Gear is invaluable to a rider. In brief, here’s a list of a few items that I try not to leave behind when I go on a ride.  Almost all can fit in your jacket pockets, and all make life more pleasant. So in no order, I give you my list of useful stuff:

  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Small toolkit
  • Rain suit
  • Map
  • Medical info card*
  • Bungy cord
  • Baby wipes
  • Earplugs
  • An extra layer, preferably a lightweight fleece
  • Pen
  • Head/neck/face scarf or bandana
  • And the basics… cash, credit card, license, registration, and cell phone with plenty of charge

*I plan a separate post on this

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