This page is intended for bicycle touring aspirants and enthusiasts interested in planning their own trip. I hope some of this information may be of use to them.

The Bike

Weights (lbs, no water)
Bike 20.2
Rack and Kickstand   2.1
Panniers and Gear 27.8
Total 50.1

Frame – Nashbar Integrated Alloy Road Frame (size 54, painted green at a local body shop)
Fork – Wolf 3T (carbon, alloy steerer, often used on Cervelo bikes)
Headset – Cane Creek IS41
Stem – FSA SL-K
Handlebars – FSA SL-K
Seatpost – FSA SL-K
Saddle – Selle San Marco Ischia
Gear Levers – Shimano Ultegra
Crankset – Shimanmo Ultegra Triple 6703 (52/39/30)
Cassette – Shimano Ultegra 10 speed 11-28t
Bottom Bracket – Shimano Ultegra 68mm English threaded
Derailleurs – Shimano Ultegra
Brakes – Shimano Ultegra Caliper
Hubs – Shimano Ultegra
Rims – Mavic Open Pro 32 spoke
Spokes – DT Champion
Tires – Continental Gatorskin Wire 700x25c
Tubes – Continental Race 28 Light
Pedals – Shimano Ultegra PD-6700 SL

All Other Gear


bib shorts (3)
jerseys (2)
rain jacket
wind vest
arm warmers
knee warmers
cycling undershirt
cycling tuke
fingerless gloves
wind/rain gloves
rainproof booties
wind overshoes
rain cover for helmet
high cycling socks (2)
medium cycling socks (3)
rain pants
full sleeve jacket*
winter pants/gloves*

*to send home after completion of north

Tools/Spare Parts

multi tool w/ chain/spoke tool
tire levers (2)
4mm & 5mm allen keys
8mm & 10mm wrench (for rack)
2 spare spokes of each length
spare folding tire
spare brake/gear cable
60mL wet lube
spare SPD-SL cleats
spare nuts and bolts (for rack)
frame pump
medium sized pump
digital tire pressure gauge


SPOT GPS Personal Tracker
Garmin Edge 705 w/ cadence
10″ Laptop
Kodak Playsport Zx5 HD video camera
Canon point and shoot camera
NiteRider MiNewt 600 (front cycling light)

*all electronics can be plugged into wall or PC for recharge
 except for SPOT


Old Man Mountain Red Rock rack
Greenfeld rear mount kickstand
Arkel T-42 Panniers (w/ rain covers)
Arkel Tail-Rider
firt aid kit
extra blister patches and Band-Aids
extra strength Advil
standard toiletries
small cable lock
bungee cord
10 plastic zipties
disposable nitrile gloves (4)
rubber bands
street shorts
Cateye rear light
cycling drop-out mirror
daily paper maps
‘Good News’ banner for photos
SPF 30 chapstick (2)
SPF 60 sport sunscreen
Assos chamois cream
wallet & passport
mini tripod for camera
800mL water bottles (2, on bike)
extra 1L and 710mL water bottles
sunglasses (2, clear and shaded)
spare batteries AA lithium ion

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