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xx Technical gear to bike in spring
« Thread started on: Apr 1st, 2017, 06:54am »

We are going to start soon (less than 2 weeks) our ride along the Henro Shikoku. We are looking forward to it!

Today we packed our bags: the technical gear weights 4 kg each, and it counts:
- 3 short sleeves shirts
- 3 long sleeves shirts
- 2 bike throusers (1 long, 1 short)
- 1 raincoat
- 1 thermal undershirt
- helmet and bike shoes

On top of this we will take with us some "normal" shirt and throusers (we don't want to wear fluo shirts while dining out wink ), soothing creams, a first emergency kit and cameras.

Anything else we should carry along?
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xx Re: Technical gear to bike in spring
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 5:45pm »

I did not bicycle the pilgrimage, I walked it. But I have done a lot of bicycle touring.

It's probably too late, but I would consider taking fewer long-sleeved shirts - maybe just one, and one sweater, instead.

I'd also wear gloves - always nice when you're holding handlebars for most of the day, and especially nice if you take a tumble.

Consider taking a bandana, to dry your hands, wipe your nose, mop your sweat, carry a few tangerines, or tie your hair back.
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