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It's my birthday this weekend and what better way to celebrate than a ride around the bay in a day. The longest ride I've done was a learner group ride after Saturday practise which was roughly 300km and quite challenging physically and technically.
The around the bay route is 250km and should take me 5 hours excluding the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliffe (45min). I'm comfortable doing the distance although I am a little concerned about my lower back, the weather looks okay and roads look good.
I'm looking for advice/tips for long (by my standards) solo rides. Here's what i'll be taking:
eBay puncture kit
drink bottle (water, does anyone suggest anything else?)
mobile phone charge pack
phone wall charger
headphones (possibly used for music but mainly for GPS navigation when i inevitably get lost)
isopropyl alcohol and microfibre cloth (for cleaning the visor)
2 pairs of spare foam earplugs
thermal jacket inner
As the Spada can't take any baggage i'll be carrying the above in a backpack. i realise this isn't the best weight-distribution wise but it's too short notice to purchase a tank bag.