Wade Anderson
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Bicycle and Gear for the journey





1998 Specialized Stumpjumper

M2 X w/ butted M2 Ceramic Composite top & down tubes

Rock Shox Judy XC w/ custom black 38 mm offset, alloy steerer

Ritchey Logic Expert, SBC laser-etched aluminum top cap

Dimension 40 degree Stem Head

Ritchey ForceLite, alloy

Bar Ends
Onza R.A.W. 140 Bar Ends with L-bend

Team Control

Avid Single Digit 20

Brake Levers
Avid Single Digit 1.9L w/Speed Dial Adjust

Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore XT

Ritchey Logic 1.8 mm, gold alloy nipples

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.75

Specialized Body Geometry saddle

Seat Post
Rock Shox suspension seat post

Seat Binder
Forged A1 with binder bolt

Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR

Shift Levers
Shimano Deore XT independent

Shimano HG70 11-30, 8 speed

Specialized StrongArm Pro, forged, 22s/32a/42a


Shimano IG51 - replaced with SRAM PC40 - have spare SRAM 870

Specialized sealed-bearing cartridge - replaced with Shimano XT

It came with crap Ritchey pedals, replaced with Shimano A530

Mavic X221 with eyelets, 32-hole, silver - drilled to fit Shrader valves (next time I will upgrade to 36 spoke wheels)

Front Hub
Specialized Stout SuperFly with aluminum Skraxle

Rear Hub
Shimano Parallax

Ortlieb front roller and back roller classic panniers and Ortlieb handlebar bag

Rear rack
Jandd Mountaineering rack

Front rack
Old Man Mountain Sherpa rack

Bicycle computer
Cat Eye CC-AT100 with altimeter function - I already have this from many years ago but never used it. many reviews have talked about malfunctions. So I have a second bicycle computer.

Cat Eye Enduro 8 ( I still have my Cat Eye Enduro 2 from the ride 12 years ago)

I will also have a separate altimeter. The Highgear AltiTech 2 had some good reviews.

Bicycle mirror
Ortlieb ultralight mirror


REI Quarter Dome T2 2 person tent so I can store my gear in the tent too. 3lbs, 15oz! about 1/3 the weight of my old tent.
A plastic mallet weighs almost nothing at 7 ozs and worth having, last time I would just find rocks when I had to pound stakes in hard ground.

Sleeping Bag
REI Polar Pod 10 degree bag

Sleeping Pad
Big Agnes - it is 1/3rd the weight and has 1/3rd the packed size than the thermarest I used to use. I heard the material is slick and people complain of sliding around on it, Iwill take some non slip dycem material just in case.

MSR Dragonfly - can burn just about anything flammable.

Cookware and accessories
Titanium pot
plastic cup
plastic bowl
fork & spoon
Storm Proof matches
MSR mini works water filter

2 pair bike shorts
2 bike shirts
2 pair bike socks
2 pair wool socks
Specialized spd shoes - MT-33L
1 pair hiking shoes
1 pair "convertible pants" - long pants with zip off legs for shorts
2 pair Kuhl long pants
2 long sleeve shirts
1 t-shirt
1 pair riding gloves - Pearl Izumi gel
1 pair ski gloves
Neoprene shoe covers
Waterproof rain jacket
capilene polyester long underwear
capilene polyester long sleeve shirt

Med Kit
Mosquito repellent
topical analgesic
lip protection
5 2x3 Telfa's
bandage tape
5 bandaids
alcohol prep pads
skin prep pads
triple antibiotic cream
Prescription medicines: Cipro - a good general antibiotic, although some physicians will take zithromax with them when going to foriegn countries or out wilderness camping for extended periods of time; Darvocet - a good pain killer, just in case I break something. 

"The Alien" tool kit - multipurpose bicycle tool
Leatherman "Wave" - multipurpose utility tool with pliers
spoke wrench
tire tools
Zefal HP X3 bike pump
chain wear tool

Spare Bike Parts
2 extra tubes
spare derailleur hangers

chain lube
"Judy Butter"- lubricant for the front suspension

MSR Dromedary H2O bag 4L it will fold up for storage and will be quite useful for those long stretches in isolation
(4) 22 oz water bottles
added Axiom Slipstream Under the Seat Dual Water Bottle Cage

Sony walkman 16GB mp3 player
Will take 1 or 2 books

Personal Hygiene
The usual stuff: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, bottle of shampoo, soap, anti-perspirant, nail clippers, one of those quick dry towels, container of anti-bacterial wipes, TP.

Toshiba NB505-N508BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Blue) netbook - 4.5/5 stars with 294 reviews

Camera and accessories
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS - had excellent reviews for a compact camera: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/q311travelzoomgrouptest/

Ortlieb panniers front and rear, Ortlieb handelbar bag
REI Flash 18 pack, a very small daypack. 1100 cubic inches of gear capacity and weighs 9.8 ozs. I will use this as my carry on when I board the plane and it will be useful for short day hikes when I leave my bike somewhere to wander off.

Miscellaneous items
plastic bags to waterproof everything-some things I will be putting in "Glad-Lock freezer bags"
spare batteries
2 bandanas
2 pens
power converter/adapter for electrical outlets
Spanish phrase book for South America
4 S-Biner's (2 different sizes)
1 PMI 50ft x 1/8" utility cord
small amount of duct tape