Unpacking List: Things that I/we carried across the country

Lots of people post packing lists.  I thought it might be more useful to post a list of things I unpacked, since they’re the things that made it across the country.  Of course, you should probably start with more than one map if you’re riding across the country, but the post office will be glad to send completed maps home for you (for a nominal fee, naturally).
BIKE AND RACKS:
Novarra Randonee
Included rear rack
Tubus Tara front rack
Bungee net to carry pad on rack
St. Johns Cycles two-accessory mounting rack
Cheap 4-AAA headlight
Cateye Astrale cyclometer, usually showing cadence and trip odometer
Rear blinkies
Topeak Morph pump

PACKING:
Front panniers (Ortlieb Sport-packer Plus)
Rear panniers (Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus)
Ortlieb medium handlebar bag with map attachment
Four tool bags from Home Depot, used for electronics, personal gear, maps, and bike tools and spare parts

CAMPING:
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Sleeping bag liner (really does add 10 degrees to minimum you can sleep in)
Fuel bottle
Stove (Va.)
Cook set (Va.)
Tent (Va.)
Spoon (Va.)
Sierra cup (Va.)
First aid kit (Va.)
(Note Virginia carried the tent, stove, and cooking and eating utensils indicated by (Va.) )

ELECTRONICS BAG:
Cell phone and charger
GPS, cable, and card adapter
Spare batteries and charger for GPS
Camera cable
USB thumb drives

PERSONAL BAG:
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Electric shaver, case, and cord
Comb
Watch
Bag balm
Chamois butter
Athlete’s foot cream
Q-tips
Aspirin

TOOLS AND PARTS BAG:
Fiber-fix spare spoke
Spare spokes (2) (Came with new bike)
Cone wrenches (4)
Brooks saddle tension wrench
Proofide
Chain lube (Boeshield)
Spare derailer cable
Spare brake cable
Spare tire
Spare tubes (3)
Spare brake pads (3 sets)
Saddle pouch containing:
Lock
Cable
Spoke wrenches
Adjustable wrench
Tire irons
Tire patch kit
Spare chain link
Multi-tool
(Note I had two spare chains at various times that ended up on bikes, so you might want to start with one. Somebody can mail you the second if it’s needed.)

MAPS BAG:
Washington state map
ACA Northern Tier 1

BIKE CLOTHES:
Bib shorts (3)
Jerseys (3) (one wool)
Short socks (2 pairs)
Long wool socks
Bandannas (3)
Headsweats (2) (most useful for rainy or very humid days)
Shoes
Helmet
ACA reflector (I didn’t wear this with high-vis jersey, but did with dark jersey and jacket)
Cycling rain jacket
Cycling cap – useful in the rain
Polypro long tee (never wore on the bike, though!)

OTHER CLOTHES:
Shorts
T-shirts (2)
Traveling underwear
Convertible pants
Teva sandals

BAR BAG:
Prescription sunglasses
Billfold
Coin purse
Chapstick
Sunscreen
Camera
Luna bars (2)
Tube of Nuun pills
Electrical tape

OTHER STUFF:
Polar water bottles (2)
Camelback water bladder (packed so securely I didn’t find it until I was packing for the plane… 😦 )
Platypus 2.5 l water bladder (extra water in panniers when needed)
Saddle cover (Brooks leather saddles aren’t waterproof)
Netbook, charger, network cable and case
Roll of toilet paper (used in city park)
Shovel to go along with TP (never used)
Duck tape
Notebook
Pen
Paperback books (2)
Envelope of credit card receipts
Motel soap bars (2)
Motel lotion (2)
(Used up the motel shampoo)

THINGS THAT WORE OUT:
1 bike
3 tires
2 sets of bar tape (one per bike)
1 pair bike gloves
2 chains (1/bike)
2 sets front brake pads (finally replaced with Koolstop Salmon)
1 pair shoes and cleats (walking up Kentucky hills)
1 pair pedal bearings

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