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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    What goes in your back pack?

    When you go out for a ride (couple of hrs), what do you pack with you? Im going for a ride this weekend, (first one in a LONG time) and im not sure what im going to need.

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    i bring lots of water, tubes, mini pump, allen wrenches, philips and flat head screw driver, tire levers and zip ties!

    i htink that zip ties are the most useful thing that has ever been invented
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    Distributed between Camelbak MULE and pockets, I bring:
    • 100 oz. hydration bladder
    • Topeak minipump (with patchkit in handle)
    • spare tubes
    • Topeak Alien minitool
    • two spare 9V batteries for my shocks (K2 SmartShocks)
    • digital camera (Minolta DiMage X)
    • spare battery for my digital camera
    • mini-tripod for digital camera
    • wallet (actually just the insert with ID, $20 cash and a couple of credit cards)
    • clear lenses for my sunglasses or smoke lenses if I have the clear ones already in place
    • mini first aid kit (First Aid Only FA-112)
    • small bottle of lube
    • couple of spare spokes
    • replacement spare der. hanger
    • couple of spare links for my chain (SRAM)
    • a couple of zip-ties
    • small roll of electrical tape
    • small roll of toilet paper in plastic ziploc bag
    • mobile phone (Nokia 8260)


    Sometimes I'll also strap a Tyvek cycling rainjacket (or something heavier/warmer) to the bungee if the weather looks questionable.
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    I've got a big ass camelbak, but I don't really go too crazy with carrying lots of junk unless it's an epic ride, or there's a chance I could be stranded in the wilderness in unforgiving conditions overnight.

    I carry:

    A waterproof windbreaker
    An awesome Crank Brothers multitool
    Tire levers
    A CO2 inflator and a backup mini-pump
    Usually some energy gells
    My phone depending on which trails I'm riding
    A tube and patch kit
    5 bucks that I leave in the Camelbak in case I have to buy a tube from somebody on the trail, or just need some emergency cash.
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    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    Much the same here... usually:
    • 100oz hydration bladder
    • a couple of energy bars
    • spare tube or 2
    • adhesive patch kit
    • mini pump
    • tire levers
    • crank brothers multi tool
    • mobile phone
    • ID + a little bit of cash
    • small first aid kit
    • windbreaker
    • small roll of TP
    • electrical tape & zip ties


    Sometimes I take along the digital camera and compact tripod, but I usually won't do this on the first ride (I like to get to know the trail first before I lug along the extra weight!)

    If it's a really long ride, I'll throw in a few spare parts.

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    Most of my rides are 2-3 hours. I bring a 3-liter Camelbak and fill it up with ice water. I also bring the following goodies:

    • two tubes
    • multitool
    • tire levers
    • rag (for cleaning excess mud off bike or cleaning chain)
    • teflon lube
    • snacks
    • pliers (in case I bend another tooth on my chainring
    • hand towel (those stream crossings come in handy)
    • cell phone
    • wallet


    I also bring a 24 oz. insulated bottle filled with Gatorade. Just plain water gets boring after a while.

    I'm also going to start carrying some zip ties and electrical tape for no other reason than because it seems a lot of people do and probably for a good reason. Hopefully I'll never find out why.
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    tube, CO2 pump, tire levers, water, snack, allen set, $5, one quarter, insurance card, and two or three beers.

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    For a usual ride in the near by canyon, I'll pack

    new tube
    patch kit
    levers
    pump
    100 oz. water bladder
    EpiPen (I've got anaphylaxis to "nothing")
    license
    chapstick
    dollar bill (to put between tube and tire if tire has a tear)
    snack
    sunglasses or regular glasses (whichever one I'm not wearing)
    multi-tool
    keys

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    Antiseptic
    band-aids
    clean rag
    spare tube /slime
    chain tool
    multi-tool
    CO2 air cartriges w/ nozzle
    Beef Jerky
    RED BULL
    Power gel
    Lot's of water
    Cell Phone
    ID card (DL)
    Glow Sticks

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    wow, thanks for the replies. ill be sure i stop by my LBS and pick up some stuff like tubes and other goodies.

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    Hmmm... everyone neglected to mention sunscreen. I did too but I do carry a small squeeze tube of Coppertone Sport (SPF48).

    But trust me on the sunscreen...
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    Originally posted by khuon
    Hmmm... everyone neglected to mention sunscreen. I did too but I do carry a small squeeze tube of Coppertone Sport (SPF48).
    Have it here too... it's in the homemade first aid kit!

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    hmm...
    mini pump
    cell phone
    2 tubes
    patch kit
    allen set
    100oz water in camel back
    tire guage (if its not in my pack i'll lose it)
    tire levers
    $10
    wallet
    car keys
    my sanity

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    Pretty much what everyone else listed, but I do take along some duct tape. I have a black Thomson seatpost, and some black duct tape. I put about 6 or 7 wraps of duct tape around the post. You barely see it and it's right there if you need it.

    Just for grins, here's what I carry:

    Spoke Wrench
    Chain Tool
    Full Set of allen wrenches
    Multi-Tool with Pliers and a knife.
    Spare chain links
    Spare crank bolt
    Spare tube
    Patch Kit
    6 or so zip ties
    Mini-pump
    Triple Anitbiotic
    Some Food
    Camera
    Car Keys

    I don't carry Toilet Paper unless I ride with my wife. Most of the places I ride have a bathroom at the trailhead, so I "go-go" before we leave. I just water the bushes if I have to "go".

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    Originally posted by MixedRider
    tube, CO2 pump, tire levers, water, snack, allen set, $5, one quarter, insurance card, and two or three beers.
    I bet that beer gets pretty shook up and warm in your backpack.

    yum...

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    Phone
    Allen keys
    Bit of money
    Pump
    puncture repair kit
    Sunscreen
    2 boost guaranas
    2 spoons to use as tire levers
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    I have a M.U.L.E. and I cant fit a WHOLE lot of stuff in there when I have a full bladder. When I went to the Maah Daah Hey I think I took a mini-pump, bottle of slime, hex keys, a extra water bottle, and had a little room left over but not much.
    Always bring a camera!

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    doesn't your back ache after a full day of riding with all that on your back?
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    Bug stuff.

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    2l water
    minitool
    1 tube
    patch kit
    mini pump
    6' duct tape wraped round the barel of the pump
    2 tire levers
    1 gel now its a cliff shot mocha mocha
    cell phone
    house keys
    rubber gloves
    2 shoe laces
    1 quarter just in case I crash and break the cell phone
    spare bite valve for the drink hose
    1 carabiner
    sometimes a little led headlight or my headlamp

    I like some of the other suggestions, spokes are a great idea, I think Im going to get one of those emergency spokes, but now that I have disk brakes, its not as critical... or is it... what am I saying?!! ok Im getting one.

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    Seems like a lot of people take a quarter along for an emergency pay phone call. Aren't pay phone 35 cents now?

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    And all this stuff fits in your camel back? or do you all have one of those granny style bick racks on the tail of your bike?

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    Todays 3 hour trail ride included-

    1 gatorade in bottle cage

    In my hydration pack:
    2 liters of water
    2 granola bars

    mini pump (mounted on frame)

    my seat pack includes: tube/multi tool/tire levers/patch kit.

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