Friday, January 22, 2010

Tentative Gear List for the Tour Divide 2010

Bike










Packs pounds ounces grams

saddle 0.75 12 340.2 Epic Designs $ 125.00
frame 0.5 8 226.8 Epic Designs $ 125.00
handlebar 0.5 8 226.8 Epic Designs $ 80.00
fuel cell 0.375 6 170.1 Epic Designs $ 50.00







2.125 34 963.9








pounds ounces grams

sleeping bag 1.8 28.8 816 Mountain Hardware Ultralamina 45 (syn) $ 180.00
bivy 0.4 6.7 190 Rab ultra bivy $ 100.00
tarp 0.4 7 198 Intergral Designs Siltarp $ 75.00
ground cloth 0.2 3.28 93 Tyvek ground cloth $ 1.00
sleep pad 0.9 14 397 Thermarest NeoAir w/stuff sack $ 165.00
jacket 0.8 12 340 Gore $ 250.00
cap 0.1 2 57 PI $ 20.00
leg warmers 0.1 2 57 PI $ 45.00
arm warmer 0.1 1 28 PI $ 20.00






flashlight/headlight 0.2 3.4 95 Planet Bike $ 20.00
tail light 0.1 1.9 54 Planet Bike $ 8.00
stove 0.1 1 28 Triad Titanium Alcohol Stove $ 30.00
fuel bottle 0.3 4.8 136 MSR $ 15.00
lighter 0.1 1 28 Bic $ 5.00
cookset 0.7 4.2 119 MSR Titan kettle $ 60.00
spork 0.1 1 28 MSR Titan fork & spoon $ 20.00
water filter 0.1 2 57 Aquamira Frontier Pro $ 20.00
camp towel 0.0 0.4 11 MSR $ 10.00
toothbrush 0.1 2 57 Any $ 3.00
floss 0.1 2 57 Any $ 3.00
cord 0.1 2 57 Any $ 2.00
leatherman 0.5 8.2 232 Leatherman Challenger Ti $ 105.00
multi-tool 0.4 5.6 160 Topeak 16 $ -
patch kit 0.1 1 28 Any $ 5.00
tube 0.4 6.8 192 Any $ 5.00
duct tape 0.1 1 28 Any $ 0.50
pump 0.2 2.6 75 Topeak Mini $ -







pounds ounces grams
Cost

10.5 161.7 4584.1
$1,547.50












Bike 24.25 388 10999.8

Total 34.8 549.7 15583.9

8 comments:

Gunnar Berg said...

Fascinating. Very light. I hope it is heavy enough, if you know what I mean. Good luck. It's fun following prep and hopefully your epic journey. Good luck again.

Mimbres Man said...

Its not the best post. I just cut and paste my Excel worksheet. Real lazy. I am hoping to keep the bike without water or food under 40 lbs.

BikerBob said...

Personally I would not bother with the alcohol stove, they don't get hot enough at altitude, and they burn through a lot more fuel too. Besides, real food like Twinkies and Snickers don't need to be heated. Eat cold food or light up some sticks, grass or something at hand.

Also, I cannot recommend a GPS enough. You can download a track of the route that will save you costly route errors. Also, you can find water with it; especially in NM. I've been 25-30 feet away from water that I never would have found without my GPS. I even found one spring that the Continental Divide Trail guidebook claimed did not really exist. There is usually a lot of water out there, but you need to find it.

These are just suggestions. It is your ride. Enjoy!

Mimbres Man said...

Thanks Bob! The stove thing has been real up in the air. When I was with Matthew Lee last summer (the guy is a machine) he had a can of cold Chef Boyarde spaghetti for breakfast in Hatchita. No worries about warming anything up. I bought him a good lunch at El Charro in Lordsburg later.

GPS will reluctantly be added to the list. I just don't electronic things on my bike...that's just the romantic in me.

J Meiser said...

Impressively light, definitely more so than my first attempt. Ditch the stove. It's not worth it. Plenty of burgers and fries along with the packaged junk.

I'm up in the air on GPS. I had one, used it on the GDMBR/TD and don't know if I would bother again.

Mimbres Man said...

J.
I am dumping the GPS idea. Kind of stupid. I don't need it. I will reluctantly add a cyclocomputer for the odometer function.

I am going to publish my new list tomorrow (list is on my other computer).

I will be traveling with who will be carrying a stove. He's a hardcore rider, but has a health condition where he can't eat restaurant food. I'll probably dump my stove.

Dave said...

If you are racing the tour divide and want to qualify for the general classification - I don't think you can share gear (i.e. with he who will be travelling with a stove)

Mimbres Man said...

Yes Dave, I am aware of this.