The Gear

One goal is to carry as little as possible. Below is picture of my gear and a list of what I am bringing.


Trek Domane SL 5 Disc Bike – 62 cm frame
Bike Accessories:
Issi road pedals
Cell phone holder: Tackform Slim Fit
2 Dakine cool locks
NiteRider USB Swift-Sabre front and rear bike lights
2 Water bottles (26 oz. & 22 oz.)
1 Tire pump
Osprey Radial 26 Bike Backpack
Lone Peak Expandable Mini-Wedge Bicycle Seat Bag
Foldable mini backpack (a zippered grocery bag with straps)
Specialized Audax shoes
Perl Izumi Elite Pursuit Bike Shorts (just 1 pair; yes they get washed at night)
1 pair arm & leg sun protectors
1 pair thermal arm & leg warmers
1 bike helmet rain cover
1 bike shirt
1 pair finger-less bike gloves
1 pair fingered bike gloves
2 do rags (to keep sweat out of my eyes)
Crankbrothers 19-in-1 tool
2 Schwalbe extra-light weight tubes (SV-18: 700 cm)
Slime Skabs pre-glued patch kit
2 tire irons
2 hex wrenches whose size is not in the 19-in-1 tool
Non-Bike Items:
Merrell Bare Access Flex Ultralight Weight Sneakers
ASUS Transformer tablet computer
1 Nikon Coolpix camera
1 pair headphones
1 pair nylon pants
1 polo shirt
3 pairs lightweight socks
1 pair underwear (you don’t need underwear with bike shorts)
1 nylon t-shirt
1 thermal hat
1 kit with toothbrush/shaving/sunblock/etc.
Sunglasses with clip on mirror

Tackform cell phone holder and NiteRider light
Tackform cell phone holder and NiteRider light

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