Packing up to ride this morning…As I pack up to ride this morning I am adding something to the list of things I carry with me. While the pack on my bike and my pockets are usually full when I start heading out for longer rides this little pack is something I will always carry. I have just been made aware of this by a passionate fellow cyclist, Bobby Roose, who developed this. This pack allows me to provide basic care for someone who has been in an accident. I always like to think of myself as being prepared for anything but when we recently met and he asked me what I would do in a variety of situations I was stunned that all I could do is call 911. As we all know, we ride in some pretty remote areas and it might take time to get help, now at least through the 3 simple things in this pack I can help to keep an athlete comfortable until help comes. Could you do that? Bobby suggests that we ALL carry this in case we need one for ourselves or for the person we are riding with or come across on the road. What do you carry with you when you ride? Here is my new list:
- Epi Pen
- Identification/Organ Donor Card
- Spare Tire
- 2-3 CO2 cartridges
- MultitoolSmall heavy duty paper towel that I wrap my multitool in so it doesn’t rattle but can also be used for many useful things
- Extra drink mix
Normally I leave all of these things packed in my bag under my seat or in a small zip lock bag so I am not trying to remember everything for each ride.I encourage all of you to check out the Reckit and order one to carry with you! Ride safe my friends and take care of those you come across while you are out there.