BIKE Kona Libre Carbon in magical rust-purple prismatic paint. Kona’s MTB heritage is evident in the geo: short stem, tall HT, gobs of mounts, and provisioning for 31.6 dropper routing; exploited via Fox Transfer SL. Spinergy GXX wheels use synthetic PBO spokes and foam core rim yielding strong/smooth/quiet ride. If you are curious, I know a guy who can tell you more. ;) Maxxis Rambler tires continue to impress with their balance of grip, weight, and low rolling resistance.
BAGS: Swift Industries Hold Fast frame and Catalyst bar bag (thx @grizzlycycles661). The frame bag fit so well I questioned if was it custom patterned off my bike. Perhaps that’s the case as it turns out Swift and Kona (both PNW companies) have some collab history. Also have a small seat bag from Rickshaw Bagworks which held tire repair stuff. Everything matchy-matchy in X-Pac coyote brown.
ESSENTIAL GEAR: Ornot Cargo Bibs and socks, Oneup EDC tool w plugs, Tubolito tubes, Aegismax Mini Sleeping Bag (thx BZ), MSR PackTowel, flipflops/boardshorts for the beach, Arcteryx Stryka Hoodie during the eve, and lastly, Oakley’s “Tungsten Prizm lens” to make the world pop.