What’s on my Bike?

When traveling by bike, you need to carefully choose what you take with you: I tried keeping a good balance between the things I need to survive and the things that make life worth living.

What is inside my bags?

FRONT PANNIER LEFT

„Der Ömmel“ (a huge ass lock)

Another, smaller, lock

Food preparation stuff

FRONT PANNIER RIGHT

Sleeping bag

Space for quickly accessible items

TRUNK BAG

Tent

Sleeping Mat 

Reflective and waterproof jacket

Rainproof pants

Books 

REAR PANNIER LEFT

Clothing 

 – socks in all shapes and colours

 – underwear x5

 – thermo underwear x2

 – 5 shirts

 – 2 hoodies

 – sweatpants & funny african style patterned pants

 – bike shorts

 – normal, not weird shorts

REAR PANNIER RIGHT

Bag with bike repair kit

Bag for dirty clothes

Washing equipment

Food transportation space

Water bottle space

HANDLEBAR BAG

Smartphone

Headphones

Power bank

Push-button phone

ID card and copies

Passport and copies

Notebook / calendar

„Art Bag“ – watercolour, brushes and pencils

Snacks & magnesium

Business cards

Opinel pocket knife

Sunglasses & glasses

 

take along or leave at home?

  • iPhone 8

    iPhone 8

    By now, the iPhone is basically a body part for most people, including me. I didn’t really consider leaving it at home, but maybe I should’ve: The risk of this expensive device being stolen or broken on a trip like ours is quite high, and who would want to lose a body part?
  • Camera (Lumix FZ-150)

    Camera (Lumix FZ-150)

    Of course we need a camera on our trip to document it and run the blog. I was unsure if it should be this specific camera though: It was a present from my late grandfather, and it means a lot to me; I wouldn’t want to lose or break it. I decided to take it anyways because it has extremely useful 22x optical zoom, great image quality and is relatively small. Also, what better way to honor my grandfather than to use it on an occasion like this!
  • Power Bank

    Power Bank

    Absolutely needed if you want to have a steady powers supply for your devices on a tour like this. Also, we don’t want to ruin our phone batteries with inconsistent power flow from the bikes‘ dynamos, so we put that pressure on the power bank, which can be replaced more easily.