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Thought I'd include a map of my route so far. It's not totally accurate, but fair enough.

Now's the time to talk about what I've accumulated for the ride for the next couple of months. I'll be swapping out items for warmer climes when I get to California, but for now here's the technical info:


  • Surly Long Haul trucker
  • Continental Travel Contact tires
  • Rivendell Silver Shifter downtube shifters
  • Mirrycle rear view mirror
  • MKS Lambda pedals
  • Yokozuna Scott-Mathauser brake pads
  • Carradice Super C rear panniers
  • Surly Nice Rack rear rack
  • Ortlieb Front Roller Plus front panniers
  • Tubus Tara front rack
  • Bontrager Interchange handlebar bag
  • Saint Christopher medal head badge ;)


  • Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2 tent
  • North Face RE Meow sleeping bag
  • MontBell UL Comfort system sleeping pad
  • Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme sleeping bag liner


  • Primus Omnifuel stove
  • Samsung Galaxy Player 5 (wifi tablet)
  • Sansa Fuze mp3 player
  • a ton of micro SD cards
  • GoalZero Nomad 7 solar panel and Guide 10 battery charger
  • Sony Cybershot HX9v
  • Leatherman Sidekick
  • Marmot Minimalist rain jacket
  • Montbell synthetic down jacket

...and a bunch of other stuff.

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