MY BICYCLE BAGS
Ortlieb is the undisputed leader when it comes to bike bags. These bags are waterproof, tough, simple and have proven themselves for decades. This wasn’t a tough choice at all, and on our test trip to Amsterdam our bags took a beating without any problems.
MY TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
Since most tech these days is light and doesn’t take up much space, the decisive factor with taking them on a tour like this is risk: Will you risk breaking or losing your expensive device for the benefits it will provide?
Following through with this thought, I tried limiting myself to only robust or indispensable technology.
MY CYCLING CLOTHING
For the bike wear, my individualism finally kicked in. After taking the easy route for my bike and the bags, I felt like distinguishing myself from the usual, biking clothes which are highly functional, very expensive and also absolutely hideous to my eye, mostly because they’re terribly boring.
Because of all that it took me quite a while to pick out what I was gonna wear to stay warm, dry and safe during the trip.
We will experience temperature differences of almost 40 degrees on our journey. This makes camping one of the most complicated. After all, it is a compromise of the lowest possible weight and pack size without sacrificing robustness and comfort. At least, this equipment is my home for the next 10 months.