Posted by: Ian | May 22, 2010

Sportive checklist

With the Cornwall Tor last weekend and the Tour of Wessex coming up, the stuff that I have to remember to stick in/on the car in the morning is on my mind. As much for my own benefit as anyone else’s, here’s my checklist:

  • Bib shorts
  • Touring shorts
  • Socks
  • Base layer
  • Jersey (short sleeve & long sleeve, to choose depending upon the weather)
  • Arm warmers
  • Gilet
  • Stowaway (super-lightweight rain jacket to stuff in my jersey pocket)
  • Windstoppper softshell jacket (in case it looks like hammering down)
  • Gloves (fingered and fingerless)
  • Bike shoes
  • Overshoes (if there’s any prospect of foul weather)
  • Heart rate monitor strap
  • Garmin
  • Helmet
  • Sun glasses
  • Bidons * 2 with 4:1 energy drink
  • Bars, several, various
  • Shot bloks (regular gel sachets aren’t worth the effort)
  • Recovery tights (if I’m staying away)
  • Track pump
  • Wedgie bag, containing: tube, bike tool, Pedro levers, CO2 inflator, 2 cartridges, contact lens, tyre patches, Neurofen/Tylanol, maybe a mini pump
  • Canon S90 camera in its case
  • Food for before and after
  • Phone
  • Maybe money
  • Oh, yes – the bike


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