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Old 05-07-07, 02:35 PM   #1
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Last Minute Checklist

Three days til we leave on tour in the UP of Mi!

Here's the equipment list:
3 man tent
12 extra tent pegs, ultra light weight
Tarp (Bike cover, cook shack, etc, emergency shelter)
150' in three 50' lengths Cord for hanging food, reinforcing tent in bad weather, clothesline etc (Bear Country)
Bear Spray
Advanced First Aid kit, including suture kit (Yes, I know how to use it)
glucose tabs and Ghu
ibuprofen
biodegradable cam soap
Wet Wipes
Deep Wood Off
SPF 50 sunscreen (Wife is a pale skinned redhead!)
2 sleeping bags (O degree rated, ventable for warmer weather)
Sleeping Pads (closed cell)
Stove and extra canned fuel
Cook kit and utensils
Freeze dried and nonperishable light weight food for several days
2 rain pants, 2 ponchos
6 water bottles
Small light hand ax
Ti entrenching tool, light weight

Clothing, Me:
2 shorts, padded
Knickers, padded
2 sets, Tights
3 jersey's
2 underarmor shirts
Cold weather fleece, Quarter Zip and windproof shell
camp shoes (Crocs, really light weight)
1 pr camp shorts
4 pr socks (merino wool)
1 pr touring gloves and 1 pr full finger warm cycling gloves
Ear warmer (It does get cold up there still)


Wife: Clothing
3 shorts
3 shirts
2 pr long shell pants, wicking
4 pr socks (merino wool)
Crocs
Fleece and windproof shell
Reg touring gloves and cold weather as well
Ear Warmer


Bikes:
Schwinn Passage touring bike
Sun Recumbent trike
trailer for gear

Locks
basic emergency multitool
4 power links
chain break tool
extra tubes
patch kit
waterproof matches
duct tape
zip ties
fiber spoke for my bike
lights, front and rear LED, battery powered

cell phone
digital camera
a few extra batteries

We are going to be in some remote areas and are going to be gone for a month. When the weather completely breaks, we'll mail the cold weather clothes home.
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Old 05-07-07, 03:25 PM   #2
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Here's the equipment list:

If it was me:

2 man tent
WIth a recumbent it can be a big seat to cover, on a regular bike all I need is a small plastic bag to cover the Brooks. You can't tarp the other stuff when you're riding in the rain it needs to be water proof
15' iCord for hanging food, reinforcing tent in bad weather, clothesline etc (Bear Country)
Bear Spray
Advanced First Aid kit, including suture kit (Yes, I know how to use it). Worth carrying the basics a passing med might need to save your life, as in military, O- blood patch though I don't bother myself.

biodegradable cam soap
sanitizing gel
Muskol, or maybe the new Cutter
Old bottle of Coppertone from the 80s I cover up pretty good
2 sleeping bags (50 degree rated, ventable for warmer weather)
Sleeping Pads (closed cell)
utensil bowl and cup
2 rain pants, 2 ponchos
6 water bottles each
I own more axes than the rest of Bikeforums put together, but one doesn't need one for a bikes trip
Ti entrenching tool, light weight, might be a good choice for dogs. I carry a lockback and a Cold Steel Spike

Clothing, Me:
2 shorts, padded
Knickers, padded
2 sets, Tights (not for me wreck the chamy effect)
3 jersey's
2 underarmor shirts
Cold weather fleece, Quarter Zip and windproof shell
camp shoes (Crocs, really light weight)
1 pr camp shorts
4 pr socks (merino wool)
1 pr touring gloves and
Sun hat


Wife: Clothing
3 shorts
3 shirts
2 pr long shell pants, wicking
4 pr socks (merino wool)
Crocs
Fleece and windproof shell
Reg touring gloves and cold weather as well
Ear Warmer


Bikes:
Schwinn Passage touring bike
Sun Recumbent trike
trailer for gear

Locks
basic emergency multitool (I always just take the loose wrenches that specifically fit parts of my bike with the correct extentions for torque. I try to sellect components with repairs in the field in ming, like cable nuts that require 2 wrenches.
4 power links
chain break tool (I thought that was what the power links are for?)
extra tubes
patch kit(including speedy and other patches, quick stick, and roadmorph pump)

small amount of filament tape, and zip ties, extra rack screws
fiber spoke for my bike
lights, front and rear LED, battery powered
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If I need to remove a damaged link to replace it with a power link, won't I need the tool? It's not a lot of weight and cheap insurance!
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What about a hat for the wife for sleeping in?
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Old 05-08-07, 02:47 PM   #5
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What about a hat for the wife for sleeping in?
We do have sun hats....Seattle Sombreros!

I also forgot to mention the pump, toilet paper and a couple other little necessities that are normal stuff like stuff sack backpackers pillows.
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You forgot toilet paper, tequila and coffee.
Add a brake cable,pump & chainlube, delete 3 of the powerlinks.

have fun!
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You forgot toilet paper, tequila and coffee.
Add a brake cable,pump & chainlube, delete 3 of the powerlinks.

have fun!
Check on the brake cable! Almost forgot! Power links are tiny! I have chain lube as well, one of those things I forgot to write in to the list. Pedro's Ice Wax!

Coffee is Seattles Best chocolated coffee and I use backpackers filters on a skewer to make it. Don't drink Tequila, but I do have a small bottle of Otard VSOP Cognac we are taking for those little tots in the evening!
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Then you are good to go! Have fun!
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Then you are good to go! Have fun!
Willdo, and here are the rides!

Mine:


The Wife's



No pic of the trailer, but it's a kid trailer (A decent one!), from Schwinn.
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Very nice!
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If you will be loading up the trike I'd love to see a photo of it fully loaded to see how you did it.
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If you will be loading up the trike I'd love to see a photo of it fully loaded to see how you did it.
You are looking at the wife's basic load. Other gear will be trailered. She'll have some in the single pannier on the back, but I'll be pulling the bulk of the weight. Good thing I'm a big horse ogf a Clyde!
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Happy trails!

Might as well throw in some fly fishing gear!
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You are looking at the wife's basic load. Other gear will be trailered. She'll have some in the single pannier on the back, but I'll be pulling the bulk of the weight. Good thing I'm a big horse ogf a Clyde!
Thanks Tom.

I know that you pulling the load is part of your secret plan to try and stay ahead of her advances in training. I won't tell any.........oops......
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Thanks Tom.

I know that you pulling the load is part of your secret plan to try and stay ahead of her advances in training. I won't tell any.........oops......
Think about this.....

Just think how easy the Tour de Cure 100 K I'll be riding July 14 will be after 720 miles pulling all that gear!
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Think about this.....

Just think how easy the Tour de Cure 100 K I'll be riding July 14 will be after 720 miles pulling all that gear!

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If I need to remove a damaged link to replace it with a power link, won't I need the tool? It's not a lot of weight and cheap insurance!
Take the tool. You'll need it. Them durn chain pins are hard to pull out with your teeth, particularly in the dark with cold, freezing, rain coming down.
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Take the tool. You'll need it. Them durn chain pins are hard to pull out with your teeth, particularly in the dark with cold, freezing, rain coming down.
I was planning to We leave tomorrow and man, I can't wait!
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I was planning to We leave tomorrow and man, I can't wait!
I want lots of good photos!!
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