andres' life

Living the Dream


Do you ever wonder what a lonely guy on a bike takes with him to fend off wild animals, stay warm and dry at night and enjoy himself? Here’s a working list off the gear I take with me on a cycling tour.

The Bike:

Brook all packed up and ready to go.

2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker


Black Diamond Lighthouse Tent

North Face Cat’s Meow 20* Sleeping Bag

Thermarest Pro-Light Inflatable Pad

MSR Whisperlite Stove

MSR Apline 1.5 L pot and lid

Titanium Spork!

Sawywer Squeeze Water Filter

Cycling Clothes-

2x Silkweight Wool T-Shirt

2x Padded Cycling Shorts

2x Board Shorts (worn over padded cycling shirts)

2x Cycling Socks (thanks Tam Bikes!)

Full Finger Cycling Gloves (getting the chop soon)

Buff (neckgaiter/balclava/cap/sweatband/emergency bungee)

Running Shoes

Non-Cycling Clothes-

Lightweight Nylon Pants

Midweight Wool Socks

Chaco Sandals

Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt (mildy warm)

Patagonia Nano Puff Hooded Jacket

OR Mentor GoreTex Rainshell



2 comments on “Gear

  1. Clay Fiske
    September 19, 2012

    Where is your bottle opener? Part of your bike, I’m sure.

    • Andres
      September 19, 2012

      Anything from a picnic table to my Leatherman works just fine. The brewery tour aspect of this tour has been quite nice actually!

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