What do you carry in your bike bags other than the obvious (wallet, keys, phone, and a puncture repair kits and a multi tool)? What equipment do you put on your bike other than standards (bottle cages, a computer, and lights)?
What do you think other people should carry or use that most don’t?
I have a lightweight lock in case if I want to go eat at a restaurant or cafe
a compact bike carry bag in case I need to take a train home (bikes have to be in bags to board trains in Japan)
a small air pump (mostly use CO2, but a pump is good for putting a little air in the tube before you install it)
a towel (in case I want to jump in a river or something and need to dry my feet off)
an emergency gel in case I bonk in the middle of nowhere
a rain jacket (which is mostly for warmth…)
sometimes leg warmers and shoe covers
Anything else I should be carrying? I figure basic first aid kit with a self-applicable tourniquet would actually be prudent to carry, given the nature of cycling…
I also recently bought a wireless portable phone charger in case I want to go for a ride and my phone isn’t charged, so I can charge it in my pocket without any wires. It could also be used to charge dying lights and computers.
On a related subject, what should you carry on super duper epic adventure rides?