I will be doing the entire route this year solo. How many tubes should I bring daily? Whenever I ride, I carry one tube, one compact pump, one patch kit, and I have a CO2 cartridge as a backup. This may seem excessive but I have blown two tubes in a day (stuff happens). My pump is not the best. What else should I consider?
I also carry a limited amount of bandages, alcohol wipes, a small USB light and a AAA halogen light as backup in case my headlight or rear light fail.
All of the above (except the pump) fit well in an extremely small saddle pack and they are all very light in weight, so I do not feel that this is excessive. I feel that the redundancy is more important than getting stranded.I also don;t want to be a leach on other people’s generosity.
What are your thoughts?