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    Snowbikers: What do you keep in your frame bag??

    Just got a Revelate frame bag for my Moonlander. Curious what other people pack up when they are snow biking. Off the top of my head I plan to pack up:

    Extra tube
    Multi tool
    Hand pump
    Spare set of gloves
    Camera

    Let me what you're carrying and maybe I will add it to my list!

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    Booze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Just got a Revelate frame bag for my Moonlander. Curious what other people pack up when they are snow biking. Off the top of my head I plan to pack up:

    Extra tube
    Multi tool
    Hand pump
    Spare set of gloves
    Camera

    Let me what you're carrying and maybe I will add it to my list!
    You're in Wyoming like me? Don't forget bear spray! Chemical hand-warmers, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    You're in Wyoming like me? Don't forget bear spray! Chemical hand-warmers, too.
    You must be a Laramigo from your Pedal House link. I used to live there just a few years ago. I ride with mainly Laramie folks in the winter. I bet we know a lot of the same people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie View Post
    Booze!
    Yup booze and a water bottle, doesn't freeze as easy in there (the water of coarse) Plus extra hat type beanie thingie, extra hand warmers, and a sandwich.

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    Single malt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    You're in Wyoming like me? Don't forget bear spray! Chemical hand-warmers, too.
    Mine is in a bottle cage on the right fork, quick draw style. Montana bears don't wait for folks to dig around in their bags

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    In my area, on my bike:
    -Always...a hand made case with lighter, folding knife and flashlight with fresh batteries.
    -K&M matchcase with storm matches
    -Petroleum jelly cotton balls stuffed in a tapioca straw and/or Esbit/Wetfire tab
    -Duct tape around old plastic card, couple of band-aids
    -Bandana
    -Food (jerky, hard candy, honey sticks)
    -Space Blanket
    -Fox 40 Whistle (all plastic, no pea inside)
    -Spare socks-wool
    -Spare gloves-wool
    -Head covering-wool/fleece (normally a couple of them)
    -Packable nylon jacket
    -Stainless cup
    -Bit of paracord (NEON) (7 strand inner)
    -Spare batteries
    -Heavy aluminum foil
    -Folded piece of Tyvek big enough to sit on
    -Hand warmers are handy too...

    Obviously not for everyone or their personal application, but I almost always ride a good bit away from home, I am not in a hurry and "it's better to have and not need it, then need and not have it"

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    Bandana
    Flask (Fireball)
    Sport Beans or granola bar
    Multi-Tool
    Mini-pump
    extra Wool liner gloves
    chemical warmers
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    In addition to much mentioned, Soft granola/energy bars, so they are not bricks on the trail.

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    Yoreskillz, I thought you always carry lead bars for extra weight as well?

    iamkeith, we don't have those critters where Gnar rides.

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    We do have bears on some of our local trails but run-ins are rare. More likely to get charged by a moose, which recently happened here as Alphazz can confirm.

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    Snowbikers: What do you keep in your frame bag??

    Tire boot, patches, tube, spare Stan's, valve cores, missing links, leatherman, multitool, flashlight. I have my pump wrapped in gorilla tape as well.

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    Middle layer jacket, stove, hand warmers, tools. Water goes on back under jacket. Expedition gear goes in stuff sack on rear rack.
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    Gnar, those are grizzly tracks. We don't have those at Happy Jack currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobKong View Post
    Mine is in a bottle cage on the right fork, quick draw style. Montana bears don't wait for folks to dig around in their bags
    You are correct. I actually keep mine in a bottle cage too (or on my body so that I know it won't freeze), and don't really even use a frame bag. But I thought I'd mention it given the OP's location. If you do put in in a bag, it should absolutely be right on top and quickly accessible. I shouldn't assume that this is a given understanding though.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Gnar, those are grizzly tracks. We don't have those at Happy Jack currently.
    I'd kind of deduced griz too. Little guy, just last winter, in a heavily used area. Funny thing is that this was a bit too late in the year for him to be awake - like late-December. He probably lost a mother and didn't know better, but there's no way of knowing for sure. She could just as easily have been around the corner. So that's when I started carrying spray even mid-winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    You must be a Laramigo from your Pedal House link. I used to live there just a few years ago. I ride with mainly Laramie folks in the winter. I bet we know a lot of the same people.
    Regarding my sig, I'm at the opposite corner of the state. I mostly like the Town, the shop and, especially, the sentiment . A lot of the guys I grew up with ended up in Laramie for a while. Like everybody in that Town though, they're WAY stronger riders than me, so you probably are too. (Something about pushing 60mph headwinds at 7,000 feet and up tends to turn you guys into super-humans.) Plus, I'm old. Been meaning to ask where you are though, every time I see your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Gnar, those are grizzly tracks. We don't have those at Happy Jack currently.
    True. I thought he was talking bears in general. We do have black bear around happy jack, just not many.

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    Extra tube
    Multi tool
    Hand pump
    Battery/light
    Shot Blocks
    Flask
    Trail User Permit
    Phone

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    Hmmm.....no one else stores their collection of human toes and ears in their frame bags except me?

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    Mrs. bdundee keeps Mr. bdundee's nuts in his frame bag.

    As far as my frame bag, millions of future jonshonda jr.'s

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    I used to keep raw bacon in mine, but then I sold it to a guy who wanted one for his moonlander.

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    I carry everything on your list and the following:

    dog treats
    human snacks
    lip gloss

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    A schmoke an' a pancake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlh View Post
    I used to keep raw bacon in mine, but then I sold it to a guy who wanted one for his moonlander.
    Ha. Glad I was able to wash the bacon smell out.

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