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  • TandemJeremy
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    Baking you say TSY? Cakes? Scones? Pies?

    Karinofnine
    Member

    I know it’s a long list – and I don’t take all of it everywhere, eg, if I ride in my local woods I don’t take as much stuff, but if I mission off to do the SDW then I take more.

    Thing is, I live alone and do a lot of riding alone so not only do I need to be able to cope with an emergency but I also need to FEEL that I could cope with an emergency. It’s a confidence thing. I don’t have anyone who I could ring for help so if the doo-doo hits the fan there’s only me to deal with it. I find I can manage most situations with a fresh coat of lippy ๐Ÿ˜€

    I don’t take the toilet paper on a roll BTW, and I need it cos I’m a woman and we do wees differently to guys (but you knew that already) ๐Ÿ˜€ and blowing snot-rockets is all very well but it’s really nice to actually blow your nose on some toilet roll.

    I have found over the years when I do ride with people they start out laughing at my kit, but as sure as eggs is eggs before the day is out someone will sidle up to me sheepishly and ask to borrow/use something.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    TJ having checked your list you don’t carry much less than me, I’ve got stuff related to my setup, UST plug, an extra tube incase UST won’t plug – as happened on last ride. Other than that…
    Lube, IME even a perfect condition drivechain will start to suck after hours of mud/water/rain in very bad conditions.
    Brake pads, I’ve shredded pads in one ride so spares are a good idea for long rides, contentious issue pad longevity tho admittedly.
    Duck tape (I forgot to mention) for fixing all sorts but specifically tyre rips.

    Yep, baking… make whatever you can with the ingredients in your kitchen? If you can knock up a Victoria Sponge send me down a slice… you missed my birthday but I’ll forgive you if you use good buttercream ๐Ÿ™‚

    Heather Bash
    Member

    Still laughing at your kit…

    Someone posted a video of an old guy that did / does tens of thousands of miles pa over remote tracks (on a Tourer) No phone, no gps, virtually bugger all from what I could see. The only items of note were a mahoosive man lunch / stove and a big flask stuffed in a saddle bag.

    My brother in law was one of these guys that took the kitchen sink – you know – chain whip / the whole nine yards. Dubbed him Tool Donkey and the name stuck ;-)He’s a Roadie now…

    Dancake
    Member

    Washing up liquid, drilling equipment, porn

    Karinofnine
    Member

    LOL @ Supertramp

    I don’t mind the squatting and bare-bottom-ness (behind a suitably discreet bush obviously)

    I sometimes wonder if I’m a closet naturist. . .

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    A packet of

    Mr Messy Wet Wipes – for messy moments

    in case I need a crap.

    I wouldn’t want to have to complete my ride with only one sock on ๐Ÿ™„

    supertramp
    Member

    Karinofnine – The thing I don’t get about the ‘shewee’ is what you do with it when you have used it? just shake the drips of and pop it in your sandwich bag? The whole hygiene thing seems to fall down at the point of use ๐Ÿ˜†

    Milkie
    Member

    I wouldn’t want to have to complete my ride with only one sock on

    Put it back on then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Zulu-Eleven
    Member

    I don’t mind the squatting and bare-bottom-ness (behind a suitably discreet bush obviously)

    Cough, splutter, fnarr fnarr ๐Ÿ˜‰ – a certain wilkinson sword advert springs to mind…

    glenp
    Member

    Haven’t read the whole thread – but for what it’s worth I don’t go out without:

    Puncture kit
    Pump
    Allen keys
    Chain tool
    Phone
    Spare shirt or waterproof
    Money (pubs need money – well unless it’s my local!)

    I’ll happily go without spare tube – usually patch on the spot anyway.

    bikebouy
    Member

    Ah ha..

    RoadieModa:
    Pump
    Repair kit/tyre lever (1)
    Mobile
    ยฃ10.00

    MTBModa:
    Pump
    Spare Tube
    Repair kit/tyre lever (1)
    Spare gold link
    Mobile
    ยฃ10.00

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