With the AZT, as with any other self supported, multi day events comes the logistical game of what to carry and how. The following setup is adopted and adapted from many similar setups that can be found at bikepacking.net.

Start off with this, Siren John Henry with constant radius toptube, tried and true geometry and mix of durable and well performing parts.

Then add everything else you need for multiple days on a bike. Its amazing that with everything we carry around and have in our daily lives, that it can be reduced to a few pounds of elemental things.


  • Siren John Henry, Semi-custom with extra bottle mounts, and stronger downtube.
  • Stans Wheels, tubeless
  • Sram X9 drivetrain
  • Avid Elixer Brakes
  • Ergon grips and barends for multiple hand position comfort

On the Bike

  • Carousel Seat bag (with extra mojo from SirenMary as she used for her Tour Divide run)
    • 40 degree sleeping bag
    • Bivy
    • Aircore sleeping pad
  • Jandd Frame bag in front Triangle
    • Tool kit including:
      • Multi-tool
      • Leatherman
      • Patches
      • Tire boot
      • Tire Levers
      • Chain links, zip ties, miscellaneous bolts
      • Chain lube
    • Two tubes
    • Small Stans bottle
    • Pump
    • Sunscreen
    • Chamois lube
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Ibuprofen, allergy meds, vitamins
    • Maps/Que sheets
  • Handlebar mounted stuff sack
    • Spare shorts
    • Long Underwear
    • Long Sleeve shirt
    • Wool Socks
    • Light Jacket
    • Hat
  • GPS Unit GPSmap 60CSx
  • 2 Water bottles, 1 HEED, 1 Perpetuem
  • Most likely will add a food carrying/easy access type of bag to mount on the handlebars, or the toptube/stem junction.


  • Osprey Talon 22 (bikepackers standard)
  • Wools socks: 1 thick, 1 thin
  • 6 Liter bladder
  • Camera
  • Lightweight hat with full bill for sun protection
  • Cook kit; titanium mug, esbit stove, fuel tabs, lighter, rag, utensil
  • Tooth brush, tooth paste
  • First Aid kit
  • Spare batteries
  • Spot Unit
  • Food, food, food

On Me

  • Helmet
  • Princtontec Eos Light
  • Glasses; dark lenses, light lenses
  • Shorts
  • Jersye
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Shoes

I’m pretty confident and comfortable with this setup; It’s balanced very well on the bike and the accessibility/access to the things I use/need is pretty well engrained in my brain

Start and end with desert plants