In every bicycle tour the frame is the heart
and soul of the ride. For the North American stage of my Six Continents
Quest I will ride a custom made Moots Titanium YBB frameset with
a tandem fork. With the use of a suspension stem this incredible
touring machine is extremely comfortable and extraordinarily efficient.
For more information on these amazing bicycle go to: www.moots.com.
During the long cold nights on tour there are
only two items that every bike tourist needs; a great sleeping bag
and a lightweight down jacket. I will rely on Western Mountaineering's
VersaLite to keep me warm while I sleep. This sleeping bag is a
dream come true. Rated to 15 degrees with 850 fill Goose down, it
weighs a scant 2.2 pounds and is a work of outdoor equipment art.
In the hours prior to sleep one has to find a camp, set up the tent,
start dinner and keep the body warm to help with recovery. For that
task I will use a Western Mountaineering Flight Jacket. Using the
same 850 down fill and beautiful workmanship this is the ideal garment
for cool weather camping. For a complete guide of Western Mountaineering's
products go to: www.westernmountaineering.com.