Archive for February, 2010

The Backpack

Posted: February 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Got a message from a race fan who saw me walking into Daytona. They wanted to know what I had in my backpack that seemed so heavy. Well, that is a weekly routine at every race, and there is nothing much different in it each week. What does this JGR coach carry in his Oakley Kitchen Sink backpack to each race?

  • Apple MacBook Pro computer
  • iPod Touch loaded with my weekly movies/TV shows/audio books and my playlist of the week.
  • iPod Nano for motivating music pre race while I prep. Also great little video camera.
  • Robic Stopwatch
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Muscle Milk Refuel Shot
  • Wicked Quick JGR rain jacket (if not wearing)
  • Rhodia legal pad (love their paper)
  • Racing Electronics Custom Racing Earmolds
  • Canon EOS 7D Camera
  • Belkin multi card reader
  • Oakley Juliet Jupiter LX and Oakley Jawbone sunglasses
  • Small bottle of disinfectant hand spray and mini-first aid meds.
  • Paleo nut mix for snacks
  • Pit crew rosters and contingency plans. Pitstall selection sheet/pit road penalty card.
  • Mechanix Wear winter gloves (until it warms up)
  • Spare socks and t-shirt to wear after getting soaked in victory lane!

It is a real treat watching me pack this. I use an app on my iPhone called MechCheck to make sure I don’t forget anything. And finally, the big payoff is burning more calories getting in and out of racetracks each week carrying it.