Here We Go! (Packing list)

First exertion/Train station stairs going up/One climb of many


Heading via train to O’Hare Airport for our 11:55pm flight to Seoul. This documents the moment we started saying “why are we doing this?”

  • 2 bikes in boxes
  • 2 handlebar bags
  • 2 duffel bags with 2 rear panniers each
  • 1 handsome guy

But what’s in those panniers? Jason has the tent and bike repair kit and I have the human repair kit (First Aid) and kitchen (camp stove, empty white gas container, pots, utensils, cups, bowls, water purifier, spices, etc). Each of us carry our own personal items.


  • 3 shammies (cycling spandex)
  • 2 jerseys (cycling tops)
  • 2 tees
  • 1 long-sleeved button up
  • 2 knee length shorts
  • 2 pair long pants
  • 1 fleece, long-sleeved base layer
  • 1 pair base layer tights
  • Down coat
  • Cycling cap
  • Slip-on tennis shoes (Vans)
  • Cleated cycling shoes (Giro Terraduro)
  • Cycling gloves
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 4 pairs of underwear
  • 3 sports bras
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain pants and jacket
  • Waterproof socks and shoe covers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Head lamp
  • Tarp to carry bikes onto trains with
  • Water bottles
  • Phone
  • Garmin cycling computer
  • Camera
  • Journal
  • Book
  • Head phones
  • Toiletries
  • Domo Yen

This list does not include our bike locks. We forgot them. First purchase in Sapporo established. Well, after a beer.

2 thoughts on “Here We Go! (Packing list)

  1. Hi!. I am a client of Becca Brown’s and she told me about your amazing adventure. I am also an avid road cyclist so I am so looking forward to your blog. Safe travels and thanks for sharing!


    1. Hello! Thank you so much for following along. We just completed 3 days of riding-one day had 1300 ft of climbing over 5 miles with no flats. Incredible. I promise to upload those entries to the blog soon! I just now published our day in Sapporo. Enjoy!


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