Adventure

Go by bicycle

6500km

Bulgaria to Estonia by bicycle

Our two wheeled adventure through eastern europe. Pedalling, wild camping, eating, meeting and changing plans.

Jo-Anne and Michael Lovemore

Our kit list....for the kit geeks out there.

Bikes, Biking bits and extras

  • Dawes Galaxy 2012 58cm

  • Ridgeback Storm 17"

  • Schwalbe Marathon Tyres

  • Cateye Adventure cycle computer (incl altimeter)

  • S/Sun front light

  • Smart front light

  • Smart r1 rear lights

  • Ergon bar ends - (on Ridgeback)

  • Bottles and cages

  • Map bag

 

Bike spares and repairs

  • Pedal spanner

  • Brake pads

  • Chain tool and links

  • Cassette remover

  • Spoke spanne

  • Gear and brake cable - 1 of each.

  • inner tubes x 4

  • folding spare tyres x 2

  • puncture repair kit

  • cleaning kit

 

Racks and bags

  • Tubus Tara front rack and Tubus Logo rear rack (Galaxy)

  • Tubus Smarti front rack and Topeak rear rack (Ridgeback)

  • Ortleib roller classics and plus front and back.

  • Altura Handlebar bags 5ltr and 7ltr.

  • 75ltr Ortleib dry bag.

  • Bungee cords

 

Camping Gear

  • Tent - Eurohike Micron

  • 2-3 season sleeping bags with silk liners

  • Mozzie net

  • Head torches

  • Ear plugs

  • 2 x 4ltr Ortlieb water bags - 1 black with shower nozzle.

  • Playing cards

  • Lighter, flint, bike inner tube firelighter,

  • Fishing line - For tying bikes to tent, trip wire, fishing.

  • sewing kit

  • Tesa tape

  • thick string

  • Cable ties

 

Cooking

  • MSR Dragonfly stove with maintenance kit and 20fl.oz fuel bottle

  • MSR Quick 2 pan set - 2 Pans strainer lid, plate/bowls and cups.

  • Sharp knife

  • 4 x emergency rations

  • popcorn, salt, herbs, cooking oil.

  • Energy gels.

  • Flapjacks made by Zoe, Kat and Mat.

 

Electrical

  • Voltaic Fuse 4 solar charger

  • Canon Eos 550d, 24-200mm Lens, 15mm lens.

  • GoPro + spare battery.

  • Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm lens

  • 3 x SDHC cards

  • BBC Radio 4 Nagra sound recorder

  • Wind up torch/device charger.

  • iPod Nano 16gb

  • Sony mini speakers

  • Multi plug

  • Kindle 3G keyboard - with Phrasebooks, reading books, bike maintenance book and for blogging.

  • 250gb Ext hard drive

  • Spare batteries

 

1st Aid/Toiletries/Hygiene

  • 1st aid kit

  • Mozzie repellent

  • Wet wipes

  • Shampoo bar and soap

  • Toothbrush toothpaste

 

Clothes

Jo

  • 2 pairs of cycling shorts - base layer with pads.

  • Baggy shorts

  • 2 Cycling Tops

  • 2 T-shirts

  • 2 vests

  • 1 warm jumper

  • Merino thermal

  • Leg extenders/warmers

  • socks knickers 3 pairs of each

  • Lightweight Trousers

  • Flip flops

  • Salomon trail shoes

  • Cycling shoes

 

Michael

  • 2 pairs of cycling shorts - base layer with pads.

  • 2 pairs of baggy shorts

  • 2 Cycling T-shirts

  • 2 T-shirts

  • 1 merino jumper

  • Merino thermal

  • Thermal legs

  • socks boxers 3 pairs of each

  • Trousers - 1 smart pair 1 cycling/camping pair.

  • Salomon trail shoes

  • Cycling shoes

  • swimming trunks

© 2018 Michael Lovemore