Specialized Stumpjumper FSR: maybe not the first choice for a touring bike but it’s my only one!

  • Extrawheel Cycle Trailer: old style with mesh nets and two drybags
  • Containing

    • Tent: Karrimor 2 person tent weighing ~3kg
    • Two Thermarest Pros
    • Two Thermarest Chairs: used in conjunction with above
    • Two Sleeping Bags
    • Cooking Equipment
      • Campingaz stove + cannister + primus foot rest
      • 2 trangia pots, trangia pan/lid, pan handle, 2 plastic bowls, alpkit titanium cutlery, wooden spatula, knife
      • Tea towel, tiny bottle washing up liquid, sponge/scourer
      • Cereal & Squash/Blackcurrant cordial

Specialized XC FSR


  • Old Man Mountain Cold Springs Rack
  • with

    • Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Panniers
    • Containing

      • Spare Clothes
      • Toiletries
      • Books (one each)
      • Bike Tools
    • Plastic box inside Alpkit drybag
      • Food: bacon, instant mash, smoked sausage, pasta, tomatos, herbs, salt, pepper, Pasta ‘n’ sauce
      • Chopping Board
  • Ortlieb Ultimate 5 handlebar bag (tied on with cord as the mount got left at home!)
  • Containing

    • SLR Camera
    • Sunglasses
    • Wallet, keys etc
    • Map book: ontop in waterproof map case

We both also had Camelbak Octane 8s filled with juice, wet weather gear, spare tubes, pumps etc.