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Tuesday, June 6, 2017


 Grasshopper in Frankton (Queenstown) New Zealand,



A few people have asked: What is in the bags?

Hmmm. That is quite a long list so I won't go into the specifics, but generally it goes like this.

Seat bag:
  • Long pants and polo shirt
  • Thermal top and leggings
  • Running shorts
  • Bike jersey and padded liner shorts
  • Down jacket 
  • Socks, jocks, gloves and beanie
  • First Aid kit
On the outside, ultralight sandals.

Frame bag.
Lower compartment:
  • Spare tube
  • Toolkit and assorted spares
  • Pump.
Upper compartment:
  • Sawyer 2 litre gravity filteration system  
  • Tent poles.
Side compartment:
  • Cable lock
  • Maps and documents .
Handlebar bag:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Rain jacket and gloves
  • Rain legs
  • Leg warmers 
 On the outdside, tent (Tarptent Protrail)

Pocket:
  • iPad Mini
Anything bags:
Left bag:
  • Food
Right bag:
  • Cooking pot, stove and mug etc.
  • Gas cannister
  • Meds/toiletries/personal hygiene.
Top tube bags:
Front:
  • Auxilliary battery
  • Camera.
Rear:
  • Five port USB charger and assorted cables.
Chaff bags:
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Headphones 
  • Passengers.
Downtube:
  • Air mattress.