He who would travel happily must travel light.”  Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Bicycle: The first 14, 000 kilometers was with a Dawes Vantage 2011, followed by a Dawes Super Galaxy 2012.

Bicycle Accessories: ×2 Swalbe Marathon Tires; ×2 front panniers; × 2 rear panniers; handlebar bag; dry bag (all my bags are Ortlieb); low riding front rack (Tubus); ×3 water bottles and cages; tool kit; ×3 spare inner tubes; spare folding tyre; ×6 spare spokes; ×4 spare break pads; front and rear lights; bike helmet; bike computer; bike horn; bike lock.

Camping Equipment: Tent (Vango Banshee); Thermarest sleeping mat (cheap foam after mine malfunctioned west of Urumqi); sleeping bag (two in winter); flannel pillow; MSR Whistlelight multi-fuel stove, MSR annual maintenance kit; MSR fuel bottle; herbs and spices; cooking pot and cutlery; small tea and coffee pot.

Electronics: Lumix GF3 camera and 14-42mm lens; Compaq laptop; USB and SD memory cards; AA and AAA battery charger; spare batteries; 2GB iPod; Garmin eTrex10; Kindle.

Clothes and other stuff: Shimano MT43 shoes; waterproof cycling jacket; lycra; cycling jersey, waterproof jacket; adventure pants, board shorts, flannel shirt and shirt; thermal top (two in winter); Thermajock; socks and undies; waterproof map bag; waterproof overtrousers; first aid kit; camera tripod; camera handlebar tripod; universal plug adapters; sunglasses; sunscreen; country maps; travel case (containing passports and documents); water filter tablets; toiletries; swimming goggles; snow goggles (in winter); Gore-Tex winter cycling gloves; RAB balaclava.

Let me know if you think I could improve my equipment!

My gear prior to leaving on my last trip

Taking a break in Normandy, France

9 comments on “Gear

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