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    Where do you keep your cell phone?

    I keep mine in my saddle bag, but it occurs to me that if I need it to call in a license plate (of a dangerous driver) to the police or use the camera, I won't be able to get to it quick enough.

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    I too put mine in the saddle bag, I never thought about having to call the police for anything.
    I have seen my people have their cellphones attached to the handlebars though.

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    I keep mine in my jersey pocket or my bento box

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    Jersey Pocket.

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    Cell phone....

    Exact same thread < 5 days ago.
    Last edited by operator; 04-06-05 at 02:52 PM.

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    My messenger bag cross strap has a pouch that is perfect for my cell. Right in the center of my chest for easy access.
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    I just bought a trunk from nashbar that features a purpose made cell phone pocket on the side. I can reach back and fetch it while in the saddle, but don't make a habit of using it while in motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    My messenger bag cross strap has a pouch that is perfect for my cell. Right in the center of my chest for easy access.
    Mine as well. My bag even has a specific pocket for cell-hones and I have cut a hole into it for the camera so in the event of a motorist acting illegally and dangerously, I can capture it without being obvious or unsafe myself. Got two already, by the way.
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    I couldn't tell you how many people I saw over the weekend that were riding and talking at the same time. Really is the conversation that important??? Its amazing how attached people are to the phone.

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    I keep mine in my jersey's left rear pocket. If you wear a CamelBak or equivalent, you can get phone "suits" that have a beltclip. I've seen people clip them to the straps. I've also seen specific holders made by the hydration pack manufacturers to specifically secure phones to the strap. They always remind me of grenades for some reason. I'd be tempted to unclip my phone and throw it at the person who cut me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    I keep mine in my jersey's left rear pocket. If you wear a CamelBak or equivalent, you can get phone "suits" that have a beltclip. I've seen people clip them to the straps. I've also seen specific holders made by the hydration pack manufacturers to specifically secure phones to the strap. They always remind me of grenades for some reason. I'd be tempted to unclip my phone and throw it at the person who cut me off.
    Precisely my solution as well.
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    Usually put mine in saddle mini-wedge. Keep keys, wallet, phone, money (bills only), and work pager in there.

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    I used to carry mine on my waist using a beltclip. (clipped to waistband) Then i caught this spandex disease and really that didn't work so great anymore. Now it is in the seatpack and it takes about 5 seconds to get it out.

    I rode a lot of miles with it on my waist and really prefer to have it in the pack now where it is protected. I also like the fact that it is a little more protected in crashes, which i have occassionally. I just had a good crash the other day and was glad i didn't have the cellphone digging into my hip as i slid across the grass.

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    I got a cell phone case from Nashbar for a couple of bucks that attaches anywhere on the frame.

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigManiac
    Mine as well. My bag even has a specific pocket for cell-hones and I have cut a hole into it for the camera so in the event of a motorist acting illegally and dangerously, I can capture it without being obvious or unsafe myself. Got two already, by the way.
    Nice. That is actually the only reason I want a camera phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy
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    I couldn't tell you how many people I saw over the weekend that were riding and talking at the same time. Really is the conversation that important??? Its amazing how attached people are to the phone.
    I was once riding with a friend of mine on the Platte trail. He took 3 calls in less than 5 miles and when we passed over the river just south of Overland Golf course and his jersey pocket started to ring again, I told him that if he answered it, the phone would go in the river, followed by him! We had no more calls that day.
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    Turned off. In saddle bag.

    ...because its a real downer to be in an endorphin-ized cycling bliss and having your cell phone ring with a work emergency.

    However, it is nice to be able to call the wife in case of breakdown or poor weather. I refer to my wife as the "surly sag wagon".

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    If it is in ring mode it rides on the handlebars next to the computer.
    If it is in vibrate mode...well thats just none of your bisiness now is it?

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by H23
    Turned off. In saddle bag.
    Actually, I leave mine turned on. I have enabled call-filtering on my phone so that only a certain limited selection of very important people can actually cause it to ring (everyone else gets sent directly to voicemail) and those people know enough not to call me unless something really important is happening. If you have a phone with filtering/group-profiling capability, you may want to investigate how to set it up.
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    In my jersey pocket in a ziplock bag to protect against moisture

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    Ditto

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    sometimes in my saddlebag, but usually in one of the back pockets if I'm wearing a jersey.
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    I normally wear mine on my belt or put it on the strap of my camelbak
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    Quote Originally Posted by serotta
    In my jersey pocket in a ziplock bag to protect against moisture
    against moisture? gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larue
    against moisture? gross.
    But true. That's what I do these days too. Although my phone is pretty resiliant to moisture (had it get drenched during rainstorms in the past), it's nice to have ziploc bags for other things and this way you kill two birds with one stone.
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