Packing List

Trike (54 lb)

  • GPS
  • GPS Battery (MP3450)
  • 2.5L water bladder
  • Water bottle / cage
  • Cable lock

Trets (38 lb)

  • 3L water bag
  • Watee bottle / cage
  • Pump

Clothing (4 lb)

  • Zoe Wearing
  • Kurt Wearing

Left Ortlieb Pannier (20L, 19 lb)

  • Zoe’s sleeping bag
  • Kurt’s sleeping bag
  • First aid kit
  • Kindle
  • Maps
  • Plates – 2
  • 19mm wrench

Right Ortlieb Pannier (20L, 14 lb)

  • Kurt’s clothes
  • Zoe’s clothes
  • Passports
  • Deck of cards
  • Slate, power supply
  • External battery
  • Pack towels – 2
  • Bike tools
  • Extra straps
  • Electronics—lights, chargers, etc.

Trets Pannier (2 lb)

  • Zune
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Current map
  • Sunglasses
  • Daily snacks

Left Ortlieb Dry Pocket (2L)

  • Flat repair kit
  • Spare tubes
  • TP & trowel

Right Ortlieb Mesh Pocket (4L)

  • Rain tarp & stakes
  • Zoe’s sneakers

Top Ortlieb Duffel (35L, 18 lb)

  • Tent
  • Sleeping pads – 2
  • Food
  • Riding jackets
  • Fleece tops – 2
  • Rain wear – 2

Left Radical Pannier (12L, 7 lb)

  • Wallet
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Headphones
  • Sun screen / bug repellent
  • Jetboil stove
  • Toilet kits – 2
  • Sunglasses
  • Daily snacks

Right Radical Pannier (12L, 7 lb)

  • Drinking cups – 2
  • Water filter
  • Jetboil cook pot w/ cooking supplies
  • Small Jetboil fuel – 2
  • Empty Dromedary water bags – 2
  • Frisbee
  • Spare tire, folded

Guitar (10 lb)

  • Picks, kapo
  • Rain cover
  • Reflective safety triangle

Total weight= 170 lb

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Returning Home

For the train trip home we’ll pack up the trike, Trets, and most of the gear into four checked bags. See Plan C for more information on the planning that went into the return trip.

Trike box 26” x 26” x 10” 24 lb Most of the trike frame
Trike bag 36” x 18” dia 15 lb Trike rear rack and seat
Trets bag 36” x 25” x 15” 22 lb Trets frame
Wheel bag 36” x 20” dia 45 lb All five wheels plus most of our gear. Packing is one of the reasons for keeping the rear wheel the same size as the fronts.

For more information see Gear.


4 thoughts on “Packing

  1. We’ll each have a 3 litre bladder and a conventional water bottle (the bottles probably filled with Gatorade) available while riding plus capacity for another 8 or so litres for camping and stretches where water is more scarce. I don’t anticipate multiple days without a refill but if that ever looks possible we can load up with even more. I think there’s more than water missing from this list, I’ll update it with the final list after our next packing test in a week or so.


  2. I think it fantastic that you two have accomplished such a lot. Well done. I am disabled and currently living in Berlin, Germany, as my wife is teaching French at a school here. Berlin is a wonderful place for cycling , with cycle lanes, cycles having priority over cars at intersections etc, so unlike England where many vehicle drivers would like cycles banished from the roads. I find in a city that a trike with one wheel in front (mine is a Lepus), is better than a tadpole trike in a city because the turning arc is far tighter. In the countryside however a tadpole design is more comfortable.


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