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Old 05-17-20, 07:19 AM
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Car keys and skin suits?

for the roadies who wear skin suits and may drive to a place to ride
what methods u do to hold your car keys?
that makes it comfortable?
need suggestions
thanks
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Old 05-17-20, 07:32 AM
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Seat pack, I don't wear a skin suit but shorts and a regular jersey still only have the 3 pockets in the back and I've never felt comfortable with the weight of keys in the pocket. And if you're out riding solo you should have a seat pack on the bike for the eventual flat.
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Old 05-17-20, 07:44 AM
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on a lanyard around your neck. can't imagine how it would have any impact on your aerodynamics.
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Seat bags are very useful. Carry a spare tube, a multitool, a CO2 inflator, ID, keys and some money.
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Old 05-17-20, 02:00 PM
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seat bag. if you ever are in an accident, having them on you might cause issues or damage them.
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Old 05-17-20, 02:03 PM
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And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If the key fob gets wet, it may not unlock the door.
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I don't wear skin suits. But if I did have to drive and didn't want to carry keys or anything because I am in my skin suit: https://www.abus.com/eng/Home-Securi.../KeyGarage/797
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Hide it a few hundred feet down the road in the bushes.
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I hang my keys from my nipple ring - problem solved
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Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
for the roadies who wear skin suits and may drive to a place to ride
what methods u do to hold your car keys?
that makes it comfortable?
need suggestions
thanks
How old is your car? Mine (2013 Pilot) requires a key or fob. My wife's 2019 Edge has a fob, no key. But she can unlock the driver side door with a combination key press on the door. I'm assuming she could lock her key fob in the car and unlock the door via the key pad. Not certain though, I rarely drive her car.
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Old 05-17-20, 07:47 PM
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I hang my keys from my nipple ring - problem solved
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android auto ap & unlock it with the smurt device.
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OUCH
That's a lot of significant others.
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That's a lot of significant others.
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Old 05-18-20, 12:54 AM
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If my bike shirt/jacket does not have a pocket I will throw in the water bottle that does not have any liquid in it. For longer rides that require water I will want food so then I will have clothes that have to have pockets.
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If the key fob gets wet, it may not unlock the door.
Fobs are sealed to the point where rain won't hurt it. Wouldn't go submerging it, but precipitation isn't gonna be a killer.
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Old 05-18-20, 03:46 AM
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Key and ID should always go on your body. If there's an accident or incident you and your bike may be separated. Especially if the cyclist has a concussion. Some friends have had that unpleasant experience. So I don't keep my door key or ID in my seat bag.

A key, ID and emergency contact/insurance info don't take up much room or weight. A flat, waterproof wallet could be tucked inside the jersey, even with a skinsuit -- probably easier to reach from behind if it's a rear-zip skinsuit.

With bibs I usually use a small Velcro strap to attach my door key around a suspender. I don't notice it during a ride. I don't have a skinsuit, just a couple of aero jerseys with minimalist pockets. My mini-wallet with ID, VA health card and a $20 bill fit in the middle pocket along with a couple of gels, no problems.

And I tuck empty gel wrappers inside the hem of a bibs/shorts leg. Never even notice during the rest of the ride. I'd tuck a key and ID there too if it was secure but it'd fall out without a sort of pocket.

Heck, even a skinsuit should include a tiny pocket on the back for a key and ID. Can't imagine it would upset the aerodynamics much, if at all. Wind tunnel tests show some oddities, such as race numbers flapping around sometimes helping rather than hindering airflow over a rider.
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Old 05-18-20, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
Fobs are sealed to the point where rain won't hurt it. Wouldn't go submerging it, but precipitation isn't gonna be a killer.
Thats not always true. I had to help a guy when his got wet in his saddlebag. At least put it in a small ziplock bag before putting it in your saddlebag.
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Old 05-18-20, 06:01 AM
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Considering overall safety and security, don't carry more keys than you need.

Keyless house entry, single vehicle key, leave house keys in car, etc. Ideally you'll have just a single key or remote entry device with you. If you start your rides from the doorstep, then you'll only need whatever is required to get back into your house.

What kind of a toolkit do you carry? Can you squeeze a single key in with your tools?
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Old 05-18-20, 06:06 AM
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Actually sort of interesting question. You have to figure OP is wondering about what to do while in an actual TT competition. Otherwise he wouldn't be out in a skinsuit, not to mention no provision for flat repair etc. I'd say ask some of the other competitors. Maybe the organizers have a safe place to leave a bag? Good luck!
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Actually sort of interesting question. You have to figure OP is wondering about what to do while in an actual TT competition. Otherwise he wouldn't be out in a skinsuit, not to mention no provision for flat repair etc. I'd say ask some of the other competitors. Maybe the organizers have a safe place to leave a bag? Good luck!
Do people train in the same clothing they race in?

Even for a self-supported race, a single key or fob would only weigh a few grams and could be tied to the seat, or even dropped down the seat tube (if one had access to the tube).

Are there any micro seat bags that could carry a key, driver's license, credit card, and a few bucks?

Tri? Perhaps different demands.
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Old 05-18-20, 07:11 AM
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I guess it's possible some folks would train in a skinsuit but I haven't seen it. I think one would have to compete at a very high level to make it useful or necessary. That said, when training you've still got to have some way to carry your flat repair stuff unless you are on a track or doing very short loops....
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Old 05-18-20, 07:15 AM
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Don't wear suits made of skin.
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Old 05-18-20, 08:32 AM
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How about in a birthday suit?
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Actually sort of interesting question. You have to figure OP is wondering about what to do while in an actual TT competition. Otherwise he wouldn't be out in a skinsuit, not to mention no provision for flat repair etc. I'd say ask some of the other competitors. Maybe the organizers have a safe place to leave a bag? Good luck!
Most running races and triathlons have a gear bag drop-off where people stash extra clothes and car keys, etc that they don't want to carry with them during the race.
I've not seen anything like this at the bike races I've participated in, but usually many participants are on teams, where they have a team tent that can be used for stashing bags, changing into race gear, warming up, eating, etc. Race day support is a key benefit of joining a team.

That said, I've never had an issue with tucking my car key fob into a pocket, and leaving everything else locked inside my car during a race. Don't most skin suits still have small pockets sewn inside them? Otherwise, I suppose you could try to tuck it into a sock or something like that?
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