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    grand junction to moab mtb ride, chain repair readiness question

    so i'm going to ride this thing called the kokopelli trail with a buddy. it's 142 miles over 3 days through the desert. we've never done anything this long before so we're putting together a list of stuff for our packs. one topic we're talking about is whether we'll take a whole spare chain or just like 10 links or so. i dont know if it's pertinent to the question but we'll both be riding singlespeeds. ...and we both have pretty new chains. we'll be maintaining them on the trail of course, but just in case one of them busts, i want to be prepared. i've heard people say things like: "once a chain breaks and is repaired, it will never be as strong as it was." is this true of the ENTIRE chain or just the links surrounding the break? we're trying to go as light as possible.

    thanks in advance for any advice. while i'm here i guess i'll just post the list, in case anyone has any suggestions or ideas. here it is:



    items for my pack:

    tp
    toothbrush/paste
    water
    food
    1 pair of boxers
    1 pair of flip flops
    small container of assorted meds
    sunscreen
    ball cap, or skull cap/beanie
    sleeping bag with compression stuff sack
    bivy sack
    long sleeve lifa shirt
    silk or light weight mts/capilene long underwear (to keep sun off legs at midday)???
    soft shell jacket or pullover
    Rain Shell
    Rain Fly (Use a garbage bag to line pack- lighter and will also serve to keep dirt out)
    brake cable
    alien tool (can share one of these to save weight)
    8mm hex for crankarm pinch bolts(also shareable)
    lockring wrench for me
    patch kit(shareable)
    tube (one each)
    cash/id/credit card


    items that will be on my body while riding:

    cycling shoes
    socks
    shorts
    jersey
    gloves
    glasses
    helmet

    items that will be on my bike:

    two bottles in cages
    pump (Shared item)

    single items we can split up between our packs to share the load:

    tikka headlamp
    chain lube
    stove/pan/fuel
    2 lexan forks
    matches
    lighter
    cell phone
    a few pieces of gauze, two gloves, 2 or 3 chest needles, and a small legnth of duct tape wrapped around a hollow/cut down bic pen tube, all in doubled-up ziplock bag. ...also neosporin, blister packs
    camera
    leatherman??
    15mm wrench for wheelset
    10 spare chain-links or full chain?
    hydration bladder patch kit??? do they make these?
    water purification tablets
    water filtration system??? (if we just take the tablets, maybe we can take some gu2o or something and just mix it really weak to cover the iodine taste)
    hand cleaner or soap (Or PURELL Wipes)

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    i don't know why this thread went up 3 times. ...if anyone knows how to remove the other two, feel free to educate me

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    Hey, good luck, I've ridden the entire Kokopelli's Trail. It's been a few years ago, I hope it is still as beautiful and undisturbed as it was in the 90's.......

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    A lot of the trail is very remote...unless you're going with a group like I did (Bikerpelli), I'd suggest taking a replacement chain.

    You may want to consider a folding replacement tire as well.

    I see you mention hydration repair kit; I don't see a hydration pack listed, but I'll assume you're taking one. There's no water to speak of, so plan carefully. If you end up taking the Onion Creek road, don't drink it's water. According to the Kokopelli travel guide (which I strongly suggest you purchase at bikerpelli.com), Onion Creek is too polluted from mining operations to even purify the water for drinking.

    Good luck. It really is a beautiful area of the country. Stick to the philosophy, "Leave no trace", and enjoy!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

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    thanks for the input everybody. ...i'm pretty psyched. i will have hydration of course, and we got the guide from bikerpelli.

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