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What to pack for a long ride?

Old problem - you're 600 miles into your big ride and, damn it... "I forgot ____" (fill in the blank).

This is a problem that people talk about more often than I'd figure, so I decided to make a list for myself. I mean... for a friend.

So, I started (my friend, I mean my friend) searching on Google and came up with a bunch of ideas.

This one list below was made by a guy named Gary. He asked his followers what they would suggest and came up with this list

But I also want to ask you to comment - what is it that you ALWAYS have to take with you on a long ride?

Here's the list we found:

FOR YOUR BIKE
Puncture repair kit (way out in front in this category)
Leatherman / multi-purpose knife
Mini compressor
Spare fuel
Small tool bag
Spare key
Fuses, bulbs, etc.
Micro-fibre cloth
Givi tail bag
Maxima Chain Wax
Grip buddies

SOMETHING YOU WEAR WHEN RIDING
Rain gear (top answer in this category, by a long way)
Riding trousers
Sunglasses
Hi-vis jacket
Buff
Comfortable socks
Icebreaker brand merino layers
Club patch vest
High hiking gaiters (for off road riding)
Silk underwear (really???)


TECHNICAL STUFF
(People were encouraged not to vote for a phone, as we all carry those)
Camera (the most voted for item, in all categories)
GPS / Sat Nav
i-Pad / laptop
Helmet intercom

ESSENTIAL ITEM TO CARRY WITH YOU
Earplugs (equal first in this category)
Water (top answer, along with earplugs)
Maps
Sunscreen
Camelbak
Heated Gloves
Disc lock
Roadside assistance card
Tent
Emergency contact details
Notebook and pen
Toilet paper
Insulated coffee cup

A LUXURY ITEM
Comfortable shoes for after riding (easily the top item in this category)
Lip balm / lipstick (girls ride too, you judger)
Credit card
Sleeping bag / pad
Alcohol / Wine
Custom moulded ear plug speakers
Cigars
Seat cover / gel padding
Monarch butterfly chair for camping
Comfortable shoes for after riding
Lip balm / lipstick
Credit card
Sleeping bag / pad

Comments

Eric Owen on August 29 2017 at 03:43PM

Where was phone it would remove camera and emergency numbers

gloria on August 18 2017 at 12:38PM

you should sell kids that should be for long rides great as gifts

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