Jim has some significant time off this spring and summer during a job transition. We both wanted to use the time for some special adventures. We love the comfort and upright seating position of the Cruzbike T50. Our plan was to take an 11 day trip with our new RV. Instead of pulling a car, we decided to use the T50s both for practical transportation, such as going to the grocery store, and for cycling in places we’d long wanted to cycle. We knew we wanted to go south and wanted both beach and woodsy mountain experiences.
Two days before departure we finally hashed out a plan.
We decided to do a large loop of the Southern US. The planned track is below. We will, however, stay flexible if the weather or other conditions invites it.
According to Google Maps, it’s about 1,850 miles and 28 hours of driving.
The first stop is in Borden Springs, Alabama where we will camp right off the Chief Ladiga trail, which connects with the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia. We are expecting good weather there and hope to get a good ride in.
After settling on an itinerary, we began to make a list of what we’d need to bring.
We are not light packers, but we usually still forget something important. Below is my packing list.
RV Cycling Vacation Packing List
The T50s and accessories list:
We have our Cruzbike T50s outfitted for all-day, laid back cruising using:
- Axiom Journey Rack
- BiKase Reggie 2 Dry Bag Pannier
- Trunk bag
- Cruzbike Bottle Cages
- B&M CycleStar Mirror
- Origin8 Light Mount Stub
- Cygolite Hot Shot Rear Light
- Cygolite Dash Head Light
Bike maintenance list:
- Bicycle Pump
- Spare tires
- Spare tubes
- Tire levers
- 8mm and 10mm socket wrenches
- Metric allen wrench set plus extra 5mm wrench
- Zip ties
- AAA batteries
- Chargers for head light and rear light
- Bike storage stands
- Bungee cords
- Cap for under helmet in case of rain
- Plastic bag for storing phone and money while cycling
- Water bottles
- Cycling shoes (we're using mountain bike SPDs)
- Bug repellent
- Wet wipes
- First aid kit, ibuprofen, Benadryl, bandaids
- Phone and charger
- Books/reading material
- 6 Socks
- 4 shorts/pants
- 6 shirts
- 6 underwear
- 1 Rain jacket
- 2 Sweatshirt or long sleeve fleece
- 2 pants for cool
- Bathing suit
- Sleeping clothes
We are all packed up and ready to go now. I'll be posting updates on our adventure as we have wifi access. Thanks for following along!
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