Cyclists, what's in your bag? | Ben Thomas

As a nosy child, I was notorious for asking ladies what was in their handbags. Sometimes I tried to get them to empty them out. I didn't think it gave me an insight into what kind of person they were, I really just wanted to have a look (and if possible ask follow-up questions).

Now I want to ask you. Think of it as an exercise in crowd-sourcing. It might show there are as many different types of cyclists as there are cyclists themselves. It might help other, less-experienced riders know what to keep with them. It might just show that I'm still nosy.

If you want to analyse what your bagfull says about you, even better.

I'll throw mine open first:

Small messenger bag containing:

Repair box (three tyre levers, Cooltool, Leatherman Micra, spoke key, paracetamol, anti-nausea tablets)

Puncture repair kit (glue evaporated)

Plastic mini pump

Computer, lead, dongle



More paracetamol (there's none in the jungle after all)

Cable lock

Mobile phone

Spare T-shirt

String bag

Anaylsis: I'm a forgetful borderline-neurotic impulse-shopping geek who commutes to work and sweats a lot.

Over to you.

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