Thanks for all the great tips guys. If I substitute the fishing tackle for the shock pump and take one sushi fish full of soy I may indulge in some sashimi to refuel on the epic. theblackmount - fancy sharing any fishing tips?
Epic kit advice
After your warm sashimi you may very well need some bog roll. It's light, small ( you don't need the whole roll).
It won't save your life but may save your arse.
I've always found a Handline and mackeral feathers a very versatile piece of kit.
Clearly you're not familiar with the 1 x Rizzla paper technique!
Back to theblackmount's favourite topic: anyone tried one of these topeak shock n roll pumps and care to give any feedback. V little available online at the mo: http://www.bikerumor.com/2011/09/28/interbike-want-topeak-shock-and-roll-pump/ Cheers
Rab Photon Hoody
Gore active shell trousers
Spare warm gloves
Leg and arm warmers
Map and compass
First aid kit and knowledge of how to use it
Rab waterproof jacket
Spare mech hanger
Spare gear cable
Tiny container of chain lube
Dry bags to hold them all in
It sounds like a lot but they pack easily into an Alpkit Gourdon 20 with plenty of space to spare and to be honest, it's not that heavy.
Add in a couple of spare shorts and tops and toiletries and that's what I take for Alpine hut to hut trips. All of the gear has been used and I've often been very grateful that I brought it when the weather has gone to shit or a mate has had a mishap or mechanical.
The one thing I will add is a small shock pump. Riding down the Col de la Possette last September after the air had slowly pissed out of my forks had me kicking myself for not bringing one. You only need for it to spoil a ride once for you to decide to take one.
Ohhh and dont forget the bike!
Sanny you have clearly pissed all over everyone's epicness and kit list with that post.
Sanny you have clearly pissed all over everyone's epicness and kit list with that post.[i]
Eh? What on earth are you blabbering on about? Have you been on the buckie? The OP asked what stuff folk take on big rides so I replied. I'm not looking to wee on anyone, thank you very much!
Err, "Hut to hut" Alps storming is not really your common or garden epic - hence my rather tongue in cheek comment.
You can put your handbag away now, kit lists are always fair game for a bit of banter
plastic pill case with some chamois cream inhowever much you put on,it never lasts more than 5hs.
broadsheet newspaper page-you can stuff it down the front of your jersey on downhills if you get cold.,like you do on the road.folds up smaller than the smallest gilet.you can use it as bog paper if you need,you can read it if you sit down somewhere.
little camping hammock,when it's hot.
ziplock bags (small)with sugar/salt mix.
multitool,pump.bit of cash.bit of a bar of soap,good for washing your hands/wounds.
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