Friday, April 23, 2010

TI v6 Packing list

Tossing this here in case anyone is interested and so I don't forget anything

Avid Torx tool
side cutters
electrical tape
zip ties
quick link
hunk of chain
bottle of chain lube
rubber gloves
spare shoe cleat
spare brake pads
extra bottle cage bolts
bottle of advil

6 tubes
6 c02 carts and inflater
patch kit
100 oz water bladder
4 water bottles
4 light batteries
two headlights
one tail light
cell phone
frame pump

toilet paper
flask of The Macallan 18 year
camel mojo
jade buddha mojo
Garmin 605 and external battery pack
cell phone

spare socks
spare gloves
spare hat
spare lenses for Oakleys

6 Garmin Francois bars
2 lbs of bacon
15 GU packets
8 tubes of Clif shot blocks
2 bottles of Boost

sense of humor
willingness to suffer


d.p. said...

a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc.

kc said...

i might think about using some chamois butter...;)

Buckshot77 said...

Hand pump? 6 CO2 carts won't last more than 2-3 flats on those monster vulpines.

Steve Fuller said...

Rick - Yeah. There's a hand pump mounted on my seat tube.

B I D W E L L said...

Best of Luck to you this weekend! You look well prepped!

Iowagriz said...

With the rain on Saturday morning and then clearing, I'd pack a 2nd pair of shorts for a mid-day change. Good luck

Taugimba said...

Now that is a list, good luck.

Neve_r_est said...

I think if I learned anything from events past and reading endless bikepacking event writeups, it's that I was carrying too much. Especially too much food. I think I still carried too much food, but It was less than normal. Gear wise it was right on other than forgetting the Pugsley.


Steve Fuller said...

DG - I weighed both the bike and the backpack after I got home last night. 46 lbs for the bike with food and water and 16 lbs for the pack. Too much. I was prepared for the apocalypse (which I thought I saw coming about 6 AM as close as the lightning strikes were getting), but I hadn't really had any time riding with that big of a load on either me or the bike. Lesson learned. Next time I'll just stock up at stores along the way.

I'll be curious to see if those with skinnier tires found the trek easier or harder.

Neve_r_est said...

That's about what my Arrowhead setup weighs.

Trade the sidecutters for a razorblade, ditch the co2 stuff and make sure you have a good pump(unlike the crap pump I had at Kanza last year. My Leyzne is the bomb), 4 bottles or a pack but prolly not both unless it's 100degrees, no more than 2000 calories for 50 mile streach between refuels. Practice with your gear.

Add a full frame bag for all clothes and food, stuff your camp gear in your pack and you're set for TW.

I don't think tires had too much effect either way, though I thought my 40s were a nice comprimise. I made up a lot of ground just picking good lines through the mud/gravel ruts and staying off the brakes. The other half of the ground I made up with my superb walking skillz on level Bs. I wasn't nearly as strong as half the people I was ahead of.

Have any problems with those fenders? I was happy I went with the minimalist setup there.


Cornbread said...

Great seeing ya again Steve! Bummer about the rain and wet roads this year. Next year will be better! See ya soon!

nick said...

hi. i hope the ride went well. i'm curious about the external battery pack for the 605. I just got one for a transamerica ride this summer to use in conjunction with adventure trail cycling maps. also on your surly LHT do you use the large arkel front bar bag? do you find it just right or is it unwieldy? Many thanks. great blogs

all the best,

Steve Fuller said...

Nick - The ride went. :) 60 miles was all I could muster before I opted to call it a day. Just one of those years. As far as your questions -

Battery pack - Tekkon MP1800
Biggest complaint is that I'd like it to come with a right angle USB adapter so the cable coming out of my GPS was a little more compact. I have heard of people making something simliar with 4 AA batteries and a metal tin from some mints.

The bar bag that I have is the small Arkel. It still holds a metric ton of stuff. I didn't find it unwieldy at all. Any larger and I would have been tempted to put too much stuff in it I think. Mounting it lower definitely helped too.