What’s In Your Wallet? (First Aid?)

I’ve thought a lot over the years about what exactly needs to be carried along for rides, always seeking that perfect balance between efficiency/packing light and preparedness. Should I be taking along a spare tube and a patch kit? Am I likely to really need that chain tool? Should I bring along a hand pump as well as CO2 cartridges?

One item I haven’t thought a lot about until I saw this post on Bike Noob’s blog was first aid items. Not sure what I’ll cram in the bag for the 2010 season, but this is good food for thought. Being prepared is key, particularly when going on long rides along those nice, quiet and isolated country roads.

Photo Credit: Marcin Wichery

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