Bike Adventure To Do list

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This is my Bike adventure to do list, i will hopefully create a useful list of things to do prior to each trip:

+ 8 weeks out

Jabs

Check Flights and Ferries can be booked on the dates you require.

Book Flights and Ferries

Research Hostels and Campsites

Create Routes and export GPX and KML files

Load KML files onto Phone and GPX onto Garmin.

Photocopy of Passport and Driving Licence.

Photo of Passport and Driving Licence on the Telephone.

Credit card for abroad Purchases

Physical telephone list and email addresses important numbers

Order and Medication Required

+ 4 weeks out

Order Currency

Look at accommodation

Bike Service

Order Currency

 

Blog Purpose

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The purpose of this blog is…

The reason for write this blog is twofold:

1) Blogs have formed a large part of the resources that have helped me research my adventures so this is by way of paying that forward.

2) Writing a blog instills a kind of discipline on me to get on with what needs getting on with. In many respects it’s a kind of planning tool if I have written it down I must make it so.

if I have written it down I must make it so

My Adventure Bike Wish List

    Teguise in Lanzarote – Cyclists Paradise smooth roads, respectful drivers & Volcano’s

Once i had made my mind up conclusively that i wanted this madness, well nearly conclusively, well  not conclusively at all really and as the time of my first Expedition gets closer even less conclusively

I started researching and creating a list of kit that would be required for a cycling adventure.

Research carried out on really useful websites (see blog roll) and reading real world  blogs.

This is not an insignificant amount of kit required, i may use this as an excuse not to do it.

An asterix ** denotes that i have this already or have since made the purchase

The Expedition Kit Wish List

Touring Bike
(on Transcontinental i would maybe use lighter bike)

Bike

Steel Frame and Forks *

Dynamo Front wheel (son 128) *           £340

Tout Terrain the plug 111 USB  *           £120

Full mudguards (bluemel) *

Dynamo lights (No decided against)

Rack Tarbus rear *

Disc brakes * SRAM Cable

Steel frame & Forks *

Schwalbe marathon plus 32 *

£2000 total for bike

Tri bars  * (Decided against)

Gold secure lock & wire (Pit bull) or hip lock * £25

Maybe brooks Saddle  B17 Narrow           , Decided against it then decided for it, fantastic really comfortable and looks great

Minoura Space Mount SGS 400 Short Extension  * £17 (excellent bit of kit)

Navigation

eTrex touch 35 * £200

Iphone (maps.me & Ride with GPS) *    £0

Quad lock out Front (for Iphone) *        £28.00

Lights

Exposure Strada 1200 light   *                   £200

Exposure Flare £50 *                                   £40

light back ups Leyzene  *

Tools

Leather man “Wingman”

Multitool *

Patches

Tubes * 3 *

Tyre patch *

Spare tyre (*)

Frame Pump *

Tech & Gadgets

Iphone & Cable *

Spare phone

Garmin  Etrix ( battery powered) & Cables

Camera *

Head torch *

Speaker

Power Pack (to charge from my dynamo) * £20

Plug adaptor  *

Software

Instagram *                                                    £0

Maps.me – offline mapping *                     £0

Ride with gps – turn by turn kml files *  £0

Audio books *                                               £0

I Tunes update *                                          £0

Blog app WordPress *                                 £0

Bags & Racks

Tubus carrier stretch belt £10

Tubus Bungy Straps

Rack Pack Ortlieb * £50

Ortlieb 40L Panniers * £60 (ebay bargain)

Apidura bags

Dry sack rear *                                             £90

Dry sack front *                                            £75

Dry accessories Pack *                                 £50

Dry Top tube *                                              £30

Frame pack *                                                £50

Osprey Dry sack 20L £14 *

Osprey Dry sack 12L * 2  £16

Camping

MSR Hubba Bubba NX 2                             £300

Alpkit PipeDream 400 sleeping bag          £200 *

Mattress-  * £25  Thermarest Z Lite Sol

Sleeping bag liner

Bivvy bag (maybe Later)

Quick dry towel *

Tent foot print

Cycling Clothing (cold)

Proviz Reflect 360 Gilet (for Night Riding) * £40

Rapha Hardsshell *

Waterproof

Sealskinz overshoes *

Sealskinz Socks *

Old Fashioned Cape *

Buff *

Hat *

Armwarmers *

Leg warmers *

3 shorts *

2 base layers Merino winter

Gloves deep winter *

Gloves medium *

Flip flops *

Balaclava *

Overshoes *

Velotoze *

Touring Mountain Bike style shoes *

Casual Clothing

Light joggers

T shirt

Socks

North face jacket Packable  *
Nutrition & Health

Cinelli Wet Wipes (my bath)

Zeros *

Glucose tabs

Ibuprofen

Paracetamol

Insect repellent

Purition

Dyralite

Wet wipes

Washing liquid

Shampoo

Toothbrush

Avon skin so soft (insect repellent)

N + 1

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My precious Bikes

Condor Heritage Disc Touring Bike

With Sram Rival, Avid Discs, Son28 Dynamo and Tout Terrain USB Port

Cervelo S5

With Camagnolo Chorus, Rotor 3d Cranks, Zipp 303

Van Nicholas Ventus (Winter bike Titanium)

With Campagnolo Veloce, Campagnolo Erus Wheels, Nan Nich stem and seatpost (beautiful)

Cervelo S1 (in Spain)

With Campagnolo Athena, Fulcrum Racing 7 and 3t Posts and Stem and Bars.

Specialised Rock Hopper  Mountainbike

With Shitmana rig

Blog Roll

Blog Roll or useful resources for you

Great Touring Bike resource

http://www.cyclingabout.com/

Transcontinental CC (just plain scary)

http://www.transcontinental.cc/

The Adventure Capitalist – not quite a touring blog but good all the same

https://theadventurecapitalist.wordpress.com

Southern Bike Box Hire – a blatant plug for our little business

http://www.southernbikeboxhire.co.uk

http://www.bikeboxhireeasy.co.uk

http://www.bikeboxhireeasy.co.uk