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Thedarksider

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everything you need...
« on: May 18, 2017, 06:55:12 PM »
to go sport touring*



*other than the clothes you're wearing

the full article...
http://www.visordown.com/features/how-to-do-just-about-anything/performance-touring-how-to-pack-light

yes it's a few years old

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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 08:58:02 AM »
Throw in a pair of shorts (that doubles as swimming trunks), a toothbrush, paste and some sun cream and it all looks good  :thumbup2
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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 09:48:42 AM »
from the article (edited)...

Performance Touring Checklist:
  •   Passport, Driving License, V5, Insurance
  •   Earplugs
  •   LED cycle torch (really handy for all sorts of scenarios)
  •   Soap bag (toothbrush, toothpaste, a few aspirin, paracetamol and a couple of berroca)
  •   Puncture repair kit
  •   Cable lock (lighter, flexible, handy if you want to leave your lid)
  •   Chain lube (mini can is perfect)
  •   Clear visor (assuming you have a dark visor fitted
  •   Mobile phone (use as a Camera, GPS and for translating, currency conversion, etc.)
  •   USB charging cables
  •   Wallet (cash, cards, EU breakdown, health insurance card)
  •   Undercrackers
  •   Socks
  •   Jeans (but cotton trousers are lighter)
  •   T-shirts (3 really is overkill but that's what I took)
  •   Flip-flops (because shoes are bulky and you want a rest from wearing your boots)
  •   Cable ties, insulating tape (a million possibilities)
  •   Thick all-season gloves (great when the temp drops near freezing)
  •   Lightweight gloves (great for when it's warm, also good if your other pairs get soaked)

probably a few minor things to add, like a warmer top/hoody

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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 01:05:42 PM »
Probably a bit less than I take but it covers the main things.
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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 05:49:39 PM »
Thats more than i normally take :rofl

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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 07:16:45 PM »
Why skimp on stuff on tour if you have part filled panniers, might as well take a bit more andl fill them. A fresh t-shirt is better than a smelly one you've already worn 2 or 3 times, no need to wash stuff either then. Of course this only applies if you tour one to a bike like we do, with a pillion it's another ballgame. 

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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 10:46:44 PM »
Why skimp on stuff on tour if you have part filled panniers, might as well take a bit more andl fill them. A fresh t-shirt is better than a smelly one you've already worn 2 or 3 times, no need to wash stuff either then. Of course this only applies if you tour one to a bike like we do, with a pillion it's another ballgame.

I tour with pillion and camping gear usually  :bgrin

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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 11:44:22 PM »
Why skimp on stuff on tour if you have part filled panniers, might as well take a bit more andl fill them. A fresh t-shirt is better than a smelly one you've already worn 2 or 3 times, no need to wash stuff either then. Of course this only applies if you tour one to a bike like we do, with a pillion it's another ballgame.

I tour with pillion and camping gear usually  :bgrin

No wonder you don't take much with you then.  :bow
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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 08:51:37 AM »
SPORT TOURING

not Tony touring

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Re: everything you need...
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 09:15:18 AM »
Exactly... horses for courses. :)
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