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Where do you serious riders store cell/wallet/keys while riding?

Old 08-25-21, 05:50 PM
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I get everything carried for me in the team support car that follows me on every ride...

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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Those little seat bags may be too small for cell keys and wallet.
Now, I am thinking of a $7 frame corner bag.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/22427261272...0AAOSwAp1f6vEY
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
You ride with a phone in your back pocket?
Does it hit the seat? are you sitting on it?
Jersey pocket. No, it doesn’t hit the saddle. “Serious riders” don’t wear shorts with pockets. We do wear “shirts” with pockets. But the pockets are in the back.
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Seriously?

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Old 08-25-21, 06:17 PM
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I recently added a rather small "burrito" handlebar bag for the cellphone. That way I can hear it ring but more importantly gain access to it to take photos along the way.

The rest, wallet, keys, goes in one pannier along with tools, spare, etc.
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Old 08-25-21, 06:40 PM
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Credit card and a 20 go in a holder that’s stuck to the back of my phone. Phone goes in a pocket. On the rare occasion that I drive to the start, it’s a mountain bike ride, in which case car keys go in my hydration pack. Otherwise, I don’t carry them.
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if you dedicate a pocket to a banana & you shake your fist after a vehicle passes you no matter how much berth is given will render your status serious, seriously.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
My keys don't run out of battery.
Some of my keys do
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Originally Posted by kahn View Post
I recently added a rather small "burrito" handlebar bag for the cellphone. That way I can hear it ring but more importantly gain access to it to take photos along the way.

The rest, wallet, keys, goes in one pannier along with tools, spare, etc.
But ... but ... then where does the burrito go? Do burritos not have a right to adequate housing?

I blame creeping gentrification; burritos displaced from their own bags by 'cellphones' and other such devices. Disgusting.
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Under-seat bag and/or cargo shorts (over cycling shorts for longer rides).
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Old 08-25-21, 08:19 PM
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My keys and wallet are firmly tucked away. Phone for photos in a jersey pocket. Seriously.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
I think I will buy a seat bag for when I start to ride longer distances.

My first gear purchase for my $299 bike that is 15 years old!
Rabbit hole !?!!?!

Like one of these?
https://www.amazon.com/bike-seat-pac...8&node=3403471

$8 on Ebay.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...t&_dcat=177833
Most of the underseat bags I checked out would not hold my Samsung S7 (or S something..) android phone, just too small. I found a Topeak that barely fits it, C02 canister, car keys. Spare tube won't fit, it's strapped to the seat post.
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Old 08-25-21, 09:13 PM
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I have pouch made of recycled inner tubes. I keep my phone, ID, a bit of cash, a face mask, and my house key in there. I have tied the house key to a string that is attached to the zipper so that if I open up my pouch along the way - say to pay for a coffee - that the house key doesn't fall out without my knowledge.
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Old 08-25-21, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I like Hot Pockets when Iím in the mood for junky comfort food.
"HOT POCKETS" - Jim Gaffigan.

Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
My longest ride is 25 mins. I figure anyone who rides an hour is serious.
Is that a Metric hour or Imperial? Also above or below the equator?

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My keys don't run out of battery.
You need to get cooler keys then.


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I carry a credit card, insurance card and drivers license, a few dollars cash and my phone in a ziploc baggie in my jersey pocket. Mini pump and garage door opener in another, and pepper spray for dogs in the third
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I use one of these. Fits my phone, wallet, patch kit, spare tube, and a multi tool.
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
one who doesn't waive.
Are you a waver or a waiver?
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Wallet, phone, Hyland's, in a thin flat one pocket fanny pack around my waist. I also have a tool kit under my seat.

Rarely, and only If absolutely necessary, a small device for protection on a break away string under my shirt...
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Jersey pockets, duh.
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I have a cycling wallet with my phone, cards, ID and cash, actually use it as an everyday wallet, too. Goes in my jersey pocket and is to an extent rain / sweat repellent.
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I find this Outdoor Products pack to be perfect - place for wallet, keys in one side pocket, M&P Shield 9mm nestled in a foam insert I made for it - offers quick access (fortunately hasn't been needed) and no issue with printing or being held securely - Motorola cell phone, nose-blowing tissues, Hex multi-tool in the other side pocket - keeps it all in a compact package which I wear to the rear when biking and it doesn't impede pedaling and I find it to be comfortable. I keep tire repair stuff in a compact saddle bag.

My Motorola G7 just does fit in that 2nd pocket, a larger phone probably wouldn't.

The first one I got at Walmart, they don't have them anymore, fortunately I found they're available on eBay - after a few years the first one is starting to show some wear so I got a new one. It's my intention to replace the quick-release buckle with a beefier one, haven't yet.


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I stop my ride at the FedEx store, overnight my wallet and phone to myself, go on the ride and then when I receive the wallet and phone the next day, start the cycle again. I keep my keys in a small pouch I had surgically constructed on my left hip.
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My phone, credit card, key and a bit of cash goes in a small waterproof pouch in my back jersey pocket. I deliberately have a fairly compact phone (iPhone 6s).
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Old 08-26-21, 03:42 AM
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From the various comments,
sounds like my 16 km commute does not qualify as a serious ride ?
propose a new definition- to be serious, your bike has to cost more
than your cell phone and bike only be used for recreational functions.
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Old 08-26-21, 04:01 AM
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I commuted on a race bike now and then but it's not the sort of thing you make public on Strava, imo, ergo not a serious ride.
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