Old 07-09-13, 04:54 PM
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Skip the touring bike and get a plush road bike. That way after you do that 3,000 mile ride, you will have a nice road bike afterwards. Just make sure the road bike can handle a wider tire, not just 23 but the 25. That will be nice and comfortable. Many current road bikes have taller head tubes. You can add to that with spacers so it will be like a touring bike. Then just remove the spacers after the trekking.

Make sure you get good headlights and the spare battery that comes with it. That way you can rotate. Cygolite Hotshot for the rear is good too.

Bring several bike shorts. In summer humidity, those shorts start to feel awful. A change out during lunch break will be a welcome addition. Hand wash them and hang dry. Keep rotating them.

Your support van and crew should have tools like the kind they sell at Performance and on sale now for about $50.00.

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