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Bicycle Touring Gear List & Supplies List This is a comprehensive list that I updated over the past 5 years of traveling with essential gear needed for long-distance bicycle touring along with hitchhiking and backpacking.  The outlined gear below was based off my budget in 2013 when I had more money.  Check out Bicycle Touring

Dillon Lake

Breckenridge Jerbs

Breckenridge I woke up today in the bathroom at Prospector Campground near Lake Dillon. The temperature dropped down to ten degrees over the course of the night. I need a better sleeping bag. The one I have is rated for 35 degrees and just is not cutting it. I am looking to spend up to

Prospector Campground

Prospector Campground I woke up at 7 AM at the Georgetown Lake Shelter Campground. The other people packed up their belongings and headed out around the same time. The temperature did not get above ten degrees for at least a few hours, flurries of snowflakes and small gusts of wind continued throughout the day. I

Georgetown Lake Shelter

Georgetown Lake Shelter I woke up on Theo’s dirty, motel room floor around 9 AM.  He needed to finish up some paperwork for court and I needed to go to the bike shop down the road for the third time to return my tire.  We parted ways and he told me to come back around

Theo, Weed Plants and Trazadone

Idaho Springs I woke up this morning at the edge of a small cliff with the mountains all around me.  I saw my breath rise in the air like smokes while I starting packing up my gear.  The condensation between my sleeping bag and bivy sack almost soaked through to my clothing.  I should have

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