Rich and Tom Siepp Pre-Tour Divide ride

By MiniPips

So, after years of thinking about riding the Tour Divide, our bags are packed and we are ready to ride.


The bikes we are riding areSonder BikesBroken Roads onHope 29er Hoops. Tom's is a small, and mine is a medium.
Both bikes are equipped withAlpkit bikepacking luggage.
Matt Tomlinson from Alpkit came along yesterday and took these great shots of our bikes, and the kit grids below.
I think we've packed cloth wise for some grim weather, which hopefully means that it will be baking hot.

Tom is taking a Six Moon designs Lunar Solo with aBear Bones Carbon Pole. Klymit mat,AlpkitPipedream 200 sleeping bag.Findramerino baselayer and some undies to sleep in. 2 pairs of Raphaflyweight bib shorts. Rapha SS jersey. Rapha Arm warmers. Rapha Knee warmers. Rapha insulated gilet. Rapha Merino beanie. Alpkit Morphosis Jacket, Alpkit Filoment hoody down jacket. Alpkit Balance waterproof. Alpkit Pola Gloves. Supernova USB port and dynamo lights.2 Zendure thru charging batteries. Garmin Dakota. USB cables. Hiplok. Spare pads, chainlink. Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite tool.Park Tyre Boot,Love Mud Pump.Sealant, TubeSawn off toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitising gel, sun cream, antihistamine, Immodium, Chapstick.500ml bottle, 2 litre bladder and water filter.Assos Chamois Cream.

Rich is taking a Zpacks Solplex withBear Bones Carbon Poles. Klymit mat,AlpkitPipedream 200 sleeping bag.Findramerino baselayer and some undies to sleep in. 2 pairs ofRaphaflyweight bib shorts. Rapha Brevet jersey. Rapha Arm warmers. Rapha Knee warmers. Rapha insulated gilet. Rapha Merino beanie. Rapha Brevet Insulated Jacket, Rapha Classic Mitts. Alpkit Filoment hoody down jacket. Alpkit Balance waterproof. Alpkit Pola Gloves. Supernova USB port and dynamo lights.2 Zendure thru charging batteries. Garmin Oregon. USB cables. Delorme Inreach SE tracker. Sony RX100 Mk3 camera Hiplok. Spare pads, chainlink, Park Tyre Boot, Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite tool. Topeak Pump. Sealant, Tube, Sawn off toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitising gel, chapstick, sun cream, antihistamine, Immodium, Assos Chamois Cream. 500ml bottle, 2 litre bladder and water filter. Comb for my beard!

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