What to pack for a day in the PDS?

We’re often asked what to pack for a day’s riding around the Portes du Soleil.

Here is what Jo carries every day, of course some of it would be overkill but it might give you some ideas…

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What’s in my Dakine Seeker 15l:

  • water bladder, minimum 2l
  • first aid kit
  • jacket (even when the weather’s good)
  • repair kit for tubeless tyres
  • tube patches
  • 27.5″  tube (fits in 26″ and 29″ tyres), presta
  • spare dérailleur hanger for my Santa Cruz
  • “universal” dérailleur hanger
  • Hope brake pads
  • a small bottle of lubricant
  • dérailleur cable
  • power link for, 9/10/11 speeds
  • a bag of various bolts (for… spds clits, rotors, chainring, brake caliper,…)
  • Lézine mini floor pump (with a few lengths of duct tape wrapped around it)
  • HP Rock Shox HP pump
  • Fix it Stick multi tool, with tyre levers
  • light chain tool from MSC
  • Leatherman
  • zip ties
  • electrical tape
  • a small strap
  • mini lock
  • PDS  pass (the best way not to leave it in dirty shorts)
  • sunglasses wipe
  • drops for my contact lenses
  • RideAbility stickers !!

Didn’t make the shot:

  • cones for the skill sessions
  • smartphone with Iphigénie app (if you don’t know it, look it up!)
  • home made cereal bars
  • a bottle of isotonic drink (usually carried on the bike)
  • a spare pair of gloves (they doesn’t take much room, or weigh much but useful more often than you’d think)
  • an old piece of tyre to fix ripped sidewalls
  • suncream

 

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