The Equipment

I figured it’s about time I get something visual on here! Here’s a pic of my equipment That’s about 2/3rds of what I’m bringing. I’m missing a few of the biking essentials (patch kits, an extra chain, a multitool, etc.), some containers for eating/drinking and the clothing I’m taking. Aside from that, this is it! I decided to invest in a single waterproof pannier (the big black thing, top right), less expensive than a full set but still more reliable than two water proofed with homemade methods (you can just see the tip of the green non-waterproofed bag on the pannier). The big grey thing (top left) is my bedroll, which includes the foam sleeping mat, a sheet in case it gets cold and my tent (all 2 lbs. 6oz of it!). I have yet to weigh the gear all together, but so far so good by my guesstimation.

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Stuff.

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Surly Crosscheck

Training continues though life seems to intercede whenever possible. Commuting to work everyday has certainly helped though I wish I had time for longer rides. Most days I can’t seem to get more than 20mi. though I’ve managed to sneak a few longer rides in here and there. Here are some pictures from a longer ride south of Lexington that I did a few weeks ago:

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This is how you should end every ride

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