Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Still riding...

although Becca is getting faster now she is riding to work most days. I hvae the WTB Weirwolf 29x2.55's fitted and I am loving the floaty comfort and grip :)

Just tried out my GDR-UK loading on the bike and it all fits pretty well. The camelbak bladder is a little narrow and rounded compared with the pocket in the back of the AlpKit pack but it works OK. Loads of room in the rack pack for food and snacks in the frame bag. I might even put the waterproofs in the Gourdon as it only has my clothes and sleeping bag in it! Guess it depends on the weather!

Full kit list so far:

BIKE
GPS
Frame Pack
Ft light
Rack
Rack bag
Rr light

FRAME PACK
£/Credit Card
Buff
Glasses cleaner
Maps
Montane Jacket
Montane Trousers
Snacks
Sunglasses+case
4x Lithium AA's
chain oil
pump
Tool kit**
Tube

RACK BAG
1st aid kit*
Bivvi bag
Camp soap
Ear plugs
Food
Matches in ziplock bag
Mini lock
Razor+oil
Scourer in ziplock bag
Sleeping mat
Stove
Suncream
Ti Mug
Ti spork
Toothbrush+paste
TP

ALPKIT GOURDON 20L
Altura longs
Camelbak 2l bladder
Camera+case (Left-pocket)
Cycling shorts
Merino LS
Merino Cycling Jersey
Merino socks
Sleeping bag
Snacks (Right-pocket)

WEAR
Baggy shorts
Cap
Cycling shoes
Cycling shorts
Helmet
Merino Cycling Jersey
Merino socks
Glasses
Summer gloves
Watch

1st Aid Kit*
3x Antiseptic wipes
Bandage
2x Dressing
Foil blanket
Plasters
Savlon
Scissors
Tape
Tweezers
Vitamin N
Latex gloves
2x Rehydration salts
Water purifier tabs
Safety pins
Needles+floss
Whistle

Tool Kit**
£cash
Chain links
Chainring bolt tool
Chainring bolts x2
Electrical tape
Gaffer tape
Leatherman knife
Puncture repair kit
Spokes+nipples
Topeak Hexus multi tool
Tyre boot
Zip ties


So there you go, a tantalising list of kit. I have left out some info and particular models as its no fun if some one tells you everything! Have fun trying it for your self. I am still waiting on a couple of small bits (50ml bottles, Cyalume's and possibly a basha/cord/pegs if the weather looks iffy)

Check out dR jOhNs blog for the ultimate (?) bloody mary :)

Right, off to help my sister move house!

Alex

4 comments:

Clink said...

razor & oil???; needles and floss??soap?? OK if 3 or 4 nights, but not needed for a couple of nights surely?

Alex said...

Needles+floss = emergency repair kit if a bag splits / clothing snags on thorns...it happens.

The soap is the Lifesystems stuff that you can use to wash yourself, food and pots+pans plus its safe for the enviroment.

Razor+oil as it weighs next to nothing but I feel a lot more human after.

I agree that for a night or two you could loose a bit of that list and possibly add a couple of items depending on the trip / who else is going.

Alex

Martin said...

Hope that Leatherman doesn't have a 3+ inch locking blade otherwise the police will just have to arrest you.

Alex said...

Have to catch me first :) Pretty sure it is 2 3/4" blade length.

Alex