I’ve been asked recently of what options there are when one goes on these long cycling trips. I thought it would be a good thing to summarise the main strategies, options and a few good kit suggestions that I personally like.
There are many pros and cons to discuss on whether a dynamo should be used or not. This is not the article for it, it assumes you’ve weighed those up and have gone the dynamo route.
All Points North was my first ultra endurance cycling event. I’ve been preparing for this for a long time and so it is useful to verify what went well and what didn’t.
Some rustling noises. I open my eyes, it’s still dark. Two more minutes.
Eventually I wake up. It’s still dark, 5:30a.m. That’s plenty of good sleep, time to go. I realise Chris has packed his stuff and his bed is empty – machine.
I woke up without an alarm, it was a beautiful bright day outside. I looked at the time – 7:35. Why was I in bed so late? Oh yes, I remembered, I’d be cycling tonight, and the next few days. I turned around and went back to sleep, trying to add a bit more in the basket.