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    What Items Do You Bring With You When You Go Out Bicycling?

    The items that I bring with me when I go out riding are:

    1. rack trunk
    2. blinkies
    3. identification
    4. money
    5. epilepsy medications
    6. water
    7. wristwatch
    8. medical bracelet
    9. eyeglasses
    10. gloves
    11. windbreaker and/or rain jacket
    12. air horn and/or whistle
    13. washcloth

    What items do you bring when you go out bicycling?

    Please...no jokes. I'm serious about this.
    Last edited by powerhouse; 05-21-07 at 05:54 PM.

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    Lube,
    allen wrenches
    spare tube
    Cellphone
    A little money (sometimes more than a little)
    eyeglasses

    If it is a longer ride, the list grows , mainly water and food.

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    When Salsa goes for a road ride:
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    A flat kit
    $20 bill
    Cell phone
    ID
    Toilet paper
    20 oz water per hour of estimated ride time

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    When Salsa goes for a road ride:
    spare tube & tools to fix a flat (w/ big air cannister)
    water
    power/conex link & chain tool
    cell phone

    Mountain bike ride:
    same as above
    some sort of powerbar
    all-purpose tool
    bits of duct tape for emergencies (2 wraps around the head tube will make a decent bandage)
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Always:
    2 tubes
    CO2 Inflater with at least 3 cartridges
    tire levers
    Blinkie
    Allen wrench multi-tool

    When commuting:
    headlight
    panniers
    laptop
    work clothes
    Park MTB-3 multi-tool
    ax0n: Geeky and bikey
    My latest tip: Carrying your laptop
    My latest geeky project: Ethernet-testing cuff links

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    When going on a ride for fun, I bring a spare tube, tire levers, a multitool, pinking shears, a chain tool, water, headlight & blinkies, a top hat, some change, a knife, a pump, and sometimes my wallet and a cell phone.

    When commuting, add to that panniers, a rack trunk, an AK-47, handlebar bag, chain lube, a change of boots, a belt, a Faberge egg, three pterodactyls, reading material, a sweater (I need to take that out, sweater weather is done for the year...), and change the "sometimes a wallet and cell phone" to always the wallet and two cell phones.

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    Cash
    raingear
    Spare tube (3 if touring)
    patch kit
    cell phone
    camera
    Clif Bar
    Shot blocks
    Glucose tabs

    Touring load:
    spare tire if touring
    all of above
    Extra clothes
    sleeping bag
    tent or tarp
    If tarp, trekking poles
    3 days food
    water (4 gals if going remote)
    3 water bottles
    Bear Spray
    trailer
    stuff sack pillow
    sleeping mat
    ground sheet
    stove
    silver
    mess kit
    first aid kit, advanced
    waterproof matches
    pipe
    tobacco
    book or two
    lights
    extra glove pair

    Add in 15mm wrench,
    multitool
    pump
    tire levers
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    I've actually ditched the multitool in favor of the right sized allen wrenches (2) and a leatherman. It seems that every flat I get I gotta pull something out of the tire. Once it was a dry wall screw...I used the phillips head screw driver.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    When I go riding:

    Tube
    Tire levers
    Allen wrench set
    Crescent wrench
    Toilet paper
    Knife
    Water(sometimes water insert)
    Cell phone
    Migraine pills
    Codeine aspirin- just in case I'm in some kind of emotional or physical pain
    Wallet +money
    Camera
    Patch kit

    When I go riding with Siu-
    Water
    Camera
    Wallet
    Cell phone

    I dump everything else out before I go, she can't stand clicking and is a pretty good mechanic, so I just rely on her.
    Last edited by Pheard; 05-21-07 at 05:10 PM.

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