2 Weeks to go
The wallet has been taking a bit of hammering these last few days 😦 After reading about how cold it can get in the Rockies at this time of year, it soon became apparent that my 3 season -4c down sleeping bag might not be warm enough and I also needed other warm clothing if we hit snow. So recent purchases include.
- PHD sleeping bag down liner. Increases existing bag by 10C whilst only adding 240g! Read Here
- SPOT Tracker. These are awesome and provide 2 way GPS communication. Amazing piece of kit that uploads your position every 2 mins and also has the added ability of being able to send an SOS via satellite! Read Here
- Down or synthetic jacket? That was a tricky decision and in the end I decided synthetic. Down is warmer and lighter, but if it gets damp you lose all thermal insulation.
- Tri bars. Sounds really weird having tri bars on a mountain bike, but tri bars give you an added hand position. From all of the blogs I have read, and I have read lots!, tri bars are amazing for those long fire road sections where you have your head down and are just churning out the miles.