Another newbie question, I am just wondering what most people carry with them during the daily rides and if a bicycle bag of some sort is a must. I have a Seat bag with my essiential tubes,tires and tools. I was just wondering if I need something else?
I carry a small amount of TP in a plastic baggie in my jersey pocket. I can’t trust myself to remember to take it out of my bike bag before I park my bike. Good tip from Tom R, that KYBO may or may not have the paper to complete your transaction.
Mnflatlander: Another newbie question, I am just wondering what most people carry with them during the daily rides and if a bicycle bag of some sort is a must. I have a Seat bag with my essiential tubes,tires and tools. I was just wondering if I need something else?
sun screen, lip balm, money, camera, sun glasses go in jersey pocket.
might add a piece of something to boot a tire to the underseat bag just in case of a cut.
Yeah I just carry more in my jersey, I dont like an extra bag. why would you need to carry that much crap? last 2 years I have been fine without an extra bag. Might carry everything in ziplock bags though in case it rains. Phone etc money etc…
I carry a small amount of TP in a plastic baggie in my jersey pocket.I can’t trust myself to remember to take it out of my bike bag before I park my bike.Good tip from Tom R, that KYBO may or may not have the paper to complete your transaction.
On RAGBRAI, I consider KYBO’s to be paper-less zones!!!!!!
Too many people think they need to do something different for RAGBRAI than they would for their local rides. I just carry what I would for any normal long ride, with the addition of a small camera and a little more money. Everything fits in my jersey pockets and seat bag. Personally, I roll the Kybo dice and don’t carry TP. I’ve always been able to find an adequately stocked Kybo.
I use a Topeak RX Beam Rrack. The bag is big enough to hold 6 pop cans. The side pouches unzip into panniers for even more room. The bag slides on/off and has a clip lock. I carry tools and tire repair kit in the Topeak. It also allows me to pack souvenirs I get along the way. The bag on the handlebars is a small Samsonite camera bag velcro’ed to the bars. The small camera bag is for a camera and cell phone. I also pack a pen and note pad. I also have a Topeak Road Morph tire pump. It morphs into a floor pump with gauge. It easily inflates to over 120psi. Its rated to 160psi. The water bottle cage is a Specialized Z cage. It side loads and holds the bottle firm. The bottle is a Polar. The only bottles that actual keep fluids cold in the heat. I highly recommend carrying Wet Ones Singles. They are foil pouched hand wipes. They have a multitude of uses. From cleaning your bike. To wiping pork chop grease off your hands. They also come in handy when the kybo’s run out of TP. Carry a few zip lock bags just in case. Sun screen too.
No one will ever accuse me of travellin’ light on RAGBRAI. I use a seat bag with my tubes, tools, patches etc. No different than any other ride. But for the last week of July, I supplement that with a handlebar bag. It contains: wallet, camera, sunblock (SPF 50, and lather that stuff on) SPF lip balm, a ziploc full of my own personalized trail mix (cashews, raisins, M&Ms) a windbreaker, cleat covers (a must if you wear Speedplays), a couple of wet wipes, and glasses. I have plenty of room for the funky souvenir I just have to have, and/or an ice-filled water bottle (which will stay colder longer in the bag). Plus, I am a map freak (old school, and proud!). I use the map pocket, every day.
Tony, that’s an awesome setup you have on your bike. One question though; what material is your seat post made of?
The seat post is an Easton EA50 aluminum. As is the Stem. The bars are Easton EA30 Wing. The bars tops have a wing shape to reduce hand fatigue. The bike is a rebuilt Trek 2100 and carbon fork. I had frame custom powder coated. Its charcoal with blue metal flake and a clear coat. It really pops in the sun light.