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    What's the ultimate gadget to bring on a tour?

    What single item do you always bring with you (or you would if you could) on a tour? Imagine money is no object, and you can even bring something that hasn't been invented yet. What's the one thing you'd like to always have?
    Ride out and meet whatever limits you.

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    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
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    My bicycle.


    And a Digital SLR ... preferably a really small, easily portable one.

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    Credit card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobino View Post
    What single item do you always bring with you (or you would if you could) on a tour? Imagine money is no object, and you can even bring something that hasn't been invented yet. What's the one thing you'd like to always have?
    Would have to be my wife :-)

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    Bottle opener. Solves all my problems
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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    Third eye on my helmet. Always like to see whats coming.
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    While others have labelled me antisocial at various times, it's actually not true. I just don't like people.

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    A notebook is an essential item. Two notebooks are better. One is my trip journal; the other is for everything not trip-related. I'd rather leave behind the camera than the notebooks.
    Life is good.

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    Weather machine? No headwinds

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    I bring my special travel pocket Mandolin ..

    Invaluable on the trip to Ireland.

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    Left OZ now in Malaysia jibi's Avatar
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    To make sure I can do simple maintenance on my bike...

    an Alien III multi-tool...

    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/pro...aspx?&id=14477

    saved me so many times....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterpan1 View Post
    Magnum Research 45-70 revolver.
    Not allowed if you are out of the USA. It will equal jail time in many countries, sometimes serious jail time.

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    I think Peter was just revving everyone up with a bit of Canadian humour.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    The item I feel will be the most valuable on my tour this summer is my bank card. I have used it to get cash from ATM machines in the US and in Rome. Works like a champ.

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    Since you are allowing us things that haven't been invented yet, I want a portable car disable device, kind of like what these folks have worked out ( http://www.lazytechguys.com/news/bus...rnal-computer/ ), but I want it to be portable and automated. I'm not sure if I would use it pre-emptively where the road and cultural conditions warrant it or if I would confine its use to strictly punitive.

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    A jacuzzi that seats 8, weighs less than a pound, and can fold up to fit in my handlebar bag.

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    An ultralight, small-packing folding canoe.

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    A Costco pizza-making machine that would foldup into my panniers and recharge via sunlight or pedaling power during the day.
    Tell me and I will forget; Show me and I may not remember; Involve me and I will understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobino View Post
    What single item do you always bring with you (or you would if you could) on a tour? Imagine money is no object, and you can even bring something that hasn't been invented yet. What's the one thing you'd like to always have?
    I'm starting to think I've been remiss with my lack of a ferret on tour.
    safe riding - Vik
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    1. Juliette Binoche.
    2. A corkscrew so I could drink wine with said Juliette Binoche.
    3. A raygun to zap anyone who disturbs Juliette Bincoche and I drinking said wine.

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    iPhone - camera, email, internet, phone
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Gadgets I take..

    1)GPS. It's not a bike GPS, it's my car GPS.

    2) Cell phone

    3) Camera
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
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    I'm definitely taking my Kindle on my next tour.

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