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Packing for the Long Ride


Okay I think I'm packed for my SF -> LA bike ride. I've got my 18.5lb full carbon road racing bike loaded with a 3lb rack and 17lbs worth of gear. I tried riding it the other day with 8 beers loaded in the back and I seriously felt as if I was balancing an orange on a chopstick; rounding corners feels scary and getting up out of the saddle to sprint is an absolute no-no.

So what makes up 15 lbs worth of gear?

3/4 length bib
Bike shorts x 2
3/4 length jersey
windbreaker
short sleeve jersey x 2
short sleeve wool jersey (kind of scratchy)
wool socks x 2
arm warmers
fingerless gloves
plain clothes shorts
t-shirt
flip-flops

Spare tubes x 4
Spare tires x 2
Spare cleats
Hand pump
Multi-tool
Allen wrench set
Tire levers

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