South America Gear


Surly Troll x2
Surly Nice Racks
Wellgo flat pedals
Trekking bars (flat butterfly shape)
Planet Bike fenders
Adamo Road mens saddle
Terry Liberator womens saddle
Jandd Mountain Panniers (rear and front)
Jandd Mountain handlebar bag (Katie’s)
Topeak TourGuide handlebar bag (James’s)
Specialized Crossroads Armadillo Tires (26×1.95) *replaced after 4500km with Specialized Captain’s (26×2.0)
Blackburn frame pump (broke halfway through)
Blackburn frame mini-pump
5 20oz water bottles (used three additional 1.5L bottles strapped to Katie’s rear rack)
Onguard Akita Loop Cable (long, fit through both bikes)
Master Lock Combination Padlock
Amphipod Reflective Xinglet (2)

*Surly’s website with components list


Marmot Limelight 2 person tent
MSR Universal Stove plus 1L fuel cannister
Fuel Cannister Adaptor (allows us to use long cylinder type cannisters common in South America)
Fossilz Bowls (2)
Cutlery (1 plastic set plus 1 stainless spoon to double as cookware)
Aluminum pot set (small fry pan, lid, and 750 mL pot)
REI Tripod Mug 18 fluid oz
MSR Dramadery (10L)
Gerber 2.5in folding knife
EMS 20 degree sleeping bags (2, capable of zipping together)
Sea to Summit sleeping bag liners (2, adds 15 degrees to bags)
Thermarest pads (2, one full length, one 3/4)
30L Outdoor Research Dry Peak Bagger (to line one pannier and double as lightweight day pack)
20L Sea to Summit eVent compression dry sacks (2, to protect clothes bags)
16L Granite Gear compression sacks (2, for clothes)
16L Granite Gear Round Rock Solid compression sack (for tent; we left the rain fly in the original tent bag)
MSR Expedition Stove Repair Kit
Tenacious Tape Tent Repair Tape
Cascade Designs Ultralite PackTowl (2)

Accessories/Tech/Med Kit

HTC MyTouch 4G
Nikon D60
Nikon Nikkor 55-300 VR Lens
Notebook and pen
Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp (2)
Leatherman Wave (lost it in our third month)
Prescriptions (cipro, doxy, diflucan)
Ibuprofen (pulverized from bag rattle, never used)
Toiletries kit (toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail clippers, floss, tweezers)
REI Wound Closure Kit
Nutragena dry touch ultrasheer 45 sunblock (2)
Generic 50 sunblock


Eastern Mountain Sports GORE-TEX Ascent Series
Outdoor Research 600 fill down jacket with hood
Smith polarized sunglasses

North Face 800 fill down jacket
Marmot GORE-TEX Paclite rain jacket
Polartec windproof hat
Giro fingerless cycling gloves
Spring ski gloves, windproof (blanking on the brand)
REI nylon cargo pants
ExOfficio nylon capris (for conservative riding, used over shorts)
Cycling shorts (2)
Smartwool Lightweight NTS t-shirt (2)
Smartwool NTS halfzip
O’Neill lightweight tank (doubles as rideable and “presentable”)
No-name tank top (for sleeping)
Ibex Balance Light merino wool sports bra (2)
Feetures and DeFeet running socks (2)
Merrell Moab waterproof low tops
No-name flip fops
Smith polarized sunglasses