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    1 Corinthians 9 V 24-27. Scottyoz's Avatar
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    Whats in your bag?

    Hi all,

    As a relative newby to Audax rides what would be considered as a bare essential amount of ESSENTIALS (not counting food supplies) that one should take on ride 200 km and over?

    Cheers Scotty

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    my pack list for last year's brevet series is here. Not including food and water, the gear that I pack in my rack trunk is (I'll put a * on the items considered essential)

    * ziploc bag (spare cue sheets and brevet card)
    * reflective vest for night riding
    reflective ankle and wrist straps
    * two spare tubes
    * patch kit
    * multitool
    * 2 tire levers
    * spare bike chain link
    * 1 Fiber-Fix kevlar spoke replacement
    ziploc bag (Digital Camera, PDA)
    Showers Pass rain jacket
    Pearl Izumi AmFib Leg warmers
    Two bungee cords
    Small roll of duct tape
    One handipack of tissues
    4 zip cords

    and (of course) * keys, * phone, * wallet

    multitool should have a chain breaker, hex wrenches, spoke wrench and knife.

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    In addition to the stuff spokenword lists, I bring a lightweight first aid kit. I also bring a patch kit, tire boot, and spare tire. In colder weather I bring an emergency space blanket and sometimes chemical toe warmers.

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    http://www.machka.net/packinglist.htm

    Give or take an item or two.







    Actually that is my list for a 1200K with a cycling tour before or after it. But I basically divide what I take on brevets into most of those same categories:
    1. Bicycle - including the bicycle, of course, plus waterbottles, bags, computer, lights, etc.
    2. Tools - including tire changing equipment, multitool, zip ties, etc.
    3. Medical - including painkillers, ozonol, sunscreen, etc.
    4. Clothing - cycling gear, rain gear, cool weather gear, reflective gear, etc.
    5. Nutrition - sports drink, energy bars, etc.
    6. Personal - ID, money, camera, brevet card, etc.

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    Here's my list for getting ready. Some items are duplicated, some are not necessary if others are chosen instead, some won't be necessary at all. But it's a good list to go down before a day ride, even a long day ride.

    Bike (some have forgotten!)
    Check tire pressures
    Map or directions
    Map holder
    Pump
    Floor pump
    Cell phone with case
    Camelbak, filled, sack & bladder
    OR 1 large water bottle, filled
    Homebrew in water bottle
    Extra homebrew?
    Hammer Gel and holster?
    Recovery foods and drinks
    Recovery pills & vitamins
    Helmet
    Sunglasses
    Various lenses
    Sunglasses chamois
    Heart rate monitor & receiver
    Sprayer
    Watch
    Shoes
    Booties
    Gloves
    Headbands (2?)
    Polypro skull cap
    Jersey
    Undershirt
    Shorts or tights
    Arm warmers?
    Leg warmers?
    Plastic bags for under booties?
    Plastic cover for computer
    Jacket
    Wind vest
    Sun screen
    Eye drops
    Chamois cream
    Energy bars?
    Calling card
    Cash
    Driver's license
    Health insurance card
    Keys
    Spare tube (correct tube!)
    Tool kit
    Tire levers for Fred bike
    Patch kit
    Tire boots
    After-ride clothes
    Use decongestant spray
    Use asthma meds
    Set altimeter
    Set Polar sampling rate
    STP, RAMROD or SIR paperwork
    Add for Rando and long rides:
    Lube chain & derailleurs
    Check tire pressures
    Check front derailler pivot bolts
    Adjust derailers
    Number on bike, helmet, and clothing
    List of stop points & mileages
    Cue sheet
    Detour High Tail bag
    Folding tire
    Two headlights
    Tail light on bike
    Tail light on bag
    Headlamp
    Sam Browne belt
    Ankle reflectors
    Endurolytes - 30 caps
    Sunglasses + amber lenses
    Gloves (2 pair)
    Headbands (2)
    Rear view mirror
    Small bottle of chain lube
    $100 cash
    Check spare tube valves for operation
    Cell phone
    Ice in water bottles if hot
    Last edited by Carbonfiberboy; 05-10-07 at 07:51 PM.

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