Below is the equipment I am currently using. There are a few changes from my previous trip so if you want to see my kit list for Cephalonia 2010 then click here.
This was a gift from my family for my 34th Birthday in 2010. It had done nearly 1500 miles so far. I have added spd pedals, two water bottles, front and rear pannier racks.
Once again, a joy. No problems whatsoever
Giro Indicator Helmet
After getting a red and black bike I bought red gear as I needed it. However I didn’t need a new helmet so stuck with my blue one. I joked that if I had a red one it would make me go faster- we’ll see! I think I did!!
Rear: Revolution Adventure Welded Panniers
Good, spacious, waterproof. What more do you need? I got a new bracket to replace the one I ripped off and it is doing fine.
Again they were excellent- kept everything dry- plenty big enough.
Bar: Altura Dryline Bar Bag
Possibly a bit too big, but water-proof and ideal for keeping the important things to hand whilst cycling; chocolate, music, sandwiches… It did everything it was meant to.
I have the large blue, and medium yellow one.
Great for taking dry clothes to the shower! and making sure books stay dry.
Vango Superlite Helium 100
It is just big enough for me to fit inside, but is very warm and very light. It is also very easy to put up and take down.
The second biggest item on my bike!
However, I do often suffer from lower back pain so a good night’s sleep is going to be important. Quite bulky, but not that heavy but it rolls up nice and tight and making the ground very comfortable!
Sadly it got a puncture on the first night and so was not so useful! It is a hard one to think about because I good sleeping map is important but I have yet to find .one that doesn’t puncture around the valve
Specialized BG Primo SPD Shoes
it seems that cycling shoes only come in black or grey. So I have personalised with some red laces!!
Great, comfortable, will last a long time I am sure.
Big Man’s Tailored Jersey (from USA!!) – Great
Specialized Lycra Shorts – Essential!
Revolution Blades Sunglasses
I use all three lens types at various points.
Second summer in a row that the arm has snapped half way. Will replace for next year.
Technology: Nokia E72
This will hold all my mp3, keep me in touch with blog and home, maps, gps and camera.
Again an essenial piece of kit, ideal for this.