Gear

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the gear I bring with me for a long roadtrip.

RIDING GEAR
Motoport mesh kevlar riding jacket (GP2)
Motoport mesh kevlar riding pants (Ultra II)
Motoport Aero-Tex liners for jacket and pants (waterproof/windproof/breathable)
Gerbing heated vest (with on/off switch)
Techniche Evaporative cooling vest and tie
Arai Quantum2 helmet
Daytona Lady Star GTX boots
Held Akira gloves
Lightweight silk balaclava

LUGGAGE
Cortech Sport Saddlebags
Ortleib Rack Pack (Large – 45L)
REI waist pack (camera, gps)
Camelbak bladder and backpack (water+ice)
Roadgear Tank Map Holder

TOOLS
Bike toolkit
Pliers
Chain lube (travel size)
Genuine Innovations tire patch kit
Slime air compressor
3/8 ratchet with sockets and extensions
Nitrile gloves
Duct tape (wrapped around ratchet)
Electrical tape
JB Weld
Zip ties
Rag

ELECTRONICS
Mobile Phone – Samsung i760 running Windows Mobile 6
GPS – Garmin Zuo 550
Netbook – ASUS EEEPC
Camera – Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
Helmet wireless intercom system -
Cardo Scala Q2
iPod

CAMPING
REI Quarter Dome Ultralite T2 2-person tent
Marmot Teton women’s sleeping bag
Big Agnes Sleeping Pad
REI TiWare Nonstick Titanium Pot
REI TiWare Mug
Propane stove and tank
Spork and spatula
Salt/peppers/spices shakers
Small jars of oil and small container for garlic paste
Small vial of soap, scrubber and rag
Fire starter
Spade

CLOTHING

Fleece
REI balaclava
Microfiber base layers (top and bottom)
Crocs
Ex-officio moisture wicking underwear
Wool/moisture wicking socks
Sunglasses

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
Length of neon orange rope
Emergency blanket
Glow stick

PERSONAL ITEMS
Liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner
Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
Divacup
Hairbrush, hair ties
MSR Ultralite Pack Towel
Woolite/Tide travel sized sachets
Contact lenses, solution, glasses
Band-aids, painkillers
Eagle Creek cubic container for it all

MISCELLANEOUS
Leatherman
Whistle/compass
Petzl headlamp
Earplugs
Sony tripod
Camera filters
Protein bars
Business cards (mini-cards with email address and blog URL to hand out to people you meet out on the road)

FOOD AND DRINK
Protein bars
Nuts
Fruit
Coffee juice
Flask

SUPPLIES
Siphon
Gloves
Cooling vest
Extra face shield
Slime air compressor
Winter gloves

PARTS
Clutch lever
Brake lever
Gear shifter
Headlamp
Spark plugs
Fuses

BOOKS
MOA Anonymous book
Journal and pen
Maps
Guidebooks