Kit List

Below is the equipment I am currently using.  There is a kit-list for each of my previous trips in those sections- but it hasn’t changed much.

The Bike
Cube SL Cross Comp

This past March the frame snapped so Cube replaced it! All previous stuff was transferred over. One new addition is my rear triangle stand.

 


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- I think it has!

Luggage

carrying my worldly possesions
Rear: Revolution Adventure Welded Panniers
Good, spacious, waterproof.  What more do you need?  I got a new bracket to replace one I ripped off and one of the closing clips is gaffer-taped on, but still holds fine and keeps everything dry.

Bar: Altura Dryline Bar Bagfor valuables
Possibly a bit too big, but water-proof and ideal for keeping the important things to hand whilst cycling; chocolate, music, sandwiches…

Exped Dry Bags

The large blue one is great for keeping the clean clothes in, and away from the dirty ones- also helpful for shower trips.

My     home for 6 weeks!

Accommodation:
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.

Sleeping Mat
Quechua A200 Light

A much less subsancial mat than I have usually taken, but hopefully it will still do the trick. It fits into a pannier which the others didn’t!

Clothing

Obviously I will be taking some regular clothes but these are the specialist items…

Specialized BG Primo SPD Shoes
Last year these ripped along the right hand side, on the last day, but I took them to a good old fashioned cobbler and he fixed them wonderfully.

Big Man’s Tailored Jersey (from USA!!)
Specialized Lycra Shorts

Technology: Nokia E72everything but the sink!
This will hold all my mp3, keep me in touch with blog and home, maps, gps and camera. Still going strong.
This year I also have a Revolution Phone Holder.


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