Cycling buddy Paul Brasby plans to join me in late July at the Canadian border to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) as far as his time off allows. See Hit It! As he prepares for this multi-week ride on remote roads, Paul agreed to share his bike set up and gear list, as currently contemplated. Below are his words and pictures.
I've already posted my current thoughts on changes to my Gear List, Gear Packing, and Bike, as well as some changes to my approach to Food on the GDMBR. Perhaps these posts will help you find what works best for you.
Last year's Cloud Peak 500 was a great tune up for this year's Great Divide. Here's a breakdown on my bike set up and gear that I plan to have with me. I made a few changes for this year's 30 day adventure and they will be noted. I also added a few tricks I've learned over the years and a few from friends along the way.
|Paul Brasby's Salsa CutThroat loaded to roll on a bikepacking adventure.|
(photo by Paul Brasby)
Bike - Stock 2019 Salsa CutThroat Rival 1, 1x11, 34 tooth front ring, 11-42 cassette, large, 21.6 lbs