BIKE TRAVELLER'S VADE-MECUM

     In the following schedule you will find a list of things that according to our outlook shall never have to lack in the equipment of a watchful bike traveller.
     We have indicated a series of objects that are the fruit of our personal experience with the aim of making your travel safer and pleasant.
     In this schedule we haven't put the personal clothes (because it too much subjective) and so, we will limit to remind you to carry the necessary and possibly privileging clothes that don't need of ironing.

     Finally We remember to you that: the preparation of the schedule (not the materials) is a slow and reasoned operation, to be carried out calmly and without haste.  

     Good job.

THE THREE GOLD RULES TO CHOISE THE LUGGAGE

     1 - Every thing is useful, but the space will be always much limited.
     2 - Every thing you carry has a weight, therefore avoid to load you with useless things.
     3 - In the preparation of the clothes you mustn't understimate the climatic conditions of the countries that are you going to reach in summer, too.

 
N.1 IDENTITY CARD
N.1 MEDICAL CARD AND/OR SOME INSURANCE POLICIES
N.1 TELEPHONE BOOK (remember don't trust only in the telephone book inside your mobile phone)
N.1 CREDIT CARD (necessary for who travels abroad)
N.1 GENERAL MAP AND/OR TRAVEL MAPS (maps in adeguate scale)
N.1 POCKET DICTIONARY FOR SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATIONS (only to travel abroad)
N.1 PLANNING MAPS TRAVEL
N.1 SPORT FLASK
N.1 SAFETY JACKET
N.1 HELMET
N.1 SUN-GLASSES
N.1 ANTIRAIN CLEAR GLASSES (necessary against the fly insects)
N.1 MANUAL TRAVEL PUMP AND/OR TRAVEL PUMP TO CO2
VARY REFILL CO2 (if you have a travel pump to CO2)
N.1 BALL PEN
N.1 NOTE-BOOK
N.1 WRISTWATCH WITH ALTIMETER AND BAROMETER FUNCTIONS
N.1 TRAVEL SACK-BAG
N.1 TRAVEL MINI BAG
N.1 BICYCLE CHAIN
N.1 LUBRICANT OIL
N.1 TRAVEL UMBRELLA
N.1 SMALL THERMAL BAG TO INSERT INSIDE THE FRONT/BACK TRAVEL BAG (necessary for long travels)
N.2 TRAVEL ICE-BLOCK (to insert it in thermal bag and to freeze it during the night in your hotel)
N.1 MOBILE PHONE WITH BATTERY CHARGER
N.1 CAMERA OR DIGITAL CAMERA (before leaving control the battery charge)
N.1 BATTERY CHARGER (if you have a digital camera)
N.1 TRAVEL TRIPOD CAMERA
VARY FILMS FOR CAMERA (if you have a traditional camera)
N.1 ADDITIONAL MEMORY CARD FOR DIGITAL CAMERA
VARY CLOTHES PEGS
N.1 MULTIFUNCTION TOOL
N.1 SMALL CUTTER
VARY CUTTER BLADES
N.1 LIGHTER
N.1 TRAVEL UNIVERSAL ADAPTER (necessary in some european countries)
N.2 BLOCK LUGGAGE ELASTICS
VARY MINERAL SALT INTEGRATORS (prepare a good supply before leaving for a travel if you have particular tastes, but remember that this kind of food is disponible in every foreign country)
VARY DISPOSABLE PAPER HANDKERCHIEF
N.1 TOILET PAPER ROLL
N.1 REFRESHING TISSUE (type no water)
N.1 DISPOSABLE LATEX GLOVES (it's optimal for the small mechanical repairs)
N.1 HEAD SCARF AND/OR CAP WITH LONG PEAK (this type of cap is useful to protect yourself by rain and sun)
N.1 ANTI-RAIN/ANTI-WIND JACKET
PAIR SPORT BICYCLE-GLOVES
N.1 LONG SLEEVE ZIP POLO PLAYER
N.1 SCARF
N.1 SMALL TOWEL BATH
N.1 BEACH TOWEL
N.1 SWIM SUIT
PAIR BEACH SANDAL (to wear when the weather is rainy)
PAIR TRAINING SHOES AND/OR BICYCLE SHOES
VARY NYLON SACKS TO COVER THE TRAVELLING BAGS (very useful when the weather is rainy)
VARY NYLON SACKS TO CONTAIN THE SHOES INTO THE TRAVELLING BAGS AND/OR THE DIRTY CLOTHES
BRACE FRONT/BACK BICYCLE LAMP WITH DIRECT OR FLASHING LIGHT (it is very useful in gallery and/or when the atmospheric conditions reduces the visibility fastly)
N.1 WARMING LOTION BEFORE-RACE
N.1 REFRESHING LOTION AFTER-RACE
N.1 SET FOR REPAIRS AND/OR MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE CONTAINING:
  N.1       clamp
  N.1       small star screwdriver
  N.1       small cut screwdriver
  N.1       open-close chain
  N.1       adhesive tape
  VARY    plastic collars
  VARY    spanners
  N.2       wires brake
N.1 COMPLETE SET FOR MAN/WOMAN BATH CONTAINING:
  N.1       shaving cream to travel
  N.1       after-shave lotion
  VARY    disposable razor blades
  N.1       toothbrush
  N.1       toothpaste
  N.1       dental floss
  N.1       shampoo
  N.1       comb
  N.1       suntan cream
  N.1       after sun cream
  N.1       cleansing milk
  VARY    ear-stick cleaners
  N.1       soap tablet
  N.1       nails cut
  N.1       beauty-case travel for mrs.
  VARY    sanitary towels
  VARY    detergents/deodorants to travel
N.1 COMPLETE SET TO REPAIR INNER TUBES CONTAINING:
  N.1       box with patches to repair inner tubes
  VARY       inner tubes (to travel abroad we advise you to buy a inner tube in your country, because in some foreign countries it isen't compatible with your bicycle)
  N.4       irons for extrusion of the inner tube
N.1 SET FIRST AID CONTAINING:
  N.1       a bottle to ophthalmic solution (tipo collirio)
  N.1       box of cold drops (ex Aspirin)
  N.1       box of dysentery tablets
  N.1       box of sore throat drops
  N.1       box of feverish drops
  N.1       a liniment for the prevention of cutaneous alterations due to long decubituses and/or insufficient blood sprinkling (abrasions caused by sabble)
  N.1       various plasters
  N.1       an istant ice bag of an istant ice spray
  N.1       a strechroll - height 5/6 centimetres - long 5 metres
  N.1       small scissor
  N.1       a bottle of hydrogen of peroxide
  N.1       a bottle of liquid to repulsive force against aggression bites
  N.1       a liniment against insect bites
  N.1       a liniment for contusions, hematomas and spraims (tipo lasonil)
  N.1       arthro-muscular solution
  N.1       a lip salve
 
 
 
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