Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Packing for Europe + Dead Snake

Times flies and its just about time to head to Europe for Challenge Roth and Copenhagen.

I am really looking forward to my first time at Roth, I have heard so many good stories from the race, with the atmosphere and course, it should be a ripper.

Since I am flying through Asia, the baggage allowance is only 23kg so I have written a list of what I need and don't, as its always a struggle to stay under 23kg! I use a cardboard Orbea Box and carry on bag for laptop, book and any heavy stuff

  • Orbea Bike
  • Durace 75 Race Wheels
  • Training Wheels - may have to leave at home and borrow some
  • Saucony Kinvara's and Fastwitch shoes, one of each, I can save weight, wear one pair on plane
  • Compressport Calf compression - wear on plane, save weight
  • Orca wetsuit
  • Sugoi Race kit
  • Sugoi training kit, one kit
  • Drink bottles - get in Europe
  • Pair of jeans - wear on plane
  • Jacket - wear on plane
  • Undies - 3 pairs, wear one on plane
  • Socks - 3 pairs, wear one on plane
  • T shirts - 3
  • Shorts - 1
  • Laptop
  • Bike Pump - borrow
  • Timex Race Trainer Pro watch - wear on plane
  • Aero Helmet
  • Normal Helmet
  • Cycling shoes
  • Lydiard running book - always get me motivated
  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Toiletries, just take the tooth brush and get the rest there
That's about it, so if i get desperate I normally stuff all my smaller clothes in to my Jacket pockets and if I really need to put three t-shirts on at once. It does not sound like much but it all adds up.

Packing Car

Random Dead Snake on Farm

Close up


krystyna47 said...

Also, once you've got a backpack as your carry on, just have another smaller bag (a manpurse or just a reusable bag like the ones you use at the supermarket), and you can stuff a whole lot of things in there too. I've been trying to avoid the wretched 23kg mark for years... one day I'll have it down pat.

Wes said...

might I suggest wearing your Orca wetsuit on the plane? ;-) SAFE TRAVELS!

Adrian Kitto said...

Remember that the Laptop is allowed it's own bag as carry on, airlines don't like checking laptops. I'm sure you can stuff some stuff in there as well :)