What is it about the “what’s in your bag” thing that is so addictive? I have no idea, but I love looking at the everyday carry/what’s’ in your bag things. I’ve done blogs on this before, talking about what gear I wear, but I thought I should talk about what I have on me every day on my commute.
In my Backpack:
- USB charger
- Mini USB/Kindle Charging cord
- Visor Cleaner
- Battery Backup for phone
- Paperwork (Registration and insurance for Motorcycle)
- 1 pill bottle with a mix of Advil, Tylenol, and Excedrin
- SOG multi Tool
- $10 of emergency Cash
- Mini Flashlight
- Visor (Tinted or Clear whichever isn’t on the helmet)
- Gloves (warmer/cooler version of what I’m currently wearing)
- Lighter (or Heavier) Neck Gaiter
- Locking Cable for gear
- Allen wrench tool
- Dozen Zip Ties
- Chain Lube
- Spare Earplugs
- Kickstand plate
- Phone Charging Cord
- Wine Bottle Opener
- Tire Pressure Gauge
- Window Cleaner
In addition to all this I carry on my person; my Wallet, Sog Aegis Knife, more earplugs, Headphones, and the phone goes on the bike.
You might think the distribution of stuff between the backpack and tail bag is a little weird, but it really comes down to stuff I might want with me all the time when I go places with out the motorcycle. Plus I try to keep as much weight on the motorcycle and off my back as possible. On the rare occasions I ride with out the tailbag, then of course a lot of this moves into the backpack, and the reverse of course is true as well.
Looking at all of the stuff I carry I was surprised that there isn’t much that I would add for my everyday ride. I probably should have included what is in my tool kit on the bike as well, but as I write this I am nowhere near my bike and can’t remember extactly what is in there. I know there is a small vice grip pliers and an adjustable (crescent) wrench, and I think a screw driver.
I welcome any suggestions or questions about what else I might need or want.