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    steiny, the shop rag is a great idea.

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    All in my back pockets.

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    spare 6 links of chain
    Speedlinks
    Puncture repair kit
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    Everything is in waterproof packages.
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    Wow....some people really carry a lot. It just depends on where you ride. I typically ride where there are lots of people and a relatively short walk out so I don't carry much. When I carry my Osprey pack (longer outings..further away), I add a first aid kit and baby wipes.
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    I pretty much always carry what gmats has in his pack, at least very similar stuff. I also always carry a bottle of water over what I would normally carry for myself because I sometimes meet ill-prepared hikers here in the desert. Earlier this year I met one group who lost one of their number to heat exhaustion about an hour after I saw them. I have offered the bottle up a couple of times since. Hope it has helped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    steiny, the shop rag is a great idea.
    Thanks. I started using it 10+ years ago and it has seen duty as:
    1) wrap tools in to keep them silent (the original intent)
    2) soak with water and use to clean up a wound
    3) wipe sealant off the inside of a tire to apply a stick-on boot
    4) wipe hands after dealing with someone else's nasty chain (usually TriFlow users)
    5) provide extra hand padding when using tools (chain tools can sometimes be painful)

    You could also use it if you got into a terrible #2 to clean up (and put in a ziplock bag). If it suddenly got cold and you don't have a proper cap, you could put that on your head and then put your helmet on. There's probably other uses for it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I also always carry a bottle of water over what I would normally carry for myself because I sometimes meet ill-prepared hikers here in the desert.
    Good on you, I'm sure those people appreciated it.

    During the hotter months and always on longer rides I carry at least 2 extra water bottles inside my pack ... along with 3 liter bladder, food, and electrolyte capsules. I've never found anyone [yet] who was in need of water but I would gladly give it to them.

    I have needed to give it to myself several times. I think of it as my emergency reserve. Sometimes I put too much ice in the bladder and I suck the last bit of water out and there's still plenty of ice and trail miles left. I just pour in the bottled water and instantly have more water and usually the rest of the ice melts quickly. When I do long rides, I've taken as many as 3 extra 20oz bottles - and used all of it too.

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    If I'm riding within a six mile radius of home (usually alone)..... A basic med-kit, water bottle, tube/mini pump, quick link. Sometimes I ride with just a water bottle, mini med-kit and phone.....I figure if its a good day for a ride, if something happens and I end up walking the bike home, that wont suck either.

    My guiding and epic ride kit has:

    Tubes - 26 and 29
    Pump
    Shock pump
    9 and 10 speed quick links
    spare hanger for my and wifes bike
    SLX 9 speed derailuer
    duct tape
    cotton balls coated with vasoline for fire starting
    (2) small bic lighters
    very comprehensive med kit with splints and slings
    Multi-tool and small leatherman tool
    1.75X WalMart readers
    emergency "space" blanket
    light stick
    pricton tec headlamp
    pencil and small notebook - for keeping track of vitals or leaving a note.
    gels and food
    100oz water and a water bottle in a cage on my bike

    I make adjustments to kit as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
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    wig
    bowie knife
    ball gag
    spare set of clothes
    small torch
    lighter fluid
    lighter
    compact video camera
    gimp mask....

    never leave home without em....
    ^^^I'm going riding with Tone He is prepared for EVERYTHING!

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    Extra pair of bike shorts, TP and extra chain link.r. that's it.

    If I get a big cut, I'll tear my shirt up and wrap it around.

    If I break my leg out there...I'll die

    I drink out of puddles for water.

    If I get hungy, I'll eat a snake or some hot chic that may be on the trail(nEVER HAPPENS.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I pretty much always carry what gmats has in his pack, at least very similar stuff. I also always carry a bottle of water over what I would normally carry for myself because I sometimes meet ill-prepared hikers here in the desert.

    tHIS HAPPENED TO ME LAST SUMMER.

    I took a paved MUP as a shortcut and went by this hot chic just standing there. About 13 15 feet passed she says "Sir could you stop please" I stopped and she came up tome asking if she could have a sip of my water she saw in the frame cage. She looked hot, both as in looks and pure heat exhastion.... I said yes of course and just gave the whole bottle to her said keep it. She thanked me like 3 times. I told her to sip it slowly and get into the shade. so she did.

    I took off and thought she must of been really thirsty if she wanted a used bottle of water from my ugly ass lol.

    I went to the end of the MUP and turned around to see if she was coming....Sure enough she was walking back and I asked her if she wanted me to call someone...She said she'd be fine so I took off.

    Good idea that is for sure... A rolling water-boy!

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    none. there now I can post a new thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by steiny View Post
    Thanks. I started using it 10+ years ago and it has seen duty as:
    1) wrap tools in to keep them silent (the original intent)
    2) soak with water and use to clean up a wound
    3) wipe sealant off the inside of a tire to apply a stick-on boot
    4) wipe hands after dealing with someone else's nasty chain (usually TriFlow users)
    5) provide extra hand padding when using tools (chain tools can sometimes be painful)

    You could also use it if you got into a terrible #2 to clean up (and put in a ziplock bag). If it suddenly got cold and you don't have a proper cap, you could put that on your head and then put your helmet on. There's probably other uses for it too.
    that reminds me...i always carry a bandanna with me in a jersey pocket and also always wear one under my helmet...

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    1st Aid kit with thermal blanket, condoms , tube, multi tool, speed link, pump & food in my bag.

    When I ride out of town I always take an extra bike & leave it in the car, I have never needed it but I'm not going to let anyhing make me go home early.

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