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Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: 1972 Schwinn Varsity, 1979 Motobecane Nomade
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Supplies for long and short tours
My darling and I are planning a tour to LA and Santa Cruz respectfully from San Francisco in the near future, but I suggested that we do a test run of 40 miles to see where we are both at physically. (I know that I could do it, I've done it - but she was hurt earliar this year and could not cycle for some time) But what we were wondering is what should we take with us? I wrote up a brainstorm and here's where its at;
2 luggage racks
4 water bottles & cages on the frames
1 small pack per bike for tubes/patch kits (I suggest three tubes per bike for the LA trip)
1 pack per bike w/ small cache of supplies (rudimentary First Aid, supplimental food stuffs, map, journals)
We shall also have our bags (which are Chrome messengers bags) which we can put some supplies in. Mostly, we would like to travel light and use our wits and cash to find necessary supplies given circumstances.
So, any more ideas for items and supplies? Did my brainstorm overload our bikes?
She's riding a 1980-something Schwinn Super Le Tour and I am riding a 1974 Motobecane Grand Jubile.