What kinds of clothing and/or other storage are made, if any, for cyclists to take personal belongings with them?
When I was riding up at Shelby Farms with Tommy in Memphis TN, I remember that his cycle clothing made him look super aerodynamic and trim, and yet somehow, impossibly, he had a camera tucked away in some hard-to-notice strap/belt pouch thingy. Very James Bond.
It made me think about how I should carry things with me. Do they make tiny cages that go under a seat for storing keys and stuff? Or cell phones? What kinds of gear do you take with you? I’d love to have a watch when riding but the Harbinger wrist guard makes that uncomfortable to do.
I’m just wondering because I think it’d be cool to own a cell phone and be able to answer when riding, but if I fell onto the phone … ack! Also, I usually stick my license and a fiver in my pocket, but if I ride anywhere to spend the cash, its often sweat-soaked. If I bring the whole wallet, the wallet is sweat soaked. The keys always dig into my thigh a little, over time. Well, less so now that I bought some pants. (New pants I mean). I would also love to be able to bring my digital camera with me when I go places, but it isnt that streamlined and I might break it. Argh.
Sophie appears to be at the correct age for living in a Sophie-centered universe. The rest of us have to pretend as if we are interested in the welfare of others. This is what causes wrinkles and dour expressions…forcing one’s face into a mask of concern rather than being forced to mask the concern in one’s face.
While the 007 look suits Tommy well, I think you’d best avoid it. Yes, Mr. Lewis, I do believe the Ernist Hemingway look might ride well on you- something that says “Big Game Hunter”, and, “Christopher, I do believe this one requires the 29” wheel."
firstly they look really stupid, especially the ones plastered in
secondly things fall out of the pockets, especially if you fall off while
riding offroad. I’d never put a phone / camera in mine. Good for putting
energy bars in though.
Joe Marshall wrote of cycling jerseys:
> There are two problems with these though,
> firstly they look really stupid, especially the ones plastered in
It’s not too hard to find jerseys without advertising, though I rather like
some of my trade team jerseys. Anyway, there’s nothing more comfortable for
cycling in, and I’ll put comfort over style any day.
> secondly things fall out of the pockets,
Not the ones with zips.
I’ve got a very nice Pace Raceware jersey. It’s a single colour (red,
obviously), and the largest pocket on the back has a zip and a waterproof
I think I got it from www.probikekit.com . Even if I didn’t, it’s a site
well worth checking out for UK cyclists looking for decent kit at bargain
prices. Especially when they do their end of season sales. I’ve bought
good jerseys from them, with long zips and no advertising, for under a