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Old 05-10-07, 02:05 AM   #1
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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?

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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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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
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
Various lenses
Sunglasses chamois
Heart rate monitor & receiver
Headbands (2?)
Polypro skull cap
Shorts or tights
Arm warmers?
Leg warmers?
Plastic bags for under booties?
Plastic cover for computer
Wind vest
Sun screen
Eye drops
Chamois cream
Energy bars?
Calling card
Driver's license
Health insurance card
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
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

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