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

Old 08-25-21, 03:21 PM
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Where do you serious riders store cell/wallet/keys while riding?

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Jersey pockets. I try not to carry keys, though. If riding from home, I can get in through the keypad on the garage. If driving to a ride, I only carry the valet key instead of my whole keychain.
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If I'm riding after work, it means I'm driving most of the way home, so I have to carry car key, wallet, and phone. Each goes in a ziploc bag and into a different jersey pocket. I don't have one of those 3 lb wallets you see some guys carry (why? You only ever need maybe 3 things out of all that stuff!)

If I'm driving from home to ride, I stick my license, car insurance card, health insurance card, and a $10 in the ziploc with my phone, and the car key (fob, really) in another pocket with my housekeys.

If I'm riding from home, same as above but I don't bother with the car insurance card or the key fob.
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I have a top tube bag on my bikes, so I use them as a glove compartment. Or I just use a jersey pocket.
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In the bag on my bike next to the spare tire.
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secure the home using wifi from the phone, pay with app, shuttle service to destination.
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I put my phone in a jersey pocket. If I'm on a bike with a seat bag (most of them have one) I'll put my car key in there, and also driver license and debit card. I don't like to carry my whole wallet.

Other items for the jersey pockets include a packet or two of Gu, and sometimes a small tire pump.
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes
I have a top tube bag on my bikes, so I use them as a glove compartment. Or I just use a jersey pocket.
This.

I pair down to my licence, an ATM card and an emergency ID card that has contact names on it. Plus a house or car key and my phone.
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I pretty much piddle with my phone for the entirety of my rides. I don't carry a wallet. Just a few bucks for a cold beer at the halfway point. I hide my house or truck keys so that I don't have to burden myself or others with where I should put them while I am riding.
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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

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With the prevalence of very large and expensive cell phones, I opted to pick up a "burner" phone and keep in my bag or pocket for emergency calls. No other real reason to carry one.
I got an ID only card and put that in my bike bag, next to the spare as so succinctly described above, so no need for my wallet. I keep an appropriate amount of cash along with it based on the plans for the ride. Generally a single $20 bill suits most requirement.
I NEVER EVER carry my keys on a bike ride. I typically will hide them on my vehicle if away from it, or leave them at home, etc. If there is a specific need to have A key (door to the truck) I tuck it in the bike bag as well. After having lost a set of keys, complete (house, work, car, everything) I learned what a bad idea that was.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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Define “serious riders.”
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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
Just pick up a few inexpensive jerseys - https://www.assos.com/us/equipe-rs-s...on-181329.html
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote
With the prevalence of very large and expensive cell phones, I opted to pick up a "burner" phone and keep in my bag or pocket for emergency calls. No other real reason to carry one.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Define “serious riders.”
The ones who never smile while riding.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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Not needed if you have a head unit that allows downloading the data.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Define “serious riders.”
one who doesn't waive.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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I don't use spandex costumes...I wear clothes that have a lot pockets.
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My support vehicle has this stuff. Is this a serious question?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Define “serious riders.”
Any cyclist who shaves their legs and wears $ 400 dollar bibs is a serious cyclist.
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I like Hot Pockets when I’m in the mood for junky comfort food.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
Any cyclist who shaves their legs and wears $ 400 dollar bibs is a serious cyclist.
Then I’m only half serious.
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Any cyclist who shaves their legs and wears $ 400 dollar bibs is a serious cyclist.
My longest ride is 25 mins. I figure anyone who rides an hour is serious.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Not needed if you have a head unit that allows downloading the data.
"serious rider"
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife
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Serious cyclists don't record their activities on their phone. Come on, now.
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