My gear list for the Steens Mazama 1000, a self-supported ultra-endurance cycling race.

Myself, pushing my bike to the summit of Steens Mountain in Oregon. Photo by

The Bike

  • 2017 Cannondale Synapse Alloy
  • Sora components (9 speed)
  • Shimano R650 Brakes (long reach version of Ultegra)
  • 50/34 FSA Vero crankset
  • Shimano PG 950 11–32 cassette
  • 30c Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ tires
  • DT Swiss R460 rims, Shimano 105 hubs, and DT Swiss Champion straight gauge spokes
  • Profile Design T3+ aero bars (alloy)
  • Shimano Pro Stealth saddle
  • Easton EA50 bars
  • Easton EA50 stem
  • Thomson Elite seatpost
  • Shimano PD-M520 SPD pedals
  • SKS Water Bottle Cage Adapter
  • Wolf Tooth Components B-RAD 2
  • 2 x 750ml bottles, 1 x 500ml bottle
  • 1 x presta to schrader adapter
  • Zefal spy mirror
Saying bye to family (1st image)! One of the many looong stretches of road (2nd image).


  • Giro Carbide R II shoes
  • Cavalo Helmet
  • Pearl Izumi P.R.O Escape bib shorts
  • Canari jersey
  • Smartwool socks
  • Giro gloves
  • Oakley Crossrange glasses with transition lenses
  • Generic brand UV arms sleeves
  • Generic brand leg warmers
  • Generic nylon gloves
  • Sugoi packable wind jacket
  • Cannondale packable wind vest
  • Rainbow Rex cycling cap
  • Smartwool merino beanie
  • Showers Pass waterproof socks
  • Marmot Precip packable rain jacket
  • Giro waterproof gloves
  • Generic Amazon puffy jacket
  • Generic reflective ankle straps
  • Wool Buff
  • Neoprene shoe toe covers
Around Breitenbush, OR (1st image). Riding over US 20 through the Cascade Mountains (2nd image). Starting the Steens Mountain ascent (3rd image).


  • Apidura 14L Expedition Saddle Bag
  • Apidura Medium Backcountry Frame Bag
  • Apidura Snack Pouch
  • Apidura Extended Top Tube Bag
  • Outdoor Research zip bag


My accessories layout (1st image). Right: A typical scene during the night (2nd image).
  • Chamois butter (~8 small packets)
  • 2oz body glide tube in case I ran out of chamois butter
  • Basic first aid kit with antibiotic cream
  • Pills: multivitamin, Advil, Zyrtec
  • REI mini towel
  • Mini packable backpack
  • Sunscreen, chapstick with UV protection
  • Bike lube, toothbrush, and rag
  • Whistle with thermometer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bug Spray
  • Penlight
  • Caffeine and electrolyte tablets
  • Spare velcro straps
  • Spork
  • Eyedrops
  • Nail clippers
  • Chlorine water purification tablets
  • 1L spare water bladder
  • Cue sheet as navigation backup
  • ID, debit card, credit card
  • Pen & small notepad
  • Cash, $2 quarters
  • Microfiber wipe for glasses

Sleeping Gear

My foam mat (1st image). Right: My SOL Bivy AKA an over-sized Doritos bag (2nd image).
  • 5mm closed cell foam mat
  • 1L Sea to Summit drybag


The cockpit setup.
  • RavPower 6,700 mAH battery cache
  • Generic 2,000 mAH battery cache
  • RavPower 4 port wall charger
  • 4xAA, 4xAAA lithium batteries
  • Cables: USB-C, Garmin, micro-USB
  • 2 pairs earbuds
  • Cateye Omni 5 rear light (AAA)
  • Planet Bike Superflash 65 rear light (AAA)
  • Blackburn Mars rear light (CR2032)
  • Nightrider Lumina 750 (USB)
  • Knog Pop headlight (AA)
  • Garmin eTrex 20x
  • Garmin Edge 200
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
Hart Mountain Antelop Refuge (1st image). Umpqua National Forest (2nd image). Dorena Lake near Cottage Grove, OR (3rd image).

Repair Kit

  • Blackburn Mammoth pump
  • 2 x spare tubes
  • 4 x tire levers
  • 2 x tire boots
  • Preglued patch kit
  • Vulcan patch kit with glue
  • Leatherman Squirt PS4
  • Crank Bros Multi-19 tool
  • C02 Cartridge cartridge w/ Lezyne nozzle
  • Fiberfix spoke
  • Thread & needle
  • Spare bolts & cables
  • Spoke wrench
  • Spare individual allen keys
  • Zip ties
  • Spare chain link
  • Electrical tape and Gorilla tape
  • Reflective Tenacious tape
  • Spare brake and shifting cable
DONE and ready for a beer, cheers!

Photographer, filmmaker, and bikepacking enthusiast located in the Pacific Northwest. Host of, and owner of

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