Transcontinental Race –The Gear List

My bike and gear are out for the final check before being boxed to fly to to London tomorrow. Thought it would be a good time to go through what I’m taking with me—as always too much!


Top row:

  • Monte Bell down vest
  • Headsweat hat with neck cover
  • Zpack sleeping bag
  • Titanium Goat Bivy
  • X-frame Mat

It was a real toss up over taking the sleeping bag and gear but in the end I know that one of the biggest risks to my not finishing is getting cold, especially in the mountains—hence the down vest as well. Were it not for these items I’d be much smaller volume wise.

Second row:

  • Ground Effect long sleeve SPF 30 riding shirt
  • Ground Effect shorts
  • Rocky Road Goretex socks
  • Ground Effect merino socks
  • Ground Effect Storm Trooper jacket

Third row:

  • Pearl Izumi riding vest
  • 2XU compression trousers (good for night time recovery)
  • Louis Garneau light weight riding gloves
  • Extremities Goretex over mits
  • Gore Riding Gear rain pants

Things become a bit confusing from here so I’ll summarize:

  • Spare shorts for sleeping in/wearing during laundry, etc.
  • Black merino wool t-shirt
  • BRD Sport Achilles braces
  • 2 x small SPF30 suntan lotions (will throw away as used)
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and razor with one spare blade
  • USB phone battery recharger with one spare battery
  • 60 x 200 mg caffeine pills (I don’t drink coffee)
  • Whistle
  • 2 x asthma inhalers
  • 1 L roll up water bottle
  • Purell hand sanitizer
  • SPF 15 lip balm
  • Earplugs
  • Small can opener
  • Lock and cable
  • 5 x satchels of chamois creme
  • 150 Endurolytes electrolyte pills
  • First aid kit
  • Dog tag with emergency contacts
  • LD22 torch for when dynamo doesn’t work or off bike
  • Titanium spork
  • 2 x tyre irons
  • Emergency 2 x AA USB supply
  • Noxgear night time riding light/vest
  • Chain oil
  • Spare tube (second taped to frame)
  • 2 x spare USB cables
  • micro SD – SD conversion card (for Garmin memory card)
  • AC USB Adapter
  • Multi-tool
  • Leatherman Squirt PS4 multi-tool
  • Valve adapter – Presta-Shraeder
  • Cable ties
  • 2 x Sony Xperia Active cell phones
  • Torq Key for bike assembly
  • Optio waterproof camera
  • Pump
  • 9 x spare SPOT batteries in individual bags
  • Sea-to-summit lightweight knap sack
  • 2 x REI velcro straps
  • Spare brake and derailleur cables
  • Spare parts box
  • Red LED ankle strap

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