Waht do you pack when you hit the trails?

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  1. maxbuwaya

    maxbuwaya New Member

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    How many tubes?
    Sandwiches?
    A roll of toilet paper??
    Extra tire?
     
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  2. ireman_1

    ireman_1 New Member

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    I like the idea of the sandwiches!

    I ALWAYS have: 2 tubes, patch-kit, multi-tool, pump, compass, whistle, bladder with water (or hot liquid in winter), wierd sense of humor (can't shake it).

    I'll augment that with other "stuff" depending on the location or time of year (in winter my Hawg is packed with crap). Due to a wierd crash several years ago I tend to take my sunglass case with the spare lenses in it, but not always. Ride on.

    K.
     
  3. sm266

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    Typical 2-3 hour ride
    In hydration pack:
    multi-tool
    water
    gum
    keys
    map, if needed

    On bike:
    Frame pump
    1 bottle Gatorade

    In seat pack:
    1 tube
    tire levers
    C02 cartridge/inflater
    1-2 energy bar/granola/or gel
     
  4. its_stuart

    its_stuart New Member

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    Typical 2-3 hour ride
    In hydration pack:
    Hydro- Buds
    water (for Bong and drinking)
    gum (to mask breath on return)
    keys (that's if I haven't locked them in the car)
    map, if needed (oh, it's needed!!)
     
  5. Two Bikes

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    For food on long rides (three or more hours) I carry trail mix - the kind that includes dried fruit and M&Ms - in a zip lock bag, a bagel, and those neat little tuna fish in a bag deals.

    As for tools, for years I carried:
    Spare tubes,
    Patch kit,
    Multi tool,
    Pump,
    Toilet paper (only takes one time of needing it to change your mind)
    Spare links of chain
    And like ireman_1, various stuff depending on location, season, and length of ride.

    Then I got lazy and started only carrying my mutli tool and some tire levers. :eek:

    Fast forward to last Wednesday... on an easy 40-50 minute ride, we blew two tubes, one sidewall, broke three spokes, and destroyed a derailluer -- all on one bike.

    It got so bad we were borrowing parts and tools from people as they passed us on the trail. Finally, when the rear wheel completely pooped the bed, I had to ride out to my truck, pull the wheel off another bike I had in the back and take it back out to the trails (six mile round trip). Combine all this with no-light night riding (carrying a complete rear wheel draped over the bars) and some in-the-dark trail side fixens, and you've got someone who will once more start carrying the proper goods in their Camel Bak. :rolleyes:

    Even after all that - it was still better than my best day at work. Ever.
     
  6. devon inbred

    devon inbred New Member

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    tool kit-multi tool/spoke tool/bottle opener/tyre levers/chain tool/patches
    leatherman wave
    2 tubes
    pump
    first aid kit
    gillet or water proof summer/winter)
    flask of coffee (if going for 2 hours +)
    gel pac's
    food bars.

    about covers it all
     
  7. Odd Bod Jnr

    Odd Bod Jnr New Member

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    Tyre levers
    Spare tube
    Leatherman tool
    Whistle
    Mobile phone
    Bandages (first aid for Snake bite)
     
  8. Alnamvet

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    Mobile phone and M1911A1 with 4 xtra mags; oh, and some H2O
     
  9. ireman_1

    ireman_1 New Member

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    For some reason I feel a kinship with you. I'm more of an FN-FAL guy though (I've never been a fan of the .223 although it's not a bad round). Either way they take care of mouthy hikers! ;)

    Enjoy life.

    K.
     
  10. Duckwah

    Duckwah New Member

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    have you guys tried 40mm HEDP? you can wipe out a whole tour group of hikers with one well placed shot
     
  11. ireman_1

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    I've never done it personally, but I have felt like it, once (or twice). I'm sure nobody would EVER think that of me! Except for my wife that is, once (or twice) ;)

    K.
     
  12. irelandoffline

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    Well, since getting back in the saddle of my BMX (yes, you read it right, the MTB needs a wheel rebuild and seriouslt contemplating buying a Manitou fornt shocks for 50 euro), I brought a load of junk I didn't need.

    In the "rucksack" was ... jumper, wet gear, lunchbox with sandwiches, 4 bottles of Ribena, banana, MP3 player with headphones, digital camera(incase we got any good air). Eh, I didn't think of any tools or anything, cause i'm currenly replacing all the tools I've lost in the past few years.
     
  13. TheAndyDudE

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    is it just me, or is my spare tube absolutely huge? never really thought about it before, but my Bontrager Thorn resistant 26x2.0-2.35 is huge. dont know why i thought of this now, lol
     
  14. James Thomas

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    multi-tool
    water (hydration pack)
    spare tube
    air pump
    spare chain links
    cell phone
    car keys
    good attitude (in case you have to rely upon the kindness of a fellow rider for something you don't have)
    be willing to lend a hand to someone who needs it!
     
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