“Goofy goes on holiday,” snickers my spouse unkindly as I head for the airport, trailing snorkel and fins, or cleated cycling shoes, or possibly spiked walking poles. Every trip is different, and packing for every trip requires a curatorial approach. The travel kit for my next adventure might include sandals specially constructed for walking on reefs, a solar-powered battery charger for the one after that. Regardless of where my ticket says I’m going, at the nucleus of every trip is a time-tested cluster of items that sit in a box labelled “must ride”.

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