Video Guide to Preparing for the Baja Divide

While planning for the upcoming Baja Divide, Brendan Collier, creator of the Stagecoach 400, started documenting his preparations. This video series has some great tidbits, whether you’re riding the Baja Divide or planning a trip closer to home.

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Words and videos by Brendan Collier

This Baja Divide trip will be my longest, most ambitious bikepacking trip to date, I’m so excited to see it coming together. I’m producing this video series to document my prep for it and to share the lessons I’m learning along the way. I’ll keep making videos as long as I have something to share. I hope people like them, ask questions, and get excited for their own adventures. Here are the videos, latest first. Expect more in the coming weeks before the grand depart.

Volume 7: Gadgets

Discussing my home-modified maps, GPS, charging… plus music & camera.

Volume 6: Bike Setup

My Advocate Cycles Hayduke set up with a great drivetrain, carbon rims, and extra water capacity.

Volume 5: Baja Repair Kit

The boys join me in this video — right after eating candy canes & apple cider — to present my Baja gear repair kit.

For those who tune out early, here’s the complete list:
Lezyne MicroDrive HP pump, tube, Lezyne multi-tool, leatherman-type tool, 2 oz Dumond Tech lube & rag, 4-6 oz tire sealant, 6″ of Tenacious gear tape, patch kit w/extras, zip ties, tire levers, half-full tube of Shoe Goo, home made large patches, crazy glue, 2 upholstery needles, dental floss, 16 tire plugs, shifter cable, valve stem, 2 11-spd quick links, 2 M5 bolts, 2 M6 bolts, 1 chainring bolt, 4 spokes.

Volume 4: Riding in Sand

Lessons learned while riding sandy roads in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

Volume 3: Bikepacking at Night

Tips for Bikepacking into the night.

Volume 2: Layering

Choosing an effective layering system.

Volume 1: Prepping for The Baja Divide

I got a wild hair today (mid ride!) to start documenting the prep.

Brendan Collier

About Brendan

Brendan Collier is the owner and founder of Hub Cyclery in the mountain utopia of Idyllwild, California. In addition, Brendan created the Stagecoach 400 bikepacking route which is raced annually every March, and toured year round. Follow Brendan on Instagram @hubcyclery.

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