Pre Spiel:

First serious trial run; the Tasmanian Trail from North to South of Tasmania. Conscious of weather and versatility, not wanting to take much, and not many places to store much! = the old trick to grab everything you want to take, then reduce it by half ?

The Pack List:

Loosely based on Adventure Racing Mandatory Gear and what I would have liked previously for 7 days of self supported racing..!

  • Water bladder
  • Head torch
  • Base layer top
  • Shell top and waterproof pants
  • Buff
  • Foil space/emergency blanket
  • First aid kit, sunscreen, chafe lube
  • Bike multi tool, tube, pliers, pump, lock,etc.

Ideally having as much quick-dry tech fabric clothes would be nice, though we can make do with what we have..

  • Merino bike top & bib nix
  • Lightweight shell & waterproof pants
  • Casual & thermal tee (for casual and actually wearing on the bike – fast dry overnight is a must!)
  • Jacket (Nano-puff)
  • Running shorts, doubling as boxers
  • Chino shorts and longs, with fabric belt doubling as a gear strap
  • Wrinkle free button up shirt
  • Trail shoes for daily cycling, loafers and thongs
  • Wearing the same bike clothes and socks daily ? ok, 2 pairs of socks..

Other Gear:

  • Phone & wall/USB/GPS chargers & battery power packs
  • PLB (epirb)
  • Nemo Daggar 2P tent
  • Inflatable mattress, PHD sleeping bag, sack liner
  • Cycling gloves
  • Waterproof compression bag, small waterproof bags
  • Giant Anthem Advanced & Thule Sports Rack

Post summary: It didn’t rain or get cold enough for the shell pants. And the second socks didn’t get used, so overall – this pack list was spot on, and a success! ?

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