Are there any? In summer a rider must have....
I'm with Olive on the mesh gear, and mine also has "armor."mesh jacket with armour.. mesh gloves with kevlar... boots .. sunscreen.. sunglasses..helmet with awesome airflow
i also forgot that i do carry water.. i freeze half my camel back and then fill it with water and slide it down the back of my jacket on those really hot days.. keeps me cool and hydrated
Jeans and a thong replace leather pants and thermals.
How's that work with the "Monkey Butt" thing?
Better, same or worse..........:thumb
That just about sums it up for me, too, except I'd substitute a small digital camera for the bungee cord. I don't always wear leathers, especially not in South Carolina in the summer, so I really don't need a bungee, but I've lost count of the number of times I've said, "DAMN, I wish I'd brought a camera!" on a day trip!I always carry sunblock, a bandana, Spare gas money with my reg/insur cards, kickstand disc and a bungie cord.
Sunblock: Long rides can burn the hell out of your face and you'll never feel it.
Bandana: I make a "mask" out of it, in the event of rain. It keeps the rain from stinging your face. Works well too, if roads are dusty.
Spare gas money: $10 in case I lose my wallet. Gas, tolls or beer.
Plastic kickstand disc: I prefer a crushed beer can, but they're not always available, and if my bike falls over due to soft ground, taking 10+ other bikes with it.....I'm not admitting it's mine....
Bungie cord: If it's god-awful hot, and I always wear leather, I'll take it off and roll it up. It's also handy to tie down anything that you find and wanna take home, including drunk, incoherent women.