I’m starting to amass some new stuff for my bike trip. Two new Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires to replace the two I’ve been riding for a year and nearly 5,000 miles. (The old ones are still usable but won’t survive a long tour.)
A new Ottolock will replace my heavy U-lock. I’ll be mostly in rural areas so this should provide ample security. It’s a combination lock so I don’t have to worry about losing my key.
Spray on sunscreen for the ever growing solar panel on the top of my head.
And a pile of Adventure Cycling maps to keep me from getting lost.
I’ve also bought new Koolstop brake pads for my front and back wheels.
I’m going to buy a water filter and maybe a merino wool t-shirt before I leave.
About five or six weeks to lift off. Stay tuned.