Suburban Assault

Ride Gear – What Do You Carry When You Ride?

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Are you a bicycle pack Rats? Although I was never a Boy Scout, I like to be prepared for the worst when I ride on my long commutes.

I have my trusty Timbuk2 messenger bag filled with all sorts of things to keep my ride safe:

  • Tire Pry Levers – for those nasty flats
  • Spare  Tube – I switch this out between a 26″ or 29″ depending on what I’m riding.
  • Tube Patch Kit – in case the spare gets a flat
  • Multi-Tool – for that bit of tweaking on the road
  • Mini Pump – I haven’t bought into the CO2 thing just yet
  • 15 mm wrench – for my non-quick release wheels
  • Phone – No iPhone just yet
  • Camera – to document my Suburban Assault
  • Wallet – no money, no coffee
  • Watch – to know when I need to get home
  • Road ID – never leave home without it
  • Cable Lock – for those longer stays and I’m away from my ride

Curious about what other people ride with, I thought it would be nice to get more organized on flickr so I started a group called “Stuff I Carry When I Ride My Bicycle.”

This group is inspired by another flickr group:  “The Items We Carry“, posts like this shot from timbuk2, as well as an interesting article in the first issue of Bicycle Times magazine.

Stuff I Carry When I Ride My Bicycle” is a small group of pics, but growing steady. IF you are a bicycle pack rat or just a Boy Scout at heart, please take a moment and take a shot of the stuff you carry and post it there as well.

Written by dickdavid

July 13, 2009 at 2:13 am

Posted in General Cycling

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  1. Good stuff. I really like the Shepard patches on your bag though. Nice Touch!


    September 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm

  2. Thanks! I get so many compliments on the Shepard Fairey patches. I’m glad I got them.


    September 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  3. […] ago, I started a Flickr group called “Stuff I Carry When I Ride My Bike.” I also did a small post about what I carried as […]

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