Many thanks to my 21 year old self for making these notes about what I brought on the trip, because now I just can't remember. I do remember that I felt like I had enough stuff... such a nice lesson to recall.
I don't have a lot of this gear anymore. I do still have and use the bike, helmet, panniers, sleeping bag, bike shoes, sleeping pad, and this mesh safety shirt. You can see that the back of the shirt is pretty faded in the bottom left corner of the picture.
I tried setting up this tent at the end of last summer and it was flaking and falling apart. So I salvaged a bit of the notions off of it and, with great pause, threw it in the trash.
Originally Posted February 01, 2007
This list is not yet finished...
A note on packing... everyone packs differently. That's it.
Left Rear Pannier - The brains of the operation.
Right Rear Pannier - Tools and overnight stuff.
On Bike/Body - Waterbottles and sunglasses and stuff.
Handlebar Bag - Everything I need to make it through the day.
Front Pannier - Back up food in the bottom's of both and clothing split between the two in no particualar fashion.
A note on clothing... if I did it over I would bring two refelctive mesh shirts and less longsleeve shirts. Most days I wore the reflective shirt and my bike shorts. Assume everything is some variety of synthetic unless I specify otherwise.
cycling shorts (2)
reflective mesh t-shirt
sports bra (2)
patagonia longsleeve zip-T (2)
lightweight rain jacket and pants
bike socks (3)
fleece socks (I keep in the bottom of my sleeping bag)
reflective pant ankle straps
helmet w/sideview mirror
tent - Meridian 1 made by Mountain Hardwear. Sets up fast. I sent the tent home half way through and just set it up using the poles, rainfly, and ground sheet now.
sleeping pad - Thermarest: Z-lite
cargo net bungee - holds it all together
sometimes I tuck food under the net or whatever else I need to