I took part of the Transcontinental race No7. At the start, the first day hit us with over 40C degrees heat, over 3500m elevation and gravel parcours. By day two I had developed saddle sores. At the end of that day I cycled the last 40 kilometres almost entirely standing, out of the saddle, because I simply couldn’t sit down.
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.