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Here is a list of the gear that I started my trip with. Most of the gear listed here I already owned and has been used on other climbing and backpacking trips. The only new gear purchased was the bicycle, panniers and racks and some new cycling clothing including a cycling specific Gortex jacket and pants. Any manufacturers listed here are ones that I have chosen to use for my own reasons. I am not sponsored by anyone.


3 season two man North Face tent
20 degree North Face down sleeping bag
full length Thermarest pad and chair frame
MSR XGK stove, base and three fuel bottles (2 large and 1 small)
MSR titanium cook set, fork and spoon
Small bowl and insulated cup
Petzel headlamp and spare battery
First aid kit


My bike is an Atlantis by Rivendell
Jandd extreme front rack and expedition rear rack
Jandd mountain pannier on the front and large mountain pannier on the back
Cateye cyclometer with altimeter
3 large water bottles and a Camel Back
Two spare tubes, patch kit, tool kit, extra spokes and various bungee cords and web straps
Maps from Adventure Cycling Association, Atlantic Coast from NYC to Virginia, Trans America to Missoula, Great Parks North to Jasper and Alaskan Milepost. Maps are being sent home after each section is finished.

Cycle Clothing

Performance 3 ply Gortex jacket and pants
Sidi Rompa shoes (SPD)
Pearl Izumi Typhoon booties, Thermabib tights and wool tights
Winter Gortex gloves and Pearl Izumi long and short fingered gel glove
1 pair lycra cycling shorts, 1 pair touring shorts and 3 pair smart wool cycling socks


Apple Titanium G4 PowerBook, dual boot Mac OS 9.2 and Yellow Dog Linux
Case, optical mouse and AC power chord
Olympus C-2500l digital camera with remote control, battery charger and small tripod
PCMCIA SmartMedia adapter
Phone chord for modem

Personal Clothing

1 fleece pullover and 1 fleece vest
1 wool cap, 1 windstopper fleece skull cap, 1 fleece headband and 1 balaclava
2 pair Patagonia Capilene tee shirts
1 pair Marmot lightweight thermal top and bottom
2 pair long pants
2 pair shorts
3 cotton tee shirts
1 pair of swim trunks

Personal Items

ATM, credit card, driver's license and passport
Address book and phone card
Reading books and playing cards
Suntan loation and lip screen