What tools, bits & bobs do you take on your ride?
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 😀
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) 😀 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.Posted 6 years agoD0NKSubscriber
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…Posted 6 years ago
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.Heather BashMember
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…Posted 6 years agosupertrampMember
the ultimate outdoor lady’s gadget?Posted 6 years agoTurnerGuyMember
’tis good for you – urine:Posted 6 years agoglenpMember
Haven’t read the whole thread – but for what it’s worth I don’t go out without:
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.Posted 6 years ago
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