Big trips have a way of creeping up on me. I’m heading down to Klamath Falls, OR on Thursday for a week in the Oregon outback, and I felt the need to re-do my bike today (and buy a new lawn mower). Is this trip nesting?
I am borrowing a pair of panniers from a co-worker for the trip, but I still feel like I’ll be strapping a lot of extra stuff to the bike when I finally set out. I have a bike box thanks to my touring partner, but I haven’t even started to pack up yet. At this point, I’m going through my various camping lists from past trips, and trying to figure out what I may and may not need.
- Tarp (in case I have to bivy)
- Cook Kit (Trangia stove and various pots)
- Bug Spray
- Sun Screen
- Toilet Paper
- Water Filter (doubles as 4L water storage)
- Tool kit (fixit sticks with 3,4,5,6,8mm, phillips, flat, assorted torx)
- 3-way socket wrench with 8, 9, 10mm
- 2 tubes
- 1 spare tire
- Patch kit
- Levers, duct tape, zip ties
- Rubber gloves
- Master link
- Brake/Derailleur cables
- Loose nuts and bolts (5, 6mm)
- Fibre spoke
- Bike pump
- Short-sleeve wool shirt (2)
- Long-sleeve wool shirt (1)
- Camp Pants – nylon (1)
- Wool undies (2)
- Wool socks (3)
- Evolv Cruzers (shoes)
- Rain jacket
- Hankerchiefs (2)
- Phone running RideWithGPS app
- 2 spare rechargeable LiIon battery packs
- Possible solar charger (if I can borrow it)
- 2 water bottles
- 1 whisky flask
As for food, we made a list based on each day and where we think we will be. There are a few small towns where we hope to re-supply and perhaps even dine out, but will be carrying some minimal food in case we get lost. I’m bringing a bunch of Perpetuem, since it seems to agree with me on the rando rides. Light weight calories are a good backup.
Only a few days left to gather everything and make sure it fits in my bags. I also have to pack the bike into the box and get everything taped up and secure. I’m really starting to look forward to this trip!
Have a great bike ride. I’m also on tour beginning June 1st.
Will do! Hope your tour is great, as well.