IN THE POCKET: EVERY RIDE CARRY
I’m gonna start this out by saying I’m not a huge fan of the “every day carry” blog trend that’s going on out there. There’s only one, called The Burning House, that even has some sort of a theme. That said, in my opinion (just mine now) they all add up to a big, fat, juicy ego wank. An excuse to show off your 3 vintage Submariners, multiple knives (???), $9000 Leica and your iPhone.
Seriously, people. Apparently there’s a large number of immaculately-dressed, super-rich and extremely violent white-collar people wandering the hallways of our office buildings.
So am I showing off by doing this as well? Check it out for yourself – ain’t nothing up there worth bragging about. It’s all practicality. Which is what drew me to do this in the first place. This seems like it has a real reason for being. What a cyclist carries says a lot about them.
So here’s what’s in my jersey pockets every time I head out for a ride on my road or mountain bike: Proflate tire inflation system + 2 cartridges, Schrader to presta adapter, cleat-covers, crappy old tire levers, coffee cash, Benadryl (bees just love my ass), Clif Z-Bar (snag ‘em from my kids), cheapo eye protection, spare tube (yeah, in a Ziploc to keep it fresh), garage door opener, phone and beater camera. Last but not least, a nice and classy handkerchief for some brow moppin’.
(not pictured: patch kit – I used it recently and haven’t picked up a new one)
I’m gonna get Rhys to lay down his ride carry soon and I’ll shoot that. He’s Welsh and kind-hearted but still a bit of a tough guy so he’s probably got beef jerky, a snake bite kit, a machete and some heavy-duty sheep shears back there.
In the mean time, shoot us some photos of what you carry when you ride.
Unless you carry 3 Rolexes, a Panerai, a couple Spiderco knives, a pistol and a solid gold iPhone.
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