Stuff We Use

This page is a work in progress.

Bikes:  Surly "Long Haul Truckers" with 26" wheels, out of the box

Racks: Jandd and Tubus

Panniers: Ortlieb (Nate); Seattle Sports (Jaco) and Ortlieb

Extra Bike Parts: Extra spokes, inner tubes, mountain bike tires, cables and housing, chains, bolts,

Bike Tools: Steel wool, cone wrenches, allen wrenches, spoke wrench, cable cutter, cassette bolt, chain breaker, lube, grease

Camping: REI Half Dome 2 tent, tarp, sleeping baggie bags

Cooking: MSR Whisperlite Internationale camping stove, pans and utensils

Water:  MSR ceramic pump water filter, Sawyer hanging 4L filter

GPS: "The Spot," a handheld GPS tracking/emergency messaging tool

Maps: Michelin Spain & Portugal

Guidebooks/Language tools: Our Noggins


  1. Godspeed and hope all is well on the journey so far! Cheers from Thailand!

  2. I am Pierre Bayou, an old friend of Frank Roesch. I live in Béziers and I would be pleased to meet you when you cross my country. my phone is 06 61 83 62 61. My e-mail is, tell me where I can meet you, even if you are further than Béziers. Are you going to cross Saint Chinian where I was born ? 27 km west from Béziers on D 612 ? Have a nice time.

  3. You guys are the most bonafide savs I've ever met. I hope this trip is as memorable and enlightening as the Buddha's trip to the Bodhi tree.

    Cheers from LA!