School of Eszter ... Going Sub 10
Ok, since I tossed the weight out there, I will post a bit of a list. Josh and I are going to do a detailed writeup of our kit, plus pictures, plus a bit of verbage on what worked and what didn't after we complete the Oregon Outback. After spending a week cycling through Arizona with Eszter, I learned that what I thought was light, wasn't and what I thought was needed, wasn't... At least for that sort of trip.
So, here is a brief breakdown on kit, with, as I said, more details to follow. The weights include the weight of my Rear, Frame, and Handlebar Bag. Weights do not include Food, Water, Fuel, or Camera Gear (although electronics is included), nor does it include the clothes that I wear while riding. Like all trips, there will be last minute things that get added and/or subtracted causing the weight to go up a bit or down a bit. The main goal is that the bulk of my kit be small enough so that at the end of the day, my bike, and my gear, is not the enemy of my legs...
My non-winter riding kit now consists of an Ibex sleeveless top, cycling jersey, cycling vest, arm warmers, buff, cycling shorts with over shorts, socks and shoes. I find that this can be more than comfortable for me from 40 degrees to hot. If it is colder I simply throw on my rain jacket or nano puff until I am warm.
The main goal is that the bulk of my kit be small enough so that at the end of the day, my bike, and my gear, is not the enemy of my legs...
Handlebar Bag (including cuben bag) 3.0 lbs
Neo Air Pad
Cap 4 Top
Saddle Bag (including bag, non-cuben) 3.1lbs
Sleeping bag, 40 degree
Patagonia Puff Jacket
Frame Bag ( including bag 3.6lbs)
Electronic Ditty Bag (Batteries, Goal Zero Guide Plus, Cables, A/C)
Cook Kit (not counting fuel, going canister for this trip)
Tool kit with spare tube
Snow Peak Ti Cup