Gear List

BIKE

  • Pump
  • Bidons x 2
  • Rear carrier
  • Cable lock
  • Bar bag (Topeak TourGuide DX) and rack pack (Topeak MTX)

SPARES

  • Spokes
  • Gear cable
  • Chain connector (SRAM PowerLink) plus spare 4-link chain section
  • Tube x 1 (regretted not taking two!)
  • Pre-glued puncture patches x 6 (Park)
  • Emergency tyre boots x 3 (Park)
  • Chain lube

TOOLS

CLOTHES

  • Cycling shorts (Ground Effect)
  • Long-sleeved lightweight travel shirt
  • Short-sleeved lightweight travel shirt
  • Long-sleeved lightweight thermal top
  • Cycling shoes
  • Cycling socks x 2 pr
  • Underpants x 2 pr
  • Lightweight travel shorts
  • Lightweight travel trousers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Swimming shorts
  • Trail sandals (Keen)

PERSONAL

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (DEET-based)
  • Anti-malaria capsules (Doxycycline)
  • Diarrhoea-relief caplets (Imodium)
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Disposable shavers x 2
  • Nail clippers
  • Reading glasses
  • Toilet paper x 1/2 roll

TECHNOLOGY

  • Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S III) with USB cable and electrical plug (for recharging)
  • Cycle computer (Garmin Edge 500) with USB cable and electrical plug
  • GPS tracker (SPOT Connect) with spare batteries x 4 (lithium AA)
  • Plug adapter

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

  • Passport
  • Spare passport photos
  • Visa for Vietnam
  • Printed copy of airline e-ticket

OTHER

  • Notebook, pen
  • Zip-lock plastic bags (assorted sizes)
  • Credit card and travel cards

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