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Old 08-26-21, 10:17 AM
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An important little detail I found with my phone in my jersey pocket is to have the screen side out (away from my body). On occasions where the screen is facing my body, I have accidently called my wife, and set off the alert on our Ring camera system.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by freeranger
Ya got me! My under seat bag holds my tools, CO2 inflator/cartridges, patch kit, items which can be used on either my road or mtn.bike. A fanny pack is used for a "bike wallet"-just a driver's license, medicare card, emergency med card, and a few dollars. Also holds a spare tube for whichever bike I'm riding, and energy bar(s), ibuprofen, and keys. For me, it's easier to switch the seat bag from bike to bike ("universal" contents), and pack the fanny pack contents to suit the ride and bike.

If it works, it works.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Nah, getting a sarcastic comment as a reward for offering help is pretty damn offensive. Seriously so, even.
According to the post, it was a question not a comment. I don't understand why people get so offended by simple questions.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr


I keep my phone, a bit of cash, a card, and my ID in this. It then goes in my middle jersey pocket. If I drove, I also disconnect that vehicle key and add it to the pouch.

- waterproof
- sweatproof
- keeps everything together
- if I crash and shatter the phone screen, its in the pouch so glass wont slice thru my spinal cord. <---half joking?
I got a similarly sized bag on a transatlantic flight a few years ago. It had headphones, blindfold, etc. I saved it and it works great when I want to carry a bit more than usual on a long ride and not worry about loose things falling out of my jersey pocket.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:21 AM
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Leave it in the car.
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It is dorky but I like my Revelate gastank mounted just behind the stem. It fits quite a lot of stuff. On longer rides, a seat bag or handlebar is helpful depending on the weather. The handlebar bag is nice because you can access whatever you need when riding. You can remove a LS jersey or rain jacket while riding and tuck it into the bag w/o stopping. You can reach food easily. If I am riding tubies, the spare tire goes under the seat with a toestrap to secure. They do make fake waterbottles that hold your stuff so that a rider looks cool.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Nah, getting a sarcastic comment as a reward for offering help is pretty damn offensive. Seriously so, even.
I would wager that the guy didn't realize that the implication was insulting. Seems like a pretty easy and innocent mistake.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I would wager that the guy didn't realize that the implication was insulting. Seems like a pretty easy and innocent mistake.
I once patched a guyís tube. He didnít have QR wheels. Real PITA job. As I was finishing he started coming on to me in quite an explicit manner, using a term I cannot repeat here. I left by suggesting that the next time someone bails him out he should simply be appreciative and leave it at that.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:50 AM
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I use these pouches from Waterfield: Cycling Pouches (sfbags.com)
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Old 08-26-21, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
According to the post, it was a question not a comment. I don't understand why people get so offended by simple questions.
Because some things are clearly insults disguised as questions.

"Why do you wear such cheap and ugly clothes?" is a simple question.

"Why are you so stupid?" is a simple question.

"Why aren't you riding a real bike?" is in that genre. It's completely disingenuous to pretend otherwise.
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Old 08-26-21, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I would wager that the guy didn't realize that the implication was insulting. Seems like a pretty easy and innocent mistake.

I'd take that wager--hard to see how calling something "not real" is anything but insulting.
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Old 08-26-21, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62
It is dorky but I like my Revelate gastank mounted just behind the stem. It fits quite a lot of stuff.
I bought the same Revelate gastank top tube bag recently for my (new to me) gravel bike that has top tube screw mounts, and I found out really quickly that the bag is a little too firm and sits back a little too far (not totally the bags fault), when I needed to do a quick two footed dismount over the top tube and accidentally applied a lot of pressure to my "undercarriage". For that reason that top tube bag permanently came off as soon as I got home. So I'm now on the lookout for a bolt mounted bag that a bit softer, and sits more forward (like a hook&loop mounted top tube bag I have on the roadie).
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Old 08-26-21, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
...but to me the question is why we would want to label someone who cares about cycling or relies on it as "not serious"? I want to be clear that this isn't referring to you because I don't think you do this at all, but most people I see using the term "serious" to describe themselves are doing so in order to discount the opinions and preferences of other cyclists.
Yes, I personally discount the "serious" label when it comes to hobbies in general, but as long as labels continue to exist and continue to be discussed by those hobbyists, then there will always be debatable criteria needed to get to "serious" status. I've certainly thought of certain cyclists I know as "serious", but I don't think I've ever been negative and thought of ANY rider I've seen out there as "not serious", since they seriously wanted to ride their bike that day. Especially those using the bike strictly for utility, if anything they're more serious than the rest of us riding around in pantyhose on plastic bikes whenever the weather is just right. I used to consistently golf 3-4 rounds per week for a few seasons, in sun and rain, some would consider that serious, but I used a $200 set of clubs and had a 25-30 handicap (I don't think I ever broke 92), and was therefore probably seen as "not serious". I just liked improving at golfing and couldn't care less what my label was. Neither should anyone, since the labels are just for fun and don't matter one way or the other.
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Old 08-26-21, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
An important little detail I found with my phone in my jersey pocket is to have the screen side out (away from my body). On occasions where the screen is facing my body, I have accidently called my wife, and set off the alert on our Ring camera system.
That would be a bad time to be griping about your wife to your riding buddy.
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Old 08-26-21, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I once patched a guyís tube. He didnít have QR wheels. Real PITA job. As I was finishing he started coming on to me in quite an explicit manner, using a term I cannot repeat here. I left by suggesting that the next time someone bails him out he should simply be appreciative and leave it at that.
Sounds like he just wanted to "return the favor."
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Old 08-26-21, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Because some things are clearly insults disguised as questions.

