That's it. I am on the move. All my gear is packed, and I am flying tomorrow. Gosh, you can't imagine all you need to think of when you have to leave for such a race. For Transalp, it was kind of easier as we travelled by car to the race start so we had no weight restrictions. When you fly, things are very different. The pressure will be on until I unpack my bike and make sure that it's all in one piece.
To give you an idea here is a short list of what you would need to bring for such a race:
The bike and all you need to keep it running for an eight day stage race. For me, it includes two sets of tires (dry and mud), a spare chain, spare break pads, a mini repair kit, tire sealer, etc.
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