Jun 13, 2010

Freedom Boxes Part 2

So at last here is the follow up with the content of my 2l ice cream boxes. Still haven’t finished my project, seeing it only needs to be in tomorrow there’s still plenty of time, ha. Also since the Freedom Challenge started yesterday a great new source of procrastination has arisen, tracking the poor people who have started already. Looking at the weather makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, actually no i'm really looking forward to cycling in the snow, but not freezing -Rhodes.

Back to the boxes, things i distinctly remember to have packed:


  • Chocolate Slabs, about 10
  • Peanuts and Raisins
  • Fruit cubes
  • Dried fruit, Fruit rolls-just about every different type available, guava, mango, bubblegum etc. 
  • Clean Green-double up as poison if i've had enough
  • Plastic bags-sealskin socks are too expensive and i’m brave (for now)
  • Choc covered raisins
  • Condensed Milk
  • Cream Caramels
  • Tuc biscuits
  • Provita’s
  • Tuna
  • Chocolates, a lot, don't really use energy bars, ride with snackers, lunch bars etc
  • Liquorice Allsorts
  • Biltong and Droewors
  • Cable Ties
  • Duct tape
  • Brake pads
  • Space Blankets
  • Extra socks
  • One extra t-shirt...?
  • Batteries
  • Meal replacement-emergency food
  • Stans tire sealant
  • Extra chain
  • Chamois cream
  • Lighter
  • Cherries for the last support station

The general idea would be to try and figure out where i might skip a support station, where a might could/would need spares and what kind(cable ties in every box ;-) ), and fill up the empty spaces with as much food as possible, tape the boxes until the lids stop popping off and move on to the next one.
Looking back at the list it seems as if i sent up too much sweet stuff, especially since i don't really enjoy sweets, but on the bike things tend to be different. Ok back to books, tomorrow i'm packing my backpack for the last time before the race...

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