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Old 04-23-18, 09:35 PM
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I always bring with me a bandage and cream just in case there is a small accident I will encounter.
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Old 04-25-18, 11:00 AM
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On my touring bike I have a barrier mask, rubber (the non-latex kind) gloves, some gauze, an Ace bandage and a few band-aids. Was a lifeguard back in the day, and keep my CPR for rescue professionals up to date. (Although I admit it did just expire in March). On my regular commuter bike, I carry a phone, and would use my undershirt as a bandage in a pinch.
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Old 04-25-18, 03:00 PM
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Latex gloves (more for fixing stuff, but I have used them to help a bloody cyclist off the bike path), a packet of blood stop, some gauze, some tape, and some blister bandages. Tuck em away and forget them till you need em.
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Old 04-25-18, 07:56 PM
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In 40 years of cycling I've never carried first aid stuff. If you crash either you get back to riding or take an ambulance in. Honestly, what is a bandaid going to do? Now if you're on tour, that is a completely different story.
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Old 04-26-18, 12:13 PM
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Honestly, what is a bandaid going to do? Now if you're on tour, that is a completely different story.
Stop the bleeding.
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Old 04-28-18, 09:02 AM
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Cell phone. I always felt that if it's something that prevents me from riding, I probably need help. I conked my head on an overhead locker door just before leaving work the other day, and didn't realize that it was bleeding until I felt it running down the side of my face on the ride home....so I'm warming up to the idea of carrying a few bandages.
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Old 05-07-18, 10:00 AM
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fwiw - just had some fun shopping for a replacement for a long loved Johnson & Johnson, white, 1st aid cream, which was always great for minor 1st degree burns. wound up buying a cpl diff. minor burn products & Neosporin + Pain Cream

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Old 06-13-18, 01:59 PM
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FWIW: I didn't properly lace up my right shoe yesterday. meaning, I just tied the top two switchbacks. so ... after about 30 miles I developed a small blister that broke on my pinky toe & was causing some discomfort. wound up using some medicated cream, two wide bandages & some tape to protect the toe & that side of the foot. flipped the sock inside out, for good measure, re-inserted foot & properly tied my shoes. was so glad I had that stuff with me to make the remaining 20 miles comfortable
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Old 06-18-18, 10:30 AM
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My wife has a huge seatbag with a little first aid kit stuffed in there (along with spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, multitool, phone, etc).

I carry nothing (in terms of first aid). If I crash, I bleed my way home. If I have broken bones and can't ride home, a first aid kit isn't going to help.

At one point I carried a couple cafeteria salt packets to help in case of bonking, but I never used them and they wore out and got salt all over the inside of my seatbag, so I threw them out.
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