Original bike – Fixie inc. Betty Leeds – NOW WON@T BE COMING TO TURKEY
Its being sacrificed! – see https://orangecannonim.wordpress.com/kit/new-bike-construction/ for details
Its a steel framed road bike circa 2010.
Its got a mix of SRAM kit on it – rival for winter riding and i’ll swap some force kit onto it once the weather improves
It has a full fat chainset on it at the moment, (quarq powermeter) but I’ll swap to a compact for the race.
Its got a climbing gear set on it – 11-32 at the back 🙂
current thoughts on kit
I am planning on roughing it one-two nights, then hotel it for a night to recover. Ratio of roughing it to hotels will decrease as I go, (less night riding in Albania, Greece and Turkey due to dogs/wolves at night!)
Why – keep riding till 24:00 and sleep 6 hours, as opposed to stopping at 20:00, eating, having a good nights sleep, eating breakfast and underway again by 7.
The ability to stop anywhere is massive for the peace of mind, rather than having to find a hotel at 23:00 in the middle of nowhere.
So I am going to use good kit, with ideas stolen from Ed Pickup’s blog (http://edwardpickup.com)
Bivvy bag – nemo gogo
Its light, small, and expensive. I have taken a risk and purchased it from the USA. The cost was comparatively cheap, even with postage and customs duty. Lets see what happens.
Mat – thermarest neo air xlite – going for a half size one – yet to purchase
Sleeping bag – already have an old summer weight one, and a silk liner.
- Garmin 800, (and my Wife’s spare) Been using it for the last 3 years, (replacing on warrenty scheme every 18 months as the contacts corrode)
- Son hub (yet to purchase)
- sinewave converter (yet to purchase)
- exposure revo light with red eye rear light
- exposure joy stick (with red – eye rear light – yet to purchase)
- maybe another battery / rechargeable rear light
reviews – add links to posts as needed