Mick’s Route 66 Kit List

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This isn’t the usual kind of post, but for those of you who were wondering, here is the complete kit list Mick Dolan used on his Route 66 cycle tour. You can read more about it in my interview with him here.

The Bike and bags

  • Surly Long Haul Trucker (with modifications)surl2
  • Brooks Flyer Saddle
  • Tortec Racks
  • Dynamo Hub
  • LED Lights
  • Water bottle x 3
  • Ortlieb Panniers (Waterproof)
  • Altura Bar Bag
  • Cheap Frame Bag
  • Cheap light backpack

Bike Tools

  • Pump, Puncture kits
  • Replacement tubes
  • Chain Lube
  • Nuts, bolts, screws
  • Allen Keys
  • Multi-tool
  • Chain Tool + spare links
  • Tyre levers
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Zip Ties
  • Pedal Wrench

Camping gear

  • Jack Wolfskin eVent II Tentcamp
  • Salewa Sleeping mat
  • Quecha One-season bag,
  • Silk bag liner
  • Stuff sacks
  • REI Flex-lite chair
  • Mini Trangia Stove + lighter 
  • Fuel Bottle
  • Titanium Cutlery
  • Cup
  • Small chopping board
  • Cord, Clothes pegs, bungee cords
  • Reservoirs for Camelbak x 2

Off-bike clothes

  • Long trousers
  • Shorts
  • Shirt x 2
  • Swimming trunks
  • Underwear
  • Warm socks
  • Sandals

Cycling clothes

  • Bern Helmetbern
  • Cheap Sunglasses x 2 (Dark and Yellow yellow lens)
  • 1 x Merino base layer
  • 2 x Cycling underwear
  • Baggy shorts
  • Gloves (fingerless and long-fingered)
  • Socks x 3 pairs (Merino and outer)
  • Snood x 1
  • Cycling Jersey x 2
  • Warm jacket (North Face)
  • Rain Jacket (North Face)
  • Waterproof Leggings*
  • Light shoes

Toiletries

  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush + Toothpaste
  • Shaving brush, Soap and razor

Documents

  • Passporttx66
  • ATM/Debit card
  • Credit Card
  • Cash (change for laundries)
  • Flight Details
  • Travel insurance card
  • Contacts lists
  • Small padlock for hostels etc.
  • Bicycle bag – for return flight

Electronics

  • Garmin eTrex 20
  • Cateye computer
  • Irish Phone
  • Camera c/w charger and cable*
  • Verizon Jetpack
  • US plug
  • Tripod
  • Charging cables

Maps Box

  • Mapsbook
  • Journal
  • Waterproof bag
  • Pens
  • John Steinbeck “The Grapes of Wrath”

Medical box

  • Person medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Sudocrem
  • Diorolyte rehydration sachets
  • Misc plasters
  • Scissors
  • Sewing kit

Miscellaneous

  • Plastic Bag for Bike
  • Zip Ties
  • Light duffel bag (for combining panniers for flight)

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