Some Tips From Your L.O.H. Officer
What’s in the bag?
Here are some ideas of what you might want to carry in the
saddlebags of your bike:
1. Baseball cap – tuck your hair underneath if you’re broken down – walk with
your shoulders and back straight like you know where you’re going.
2. Bungee web – could make or break a trip out or coming home. Only costs
about $10 and can hold a lot and adapt to various places on a bike (seat,
back rest, luggage, etc.)
3. Left over sock with no partner – great for storing an extra pair of sunglasses.
4. Clear safety glasses – great for night time riding or eye protection for first
5. Flashlight – no explanation necessary.
6. Snacks – for a quick energy boost when you’re in the middle of nowhere.
7. Water/hydration drinks – be prepared to keep hydrated no matter when or
8. Kleenex – you never know when you’re going to have to make like a bear in
9. Long sleeve shirt in a zip lock bag – keep a spare dry shirt in case of rain or
10. Latex, nitrile or neoprene gloves – under your riding gloves to keep warm
and dry, also another must for a first responder situations.
11. First Aid Kit – and keep it up to date!
12. Tools – Allen wrenches, small wrench set, screwdrivers, tire gauge, zip ties,
duct tape, pocket knife.
Make sure to have all your road gear with you at all times. Some obvious and
not so obvious ones:
Extra sun glasses
Micro fiber or terry towels
Don’t forget to check the condition of your gear periodically. Flashlight batteries
and first aid supplies have a limited shelf life, glasses can get scuffed in your
bags and damp gear gets moldy quickly.