IMG_20170523_113543These were most of the items utilized during my 2017 summer cross country trip. Items shifted throughout the journey as needs changed or weight was purged.

Bike & Parts

  • Specialized AWOL – XL
  • Tubus Ergo & Evo front and rear racks
  • Ortlieb Classic front, rear pannier & handle bar bag
  • Fenders
  • Brooks B17 Saddle
  • Water bottle cages & bottles (exciting!)
  • Lights – front and rear


  • Crank Bros 19 piece multitool
  • pliers
  • duct and electrical tape
  • plastic ties
  • rubber bands
  • Spare Tubes & Patch Kit


  • Tent and tent footprint
  • REI sleeping bag
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Thermarest Sleeping Pad
  • Water purifier
  • 50ft nylon rope


  • 3 pairs of undies
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair pants
  • 3 sport t-shirts
  • 2 casual long sleeve shirts
  • 2 pairs cycling shorts
  • 1 pair bib shorts and chammy shorts
  • Hats – bandana, Buff, baseball cap, Quiksilver bucket hat, knit cap
  • Nikes
  • Specialized SPD shoes
  • Sandals
  • Rain jacket
  • Neon yellow fleece


  • Bose Soudlink Color II
  • Spot Gen 3 – GPS
  • Portable charger
  • Cell phone
  • GoPro
  • Maps & Cue sheets!
  • Cable lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen (50 SPF) – Cause hey, I have German, Scottish and Irish heritage
  • Quick dry towel – actually a yoga towel
  • Towel for bike maintenance


  • Protein Bars
  • Various forms of Granola
  • Engery supplements and electrolyte mixes
  • Whatever diners, Wawa and 7-11 and maybe Sheetz has to offer

2 thoughts on “Equipment

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    1. No problem, Jenifer. Apologies for the delayed response. If you are planning or have already left on your trip, I wish you the best! Most towns will have something that you actually need for a cycling tour. Fortunately with cycle travel, we are ON the beaten path and most needs can be met to a certain degree within a day or two ride.


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