We're starting a new blog series called What's in Your Bag in order to see what people carry with them when they ride. Many riders have been stranded miles from home or the trailhead and tend to tailor the gear they carry to prevent repeat disasters. Maybe you'll see something that someone else carries and realize you should be carrying it too. Maybe you'll just enjoy snooping through other peoples' stuff.
North St. Clinton 20L backpack. We brought these in a few weeks ago and have been impressed. We'll post a review dedicated to these bags soon.
Brooks saddle cover. It's pretty dry in Colorado, but sometimes it does rain and your leather saddle turns into a piece of lunchmeat.
Lights and charging cord. Great for looking under the couch. Also pretty good for riding bikes at night.
Earphones. Not always a great idea, but sometimes they're a great idea. We wrote a blog about earphones once, and you can read it here.
Wool shirt. For cold times.
Clear glasses. For dark times. And cloudy times.
Stickers. There are surfaces in the world that could use improvement.
Surly Junk Strap. One of the handiest thing to always have with you. Forget your belt? Don't have enough hands to carry the six-pack you just bought? Need a dog leash? There are a million uses for this thing.
Two blank books. Because I dislike iPhones.
Wool skullcap and wool gloves. These things stay in the bottom of the bag all year because it can be cold in July.
Tool kit: tube, business card, dollar bill (tire boot), multi-tool, SRAM quicklinks.
Lunch. Everybody likes lunch.