Long ride checklist?

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The Northern Monkey
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Long ride checklist?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:17 pm

I know these have been done again and again, but am I missing anything off the list below?

Got our 50 mile charity ride on Saturday so I'm starting to put stuff together :) Its a mixed group that I'll be with, some will turn up with just a bike, helmet and drink so I'm trying to cover all the bases just in case.


Riding Kit
Padded short inner
Riding top
Riding jacket
Gloves + spare
Hydration bladder

Spares + Tools
Shock pump
Wheel pump
Puncture repair kit
Inner tube
Tyre levers
Multitool x2
1st aid kit
Cable ties

Jelly babies
Energy gel


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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:36 pm

Sounds about right with a couple of notes:

I assume the shock pump, 2nd multitool and spare gloves are in case anyone else has forgotten theirs?

I'd take 2 tubes, just 'cos it's easy.
What about riding glasses / lenses?
Don't forget Split links and a chain splitter if you've not got one on your multitool

If poss, can you give someone a change of clothes, a damp towel and a bit of grub for the finish line?

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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:47 pm

cool, cheers :)

Shock pump is for me, RL has air forks so just in case really.
2x multi tool because one has better Allen keys and the other has a chain tool!
Spare gloves in case its peeing it down or for anyone else... It's a pretty open route so if its wet it'll be freezing!

Don't wear glasses while riding, but yeah 2 tubes then!

Grub will be in the pub after, I'll be on ma tod so might have to ask the Mrs to bring a change!

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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby cooldad » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:10 pm

Only thing missing on your list is the bike - don't forget it.
Had a guy turn up without his wheels once - took them off to get the bike in the car, leant them against a wall and...
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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:17 am

space blanket

bottle of plonk and a picnic hamper if you have room

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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby pilch » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:58 am

I presume you will be spreading the kit amongst other people? I've done a few of these now 50/75/100+m one of the problems can be carrying too much gear, I would look at the weather and wear what you would normally ride in those conditions but take a good quality lightweight packable with you.

Also if you can, pack a much as possible on your bike - strap tubes, pump etc round your seat post:

These are rather good, used one at Kielder the stuff didn't budge all day

maybe put a feed pack on your top tube, weight on your bike is more comfortable for an all day ride, a hefty camelback can really take its toll after long hours in the saddle.

Enough fluid for the distance
pump; spare inner tubes (even if you run tubeless);
basic toolkit
spare brake pads
space blanket
windproof jacket/gillet
spare food

I would also suggest a crud catcher/neogard... nothing worse than riding round all day in the wet getting mud & shoot in your face
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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby bloghog » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:13 am

I would add a chain splitter and spare links plus space blanket and if you are riding as a group spread the kit out between you and don't duplicate too much, you probably don't all need to carry a shock pump each for example.

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Re: Long ride checklist?

Postby The Northern Monkey » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:50 am

Took all of my list in my bag :)

Ended up riding on my own because the others were far too slow!

EVOC pack was brilliant, hardly knew it was there!

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