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Here is a list of my starting gear at the beginning of my 3,950 mile bike ride from San Francisco, CA to Yorktown, VA in the Summer of 2002.  The warm sleeping was replaced by a fleece sleeping bag and the warm weather gear was sent home in Pueblo, Colorado.

Hind Gloves Adventure Cycling Maps (10) Spring Sleeping Bag
Limar Helmet Spiral Notebook (small) Thermarest Ultralight Sleeping Pad
Cannondale clipless Shoes Pen Thermarest Pillow Case
Duofold Cycling Shorts (3 pair) North Face Wallet w/ID Light year CD Tent w/Ground Cloth
Cycling Jerseys (3) Timex Watch  
Duofold Cycling Tights AM/FM Radio  
Green Polartec Fleece Pullover Performance 3 Lens Sunglasses MSR Dragonfly Stove in OR Cell
HH Rain Jacket & Pants (Yellow) Elph Camera & Case & Film 22 oz. Fuel Bottle & 11 oz.
Wickers Thermal Top (Green) Matches and BIC lighters
Gore Windstopper Gloves MSR Titanium Pots
Gore Windstopper Skull Cap MSR Titanium Spoon / Stove Tool
3 Pair Cycling Socks Small Caribiners (2) Scrubber Cloth
1 Pair of Synthetic Underwear Bandanas (1-2) 50 ft. Utility Cord
  Duct Tape Around Fuel Bottle  
  Bungee Cord (1-2)  
2 Spare Tubes Cable Bike Lock Petzl Tikka Headlamp
1 Spare Tire Hydrapak Hydration Backpack Sweetwater Water Filter
Rear View Mirror Pack Towel Gerber Utility Tool w/Case
Spare Spokes Compass Tarp for Bike or Bike Cover
Cyclocomputer w/Extra Battery USA Hacky Sack Extra AAA Batteries
Topeak Road Morph Pump  
Topeak Alien Multitool w/Case  
Patch Kit Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Rear LED Light Dr. Bronners
  Performance Panniers w/Raincovers Razor (Disposable)
  Jandd Handlebar Bag w/Raincover Sunscreen (SPF 45)
Nylon Shorts (swimming/town) 3 Water Bottles / 2 Bottle Holders Toilet Paper and Seat Covers
Bug Head Net Performance Rear Rack Deodorant
Wickers Gray Polyester Shirt Small Drybag (Yellow)  
Adidas Nylon Pants (off bike) MSR 2 Liter Dromedary Bag Motobecane Grand Record Bicycle