Monday, 3 March 2014

Brevet Gear

So I don't forget for next time and for those who has had the seed planted and need it watering ... here is my gear list.

Specialized hard tail carbon Stumpjumper 29" with Chisel rigid Carbon fork
Rolf Prima Ralos 29 wheels with Specialized Control Renegades (Rear 1.95" Front 2.2" Tubeless with double the amount of Stans in them)
Adamo Attack Saddle
Profile areo bars
2 x 10 SRAM drive train a mix of X9 XO
XTR brakes
XTR Pedals
XLAB sidekick carbon bottle cages (2)
High 5 drink bottles (2)
Lyzene Superdrive XL front light and spare battery (USB chargable about 5 hours use on full)
Topeak Rear light (Lithium AAA)
Garmin etrex GPS (Lithium AA plus spare set which I used)
Spot Tracker (Lithium AAA plus spare set which I didn't need)
Salt stick

Revelate Tangle Medium
Revelate Visacha
Revelate Sweetroll 8"

Clothing - Riding
Bib shorts - two pair alternated them allowing to wash and dry one pair while wearing the other (Santini and Tineli the different pad shapes minimised rub points)
Short sleeve cycle top (Santini)
Cycle vest (Santini Gore)
Arm Warmers (Santini)
Orca Merino crew neck long sleeve top
Tineli Rain jacket (Probably be the only item I would change for next time, would go with something slightly heavier with a built in hood)
Endura short finger gloves (Note to self - buy a new pair before the start)
defeet socks
Shimano Mtb Shoes
Orca cycle fleece
Specialized helmet
Road ID
Spy + sunnies

Clothing - Other
Macpac merino socks
CWX compression tights
Adidas running short (the freedom to swing free and let air circulate!)
Kathmandu merino hoody
Merino beanie
Polypro gloves

Sleeping Gear
Macpac Sleeping Bag Express 600
Macpac Sleeping Mat Insulated Aircore Short
One Planet Goretex Bivy Bag

Bike spares
Inner tube x 2
Tyre boot (6 cm x 3 cm section of plastic milk bottle)
one cleat and bolts
one brake pads
one gear cable
chain link
Lyzene multitool
Gerber multitool
zip ties 1/2 dozen
Hand pump
CO2 canisters (2) and adapter

Personal Items
Aussie Butt cream (chamios cream)
Dettol alcohol handwash
Army can opener
1 litre foldable water bottle (for the longer legs where water supply would be an issue)
Canon camera
Samsung xcover 2 phone (USB chargeable like the lights I had a wall socket adapter so stole the power from cafes)
Sea to Summit waterproof dry bag (8 x12 cm clear - for phone cash and cards)
Cash, eftpos and visa card, drivers licence.
Imodium tablets
Ibuprofen tablets

High 5 Zero electrolyte tabs (3 tubes)
High 5 gels (1/2 dozen)
Clif Shots Bloks (8)
Salt Sticks tabs
All other food was purchased along the way

Course Information
route on the GPS
paper route directions
copy on file in the phone
Two maps of the Big River/Waiuta section and the MacDonalds Downs section

Bike weighed 10.3 kgs, gear carried weighed 8.4 kgs plus water

Would I change anything?
The rain coat is the first thing, it was too light and on the day I got hypothermic, I could have been better protected  with a hood and longer tail on it. A new pair of gloves with fresh padding would help the nerves in my hands.

Would I take anything else?
I would take some gear to start a fire with

That I think for all your gear junkies that would be it ...

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