Specialized Epic Pro

Specialized Epic Pro
South Dakota Crazy - Specialized Epic Pro

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

2018 Divide Gear List

Tour Divide Gear

Specialized Epic FS – Pro build

·         Bike

o   Specialized Epic FS – Pro build
o   Fox Step Cast 32 front suspension with remote lockout   

o   SRAM XO Eagle, 12-speed, 32T Oval x 10-50t

o   Schmidt SON28 Hub Boost

o   kLite All-in-one prototype with top cap switch and Sinewave Reactor usb power

o   Two Salsa stainless steel water bottle cages

o   Vittoria Mezcal TNT G+ 29x2.1; Zero Flats; Never had to add air; Perfect

o   Specialized Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
o  Additional bike photos - click

·         Gear
o   Front – Cockpit
§  Profile Design T2 Carbon aero bars
§  Profile Design UCM Aerobridge – Mounted eTrex and kLite
§  Garmin eTrex 30x GPS (w/ tracks, waypoints & maps)
§  Garmin eTrex bike mount
§  Garmin Edge 1000 GPS (Track daily stats-Miles/HR)
§  K-Edge TT Handlebar Mounts for Garmin/GoPro
§  Printed cue sheets with resupply distance/notes
§  GoPro Session 4
o   Front – Handlebars
§  Revelate Designs Sweetroll – Medium
·         Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket
·         Smartwool Hooded Pullover
·         Klymit Inertia X Frame sleeping pad
·         Klymit Pillow X
·         SOL Emergency Blanket
·         Montbell BREEZE DRY-TEC U.L. Sleeping Bag Cover
·         REI Igneo 19 Sleeping Bag
§  Revelate Designs Periphery Pocket
·         Passport
·         Phone
·         Wallet
·         Snacks
·         Sunglasses
·         Sunscreen
·         Off bug spray - REQUIRED
§  Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbags – 2
·         Store purchased Gatorade
·         Store purchased water bottle
·         Side webbing
o   Snickers bars
o   Other quick treats
o   Middle - Top tube
§  Revelate Designs Gas Tank
·         Aleve
·         Lip balm
·         Energy jelly beans
·         Several GU Roctane
·         Pen
·         Bear whistle
§  Revelate Designs Jerrycan
·         Multi tool
·         Inhaler
·         Night head lamp – Princeton Tec Axis
·         Chain lube – Tri Flow
·         Shop towels
o   Rear - Saddle
§  Rogue Panda Oracle – two tubes
§  Revelate Designs Vicacha
·         Spot GEN3 Tracker
·         Utility kit
o   MSR Triailshot water filter
o   Towel
o   Extra jersey
·         Tool kit
o   Extra derailleur hanger
o   Extra brake pads
o   Stan’s sealant
o   Wolf tooth master link pliers with two 12 speed master links
o   Quick ties
o   Gorilla tape
o   FiberFix Emergency Spoke Replacement Kit
o   Tube patch kit
o   Dynaplug RACER Bicycle Tire Repair Tool
o   Extra valve cores
o   Leatherman multi tool
o   Park Tool emergency tire boots
o   Park Tool TL-6.2 Steel Core Tire Lever
·         Med kit
o   Tooth brush
o   Tooth paste
o   Floss
o   Retainer
o   Allergy meds
o   Deodorate
·         Electronic kit
o   USB Plugin blocks
o   Extra usb cables
o   Lithium aaa/aa batteries
·         Thermal barrier gloves and socks
·         Rain kit - Montbell Versalite jacket/pants
·         DeFeet Men's Woolie Boolie socks
·         Defeet Wooleator “DO EPIC SHIT” Socks
·         CatEye Rapid 100 lumen rear blinky




Disclaimer:  This above list is what worked for me.  Please give ALL gear a test run before heading out on any EPIC adventures.

Thanks!
~GG



Friday, March 23, 2018

#FindingMe


#FindingMe

Saturday March 31st I will start a journey to reconnect with something that has left me questioning everything in my biking life.  Last years Tour Divide attempt did not go as planned, even though I had prepared for years to take a go at attempting the feat. Next Saturday I will rejoin the Divide route in Cuba, New Mexico for some early Spring training but also to reconnect and reflect on what is to come this June.  I will get to see parts of the course that I failed to get to last year adding to my confidence on this years attempt.  But I will also spend the week on the trail reconnecting to something that has been missing from me for months now.  My passion for dirt.  My love for a good adventure.  Tackling the unknown.  Clipping my feet into the pedals of my beautiful new bike and testing myself.  A simple journey!


Silly poem I wrote.  Turns out to be a heart when you center it.  Pretty cool I thought.



If you care to follow my expedition across the New Mexico Tour Divide route please click the link below:

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=17ede5aa2a7fee43e1&hoursPast=0&showAll=yes

Thanks to all you out there following and cheering for me.  I feel all the positive energy!

Your Friend,
Greg

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