Hi my name is Ricky and I love cycling. I started at an early age and now I plan on going on a two week long tour and I'm pretty excited. I have a 1988 Schwinn Sprint 10 speed which is in great shape. It shifts and rides like a dream. I've never really been away from home for this long but I plan on becoming an Airborne Ranger in the Army so I'm just going to have to grow a set and suck it up. My bike is pretty light I mean I'm only 120lbs so I think I can carry a about 20lbs of gear. I plan on just taking a small backpack. Anyway, I just need a list of items that you usually haul. I live in southern Missouri and I plan on seeing countryside and flat terrain. I think Kansas or Nebraska would be a great place.