Should be riding
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: S.E. Michigan
Bikes: C-dale- moutain, Pedal Force RS- Campy Record, Quiring Ti XTR, Red line Monocog, S E F@r
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a mini tool that also has a chain tool, a quick link, tube, pump, and some other stuff I don't need but didn't take out since my last ride, all in my Hydrapak. The most important, to me, is the energy drink heed and water (both).
Also, if you're going to tape anything, tape a gel to your top tube right at the rip-off point. If done correctly, you can open it with one quick yank and eat it faster than having a gel in a pack somewhere. I also keep one or two, depending on how long I'm going and feeling, I may stick one or two under my shorts to the outside. It sounds funny but it keeps it warm so it flows quicker/easier when required.
FWIW, I've used a seat pack for many years before and never had a problem.