Preparing for PEI

From August 18-25, Scott and I will be cycling around south eastern PEI. We are doing and independent tour, which means that the tour company will move our luggage and give us maps (see MacQueen’s Island Tours). Otherwise we are on our own, free to move at our own pace and do our own thing. Our accommodations will be in several small B*Bs:

Packing list
To add to the challenge, we have decided to ride our biked to and from the airports. This means that we can’t bring too much stuff. We are working on defining the minimum amount of stuff we need while ensuring that we are comfortable and not feeling we left something behind. Here is our list so far:

Apres Cycle:

  • one pair of long pants (that can be both causal and semi-formal)
  • one pair of shorts or capre pants
  • one short sleeve T-shirt
  • one long sleeve T-shirt
  • one dressy shirt
  • running shoes
  • sandals (that can be both utilitarian and dressy)
  • socks and underwear

Cycle basics

  • 2 or 3 pairs of cycling shorts
  • 2 cycle jerseys
  • rain pants
  • rain jacket
  • sweater (can be worn cycling or apres cycle)
  • sunscreen
  • gloves
  • helmet
  • bandana
  • knee braces
  • GPS
  • lock
  • camera
  • cell phone
  • bike bags (panniers, rack bags, etc)
  • bike repair kit (tools, spare tube, pump)
  • first aid kit
  • water bottles
  • powdered cycle drink (e.g. Gatorade or Cytomax)

Other stuff

  • liquid laundry soap (for washing cycle shorts each night)
  • clothes line (for hanging up laundry to dry)
  • butt butter (to prevent bicycle butt)
  • shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing cream (for wind and sun burn)
  • toothpaste, toothbrush, floss
  • medications, Advil, decongestant, antihistamine
  • log book, palm pilot, keyboard (for blogging)

That’s all I can think of at the moment. If you think I’ve forgotten anything critical, let me know :).

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