Update 9: Trans-Europe 2015 – 2 Weeks Away 2


What I'm Bringing

Just writing that title is making me feel uneasy. I can’t believe in about 2 weeks I will be in Europe and ready for my trip. Thankfully I have been doing things the past few weeks to prepare for it. So now it’s time to let you all know what has been done.

What I am Packing

My Gear

Here are the things I am bringing to Europe. Essentially, it is pretty much everything I took on my Pacific Coast tour. I’ve separated them out in functional categories. The photo above represents everything except for my underwear, anything in the “To Be Purchased” or “TBD” category.

My Bedroom

My Bathroom

My Garage

My Closet

  • Pants / Shorts
  • Hiking short
  • Riding shirts x 3
  • Underwear x 3
  • Long sleeve wool shirt
  • Buff
  • NorthFace Thermoball jacket
  • Wool socks x 2 pairs
  • Wool cycling cap
  • Giro closed finger riding gloves

My Kitchen

  • Jetboil (No fuel)
  • REI titanium spork
  • Swiss army knife
  • Thin plastic cutting board

My Office

When it Rains

  • Rain jacket / High Vis
  • Rain pants
  • Waterproof socks
  • Rope
  • Tarp

When I’m Riding

Miscellaneous

  • Sunblock
  • First aid kit
  • International cell phone

To Be Purchased

  • Jetboil fuel

TBD

  • Contact lens (extra set)
  • Road ID

Bike Packing

All apart

I’ve also attempted to take apart and put together my bike once. Both attempts took under 50 minutes to do. All done with my multi-tool and S&S Coupler tool. I actually filmed the whole process and will be putting out some videos in the next few days to show you how I did it. It was a good experience as I get to practice at home and refine it as much as I need to.

I also cut my bike box to a smaller size to fit the bike. I’ve purchased plumbing insulation foam to help protect the frame in transit. The next step is to rip apart the bike and fitting it all in the small box. I have a feeling that’s going to be a tricky ordeal. But that’s what practice is for, right?

Purchases

Harry told me he bought a travel charger for us to use so we can charge our many devices. There are a few loose ends we’ll need to tie up before leaving but I think we’re both about 80%-90% ready for this 3 month journey.

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About Johnny Lam

Johnny is an avid cyclist who enjoys bicycle touring as well as anything bicycle related. Johnny has traveled the entire Pacific Coast by bike from Vancouver to the border of California and Mexico. He's also toured through-out locations in Southern California. Johnny is also a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor (LCI) and also completed the Adventure Cycling Association's Leadership Training Course (LTC). He is an active member in Los Angeles bicycling community being involved in organizations like the Los Angeles County Bicycling Coalition (LACBC), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange), and Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV) by taking part in ride marshaling, pedestrian & bike counts, and other volunteering opportunities.


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