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Old 10-03-20, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Every time I go for a bike ride I carry enough stuff to survive an apocalypse.
I only carry enough to survive a minor apocalypse; anything bigger and I call my wife.
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Old 10-04-20, 12:35 AM
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I always carry enough for a pretty good weekend in Vegas.



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Old 10-04-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I really wonder why they are riding with so much on their bikes and trikes for such a short ride.
Yep, some are even encumbered by a third wheel.
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Old 10-04-20, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Yep, some are even encumbered by a third wheel.
Ah but that third wheel in most cases makes the rally ride easier.
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Old 10-04-20, 08:33 AM
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Old 10-04-20, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
So which type of a cyclists are you ??
I am the one in between. I have a trunk pack on my rack with the necessary tools and parts to get me home without walking,
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Old 10-06-20, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I am the one in between. I have a trunk pack on my rack with the necessary tools and parts to get me home without walking,

If you bring along enough parts and tools, you should be able to build an entirely new bike to get you home in the event something catastrophic happens to your primary bike.
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Old 10-06-20, 09:57 AM
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Some things I don't care or think about:
  • What kind of bike people ride
  • What kind of clothes they wear
  • What they carry on their bike
  • How they carry it
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Old 10-06-20, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Skulking View Post
I like the idea, but I haven't figured out a good way to carry a baseball bat for the zombies. Do you have any suggestions?
Machete or katana is the better weapon. If you are right handed, lash the sheath/scabbard to the drive side seat stay. If southpaw, then non drive side.
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Old 10-06-20, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Skulking View Post
I like the idea, but I haven't figured out a good way to carry a baseball bat for the zombies. Do you have any suggestions?
Last month my tour across PA included and abandoned stretch of PA Turnpike that had two unlit tunnels. When I got to portal of the second one, which over a mile long, I could see lights coming towards me. Figured it was other cyclists so I decided to wait. But they seemed to be taking forever, so I entered the tunnel. They turned out to be walkers. Ended up taking their photo. When I got to camp and looked at the photo I freaked out a bit because I thought there were only two of them. Notice the woman in the middle does not have a light. I was wearing my sunglasses and tilted my headlight down so as not to blind them.


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Old 10-06-20, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob the Mech View Post
Now these are fully loaded bikes...and it's only a short charity ride around the local villages
Better make sure that thing's unloaded. One wrong bump and you'll be singing soprano.
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Old 10-06-20, 02:00 PM
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All I care about is whether you can ride it: whether you can hold your line, whether you can look back or take a drink without wobbling, whether you can take a pull without accelerating, whether you can draft without letting a gap form, etc.
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Old 10-06-20, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I am the one in between. I have a trunk pack on my rack with the necessary tools and parts to get me home without walking,
I take a different approach: carry stuff, but no matter what I carry, realize walking is a possibility.
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Old 10-06-20, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post
What type of cyclist am I?


A contortionist.
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Old 10-06-20, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Self contained No Cell Phone needed on any rides.
Good to see you are back and riding again
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Old 10-06-20, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
Some things I don't care or think about:
  • What kind of bike people ride
  • What kind of clothes they wear
  • What they carry on their bike
  • How they carry it
I'm close to this, but I do find it interesting sometimes to hear what others do, so I can think whether it makes sense for me to try it. For example, years ago, someone mentioned they carry a chain tool in addition to the usual tube, levers, patch kit, and pump. I thought about. It fit the saddle bag with no problem and weighs very little, so, why not? Put it in the bag, largely forgot about it.

Then a rear derailleur cable broke with me 8 miles from home, and this was before everyone had a cell phone. I took out the chain tool, broke the chain, and re-did it as a 1 speed in the small ring and a middle cog, and got home.

But, yeah, mostly don't care what others ride, do, wear, or carry.
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Originally Posted by Skulking View Post
I like the idea, but I haven't figured out a good way to carry a baseball bat for the zombies. Do you have any suggestions?
Standard day hike pack often has a mesh pouch for holding nalgene bottles and the like, if its a decent hike pack it has side straps to shrink or expand the space higher up; slide the bat through the retention straps and into the pouch, just likes it seems designed for.

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Chainsaws are too heavy, noisy and require fuel and maintenance. I prefer a tomahawk and a steel mace.
Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Machete or katana is the better weapon. If you are right handed, lash the sheath/scabbard to the drive side seat stay. If southpaw, then non drive side.
Either way when the zombies come the appropriate equipment is bat on one side of the pack, katana under the pack and across the back, hatchet or tomahawk at each hip and shotgun on the other side of the pack. Remember, shotgun is only for marauders as the noise will attract the zombies. Sword in primary hand and hatchet in the other is appropriate. Cricket bat can be substituted for those in the UK.

I've been working hard to have a well stocked seat pack with me on every ride with spare tube, patch kit, tire boot, 2 CO2 cartridges, 3 tire levers and a decent multi tool. I typically never had one unless out touring and virtually never needed one. Now that I'm carry them I keep running across people with flats who don't have the stuff and its getting expensive since I keep bailing them out. But I buy the CO2s in bulk and the tubes I try to order on clearance sales so whatever. Longer ride, 3+ hours, does require a top tube pack as its a great place to store the cell phone, keys, keep energy/granola/nutrition bars and other snacks but nothing more extreme then that. I typically don't even bother with 2 water bottles unless I know I'll be 2+ hours.
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Old 10-06-20, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Machete or katana is the better weapon. If you are right handed, lash the sheath/scabbard to the drive side seat stay. If southpaw, then non drive side.
F that I ride with a pair of traditional Okinawan sai. One is named Oroku and the other Saki. They tuck in nice and tight to the back elastic of my Baleafs.
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Over time, I reduced the contents of my saddlebag to the lightest, slimmest set up necessary.

There's a ratchet bike multitool with the excess bits which aren't needed on my bike removed, a spare quick link, a zip tie, a set of self adhesive patches, a spare tube and a micro-pump. Sometimes a "repair and inflate" cartridge, in addition, if getting back riding fast is a factor.

If I need anything more than that, it's probably a pretty catastrophic failure and I've got a phone and cash, or something which can wait until I get home or to a bike shop. I like being prepared and self sufficient, but not to the extent I'm carrying "useful once in a lifetime" stuff.
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I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back. That way if anything catastrophic happens on my regular bike, like a flat tire, I just toss the regular bike aside and then ride the folding bike to the nearest bike shop to buy a new bike.
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I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back. That way if anything catastrophic happens on my regular bike, like a flat tire, I just toss the regular bike aside and then ride the folding bike to the nearest bike shop to buy a new bike.
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I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back. That way if anything catastrophic happens on my regular bike, like a flat tire, I just toss the regular bike aside and then ride the folding bike to the nearest bike shop to buy a new bike.
It is my randonneuring fantasy to have a massive bike failure on a brevet, walk a few miles to the nearest town, and finish the brevet on a Walmart bike.
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