneloop batteries . USB micro & mini usb cords wall USB charger. AAA to AA adapters
  • Droid Maxx cell phone phone, camera, gps
  • Wi-Fi tablet Nexus 7
  • camera Canon 2 X AA
  • GPS unit

Clothes

  • 1-wind shirt
  • 1-wind pants
  • wind gloves
  • 1-bike rain jacket
  • 1-hiking shorts (one pair)
  • Tilly hat
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 handkerchiefs
  • 1 long sleeve shirt
  • swim suit
  • 1 pair underwear
  • 2 pair bike socks
  • 1 pair bike bibs
  • 1 long sleeve bike jersey
  • 1 pair cycling sandals
  • 1 pair flip flops

Toilet

  • towel
  • soap
  • toothbrush
  • toothpicks
  • tooth paste
  • floss
  • roll toilet paper
  • nail clippers
  • razor, Ladies BIC

Miscellaneous

  • sun-cream
  • insect repellent, spray and liquid
  • first aid kit
  • folding scissors
  • needle
  • tweezers
  • Motrin
  • anti-acid
  • salt tabs
  • meds
  • safety pin
  • ink pin
  • paper pad
  • lashing straps