I am going on a leisure tour along the West Coast (USA), and wondering what are the most important things/gear to take on a cycling tour. It seems every time I pack, I miss something important, and then..."what didn't I think of this?!!!" moment repeat over and over.
So I am wondering what is your top 5 things (or 10) that are your must-haves on bicycling tours? Please share. Maybe I will learn something about prioritizing
Thanks and Happy Pedaling!
Thank you all about for being so generous about sharing your experience. And thank you for all the brilliant suggestions – I truly appreciate them. Going through all the posts again, I picked out the suggestions I thought were the most useful and also the ones that were simply charmingly odd. What do you think? Anything else to add?Useful
Comprehensive packing list http://www.adventurecycling.org/features/packing.cfm
Keeping checklists based on previous trips
Collapsible water carrier for the campsites (still looking for a good one)
SpinPower bicycle phone charger www.bike2power.com
Trangia Spirit Stove http://amzn.to/nyxUkH
Leatherman-type tool – found a great one Topeak Alien II 26-function http://amzn.to/n4PByT
Cyclist’s wallet www.bicyclegifts.com
Primus cooker (not sure about how to transport the gas)Charmingly Odd
(but still useful)
Gorilla Tape http://bit.ly/rtFBGS
Telescopic Shower brush - link anyone?
The Bottle http://bit.ly/nN5WnI
The Bottle with Funnel – finally, a link from Shane http://www.go-girl.com
(All hail) the chamois towel!
Remote-controlled handle bar mirror – is there such a thing?
Spare soles (for feet, not shoes?)
Patience and attitude
Not losing your partner (or your temper)