In Banff, AB
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Bikes: Cannondale F400, Worksman Trike (customized for hauling)
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Like a chicken with head removed. 17 lbs of food. 6.16.02
Well, maybe just a little. I went food shopping today. I was advised by a previous cyclist to take about 8 days worth of food since there are relatively few places from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks. I also hit Walmart and got a a few things like an extra tire for the BOB (still need to pick up an extra tube), some super glue, a collapsable fishing rod, and some zip lock freezer bags.
The food I plan on eating for the first week or so includes: Bean soups, rice and beans, oatmeal, trail mix, tuna, couscous, mac and cheese, granola bars, and gatorade mix. The food and water is definately going to be the heaviest part of my gear. I think it will be kind of a trade off, heavy in the wilderness, light between cities. What kind of stinks is that I'll have lots of weight in the beginning and on gravel. Hopefully I won't have any difficulties with bike mechanics that I won't be able to fix myself.
All part of the grand experience, right?
Tomorrow I take apart the bike and try to fit my gear into boxes for the flight.
Pic: ~17 lbs of food.
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