Alan's Tips

 RBA Emeritus Alan's Tips: 
 Things to carry on brevets: 

The following is a list of items that Alan has found to be necessary to carry on brevets or other long rides.  At one time or another, Alan had to use every item on this list during a brevet.  [Some of the items may be a bit outdated, but we're keeping this historic and exhaustive list as Alan prepared it during his tenure as Raleigh RBA (1997-2023).] 

  • 2 tubes
  • Patch kit
  • Tire boot cut from an old tire
  • Foldable tire
  • Frame pump
  • Tool kit with correct tools for your bike including chain tool
  • Innovations FiberFix spoke or spare spokes
  • Brake cable and derailleur cable cut to length for rear brake and derailleur
  • Pill container of miscellaneous nuts & bolts and spare chain links with duct tape wrapped around container
  • Small bottle of oil
  • Zip ties
  • Spare bulbs and spare batteries for lights
  • Ziploc bag (my wallet) with sleeve containing driver’s license, health insurance card, emergency information, ATM/MC bank card  and $20 for every 100 miles.
  • Sunscreen/insect repellent
  • Film can of Bag Balm
  • Ibuprofen or aspirin and any required medicine
  • First aid kit
  • Rain coat, arm warmers, leg warmers, glove liners and headband
  • Reflective garments

Cleat covers
Cell phone 

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