Bike: Thorn Nomad Mk2 with Rohloff hub

Brakes: Shimano Deore V-brakes

Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 2.15″

Rims: Rigida Andra 30 CSS

Pedals: Shimano A530

Grips: Ergon GP-1 with Cane Creek Ergo bar ends

Racks: Thorn Expedition rear carrier, Thorn lo-loader front racks

Dynamo hub and accessories: Schmidt Son 28 Silver, Sinewave Cycles Reactor USB charger, Busch and Muller Lumotec Lyt (front light)


2 X Ortlieb back roller classic panniers

2X Ortlieb front roller classic panniers

31L Ortlieb rack pack

Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Handlebar Bag


MSR Hubba Hubba Tent, MSR Hubba Hubba Footprint, Thermarest Z-lite pad

Go Lite Adrenline 0F (-18C) sleeping bag

Sea to Summit thermo sleeping bag liner

Pot (GSI outdoors)

Cutlery, mug, bowl, various spices

Ortlieb folding bowl

Campsuds soap and scrubber

GSI pot scraper (teflon friendly)

MSR Whisperlite International stove and expedition kit, extra pump

975ML MSR fuel bottle

Nite Ize figure 9 guy line kit

tent pole splint

gore-tex repair patches

extra rope

woven clothesline

Coghlan’s compression straps for securing rack pack

Water and purification

Kleen Kanteen 750mL sport bottle

Camelback All Clear UV purifier (750mL bottle)

MSR Dromedary bags 10L and 4L (will likely drop the 4L after Mongolia)

200 purification tablets (Pristine)

MSR Miniworks water filter


Cycling leg warmers

3 pair cycling liner shorts

1 pair cycling overshorts

1 pair mountain biking pants

1 pair convertible pants for off the bike

3 merino wool long sleeve shirts (2 for cycling)

1 long shirt for covering up

1 merino wool tshirt

5 pairs underwear

4 pairs socks

Showers Pass Elite 2.1 rain jacket

MEC Derecho rain pants

Mountain Hardwear Phantom down jacket

Seal Skinz gore-tex socks

merino buff

Shimano SPD cycling shoes

Chaco sandals

Merrell trail shoes

Pearl Izumi barrier lobster mitts

Specialized Body Geometry fingerless cycling gloves

merino wool liner gloves

MEC drencher cycling gloves (for rain)

Gore Bike Wear Road SO Thermo Overshoes (for cold)

Gore Bike Wear Gore-Tex Overshoes (for rain)


hat for sun


Macbook Air 11″ with waterproof padded sleeve (Cush Case Designs from

iPhone 4

Go Pro Hero 2 + selfie stick

Fujifilm X10 camera

Gorilla Pod mini tripod

Goal Zero Guide 10 usb charger for AA and AAA batteries

8 rechargeable AA batteries, 8 AAAS

spare bike computer and censor batteries

various electrical converter plugs

Kindle e-reader

Hard drive and various memory cards

Garmin 62s GPS + Handlebar mount

SPOT Gen 3 GPS Satellite Messenger

various charger cables

One Sim International Sim Card

Bike tools/spare parts

Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 26X2″ folding tire

3 spare tubes

Topeak Turbo Morph pump

tire patch kit

brake cables

Rohloff shifter cables

Topeak Alien III multitool

Leatherman Wave multitool

spare longer allen keys

spares bolts and washers for racks

zip ties

duct tape wrapped around zip tie

toothbrush for cleaning

small tube grease


Phil’s Tenacious oil

Brooks Saddle proofide and tightening wrench

adjustable wrench

4 sets of brake pads

2 sets spare brake shoes

spare spokes

Park Tool spoke wrench

Rohloff oil change kits

spare chain


Penaten (saddle sores)

Ibuprofen tablets

Imodium tablets



Antibiotic cream (Polysporin)


sunscreen SPF 100

Gardener’s Dream moisturizer

basic first aid kit

oral rehydration sachets

Vitamin C sachets


Diva Cup (for women’s menstrual needs)

wet wipes

Lush shampoo bars X2


toothbrush, toothpaste, floss etc.

lots of lip balm with SPF

bug repellent


Universal sink plug

small daypack

Various paper maps

Ortlieb waterproof map case

Kindle e-reader

photocopies of passport, visas, embassy contacts, health insurance

“Magic letter” introducing myself and my trip to give to locals (so far translated into Mandarin and Russian) Great idea used by round the world cyclist Alastair Humphries

CTC bike bag for transport on planes



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