"Why do you wear such cheap and ugly clothes?" is a simple question.

"Why are you so stupid?" is a simple question.

"Why aren't you riding a real bike?" is in that genre. It's completely disingenuous to pretend otherwise.
There's a big difference between the first two questions and the last. The first two are clearly intended as insults. The last might be interpreted as an insult, but it may or may not have been intended as such. I'm with WiFi on this one.
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Old 08-26-21, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
There's a big difference between the first two questions and the last. The first two are clearly intended as insults. The last might be interpreted as an insult, but it may or may not have been intended as such. I'm with WiFi on this one.

Yeah, try as I might, I can't hear that any other way than as an intended insult unless the guy asking the question was a completely tactless imbecile. I think it's in exactly the same category as my first insulting question about clothes.

Your first comment was that the person must have been easily offended to hear this as an insult. At least now you're admitting that you can hear that it could be interpreted as such.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
I’ve seen the opposite as well. There are all kinds of purists who have told me that I’m not a “serious” commuter because I use ride in bike clothes, use computers, use clipless pedals (and toe clips before that), etc. even though I have ridden to work over 4000 times covering a bit over 75,000 miles. But because I don’t wear “street clothes”, I’m not a serious commuter. Hell, I’ve been told that I’m not a serious cyclist by the other side because I have racks on my bikes.
From what I've seen on BF, you're arguably one of the most "serious" cyclists here, and with a high level of material knowledge that I (and probably most others here) can appreciate and learn a great deal from. My opinion of your "serious" status is not based at all on your kit nor gear, nor should it be.

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Old 08-26-21, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SJX426
Phone in back pocket of the jersey. the rest in the can
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If your phone is in your back pocket, what goes on that gigantor stem mount?
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Iíve seen the opposite as well. There are all kinds of purists who have told me that Iím not a ďseriousĒ commuter because I use ride in bike clothes, use computers, use clipless pedals (and toe clips before that), etc. even though I have ridden to work over 4000 times covering a bit over 75,000 miles. But because I donít wear ďstreet clothesĒ, Iím not a serious commuter. Hell, Iíve been told that Iím not a serious cyclist by the other side because I have racks on my bikes.
I cant imagine someone walking up to me and telling me I am not a serious commuter because of what I wear, or that I am not a serious cyclist because of a rack on my bike. That is so far beyond acceptable that its tough to conceptualize. Who are you hanging around that says these things? Its just such an odd scenario to even imagine.
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I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions
Yeah, try as I might, I can't hear that any other way than as an intended insult unless the guy asking the question was a completely tactless imbecile. I think it's in exactly the same category as my first insulting question about clothes.
You can interpret it anyway you want, but not everyone interprets it as an insulting question. I do not.
Your first comment was that the person must have been easily offended to hear this as an insult. At least now you're admitting that you can hear that it could be interpreted as such.
Easily offended is still offended, so obviously I was aware (in my first comment) that someone could interpret the question as an insult.
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Originally Posted by friday1970
I'm a serious rider. I'm not joking.
But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking, so you're clearly not a serious rider.

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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Iíve seen the opposite as well. There are all kinds of purists who have told me that Iím not a ďseriousĒ commuter because I use ride in bike clothes, use computers, use clipless pedals (and toe clips before that), etc. even though I have ridden to work over 4000 times covering a bit over 75,000 miles. But because I donít wear ďstreet clothesĒ, Iím not a serious commuter. Hell, Iíve been told that Iím not a serious cyclist by the other side because I have racks on my bikes.
Usually it's insecure jerkweeds who feel the need to tell others they don't meet the qualifications to be "serious". They are also usually so hung up on maintaining their appearance as serious that they don't enjoy their cycling nearly as much. Hence why they're so angry and need to criticize others to try to make themselves feel better. This is why I tend to always ride solo, and while I do wave at other cyclists (even though some are too serious to wave back), I tend to not often get into conversations with them. I'm serious about my cycling and don't really care about anyone else's judgement.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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what constitutes a serious rider?
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