The Baja Divide is a long of road bike ride in Mexico.
I will be sleeping in a bivvy bag or cowboy camping (sleeping under the stars), and sometimes in a hotel.
My bike generates electricity using a dyanmo hub in the front wheel.
I will carry up to 12 liters of water ~26 lbs.
I will supply from stores along the way.
I can expect to go 2-3 days without food and water re-supply.
I will be in and out of cellphone reception, but I will carry a SPOT beacon for emergencies.
Once my spot beacon is registered here : Track Leaders Baja Divide 2018
Paul’s Baja Divide Packing list:
Salsa Mukluk Fat Bike
Manitou Mastodon Suspension Fork
Handlebars: Jones H-Bar
Dynamo: Shutter Precision PD-8X Fat 150mm
Dynamo Front light and USB charger: Sinewave Cycles Beacon
Rear Dynamo Light
Front Bag: Revelate Designs Sweetroll
Rear Panniers: Ortlieb sport rollers
Custom Frame Bag
Salsa Rear Rack
Seat: Cirrus Cycles Body Float Seat Post
Long Sleve: REI Sahara
Wool Layer: Smart Wool long sleeve ziper
Waterproof Rain Shell: Marmot Precip
Down jacket: Sierra Designs
Biking/hiking shorts: Zoic Ether Cycling Shorts
Padded cycling short liners
Outdoor research running tights (for cold days)
Short finger MTB gloves
Socks x1 – Darn Tough
1/2 Buff – Colorado Flag
Shoes: Altra Trail Running shoes Lone Peak 3.5
Power bank: Pass through Goal Zero 20 ( why pass through? )
Phone: Samsung S7 (used for navigation with Backcountry Navigator and Osmand+ apps)
Cellphone mount: Quad Lock
Helmet – mtb style with hiking hat underneath
Spare prescription glasses
Headtorch: running headlamp
Back up torch
Sunscreen & lip salve
1 x 750ml bicycle water bottles
3x 3.0 liter Platypus bladder
2x 64 oz bottles one fork mounted one downtube mounted.
Bivvy bag – Mountain Laurel Designs (A bivy is a really small tent)
Sleeping bag: Go-lite quilt
Sleeping mat: Thermarest Extra-small
Toiletries (cut down toothbrush, toothpaste, soap)
Pocket knife – Opinel from France … fancy
Small cigarette lighter
First aid kit: painkillers, antibiotic ointment, bandaids, steristrips, suture kit, non-stick dressings, tape, antihistamines, prescription antibiotics, gastro-soothe
Spot (used for updating location and as an emergency beacon)
Printed Baja maps (for overview/backup)
tiny bike pump
bike lock, lightweight (to stop opportunists)
Topeak Multi-tool with chainbreaker
Very small adjustable wrench
spare screws and nuts
Tubeless tyre plugs (use Leatherman to insert)
Spare disc brake pads (x2 pairs)
Paul’s Photography Kit
Fuji X-T2 Mirror less camera
2 spare batteries for the Fuji
64 GB SanDisk SD card (x3)
Sirui T-024X carbon fibre tripod
All camera gear carried in Lowepro Flipside backpack to prevent unnecessary wear on gear.
Too many usb cables.