MBR Magazine stole my thunder this week with an article entitled Seven things mountain bikers always have in their car. I had a similar article prepared, I have thought about not posting it but then my list is different to their’s so I thought I would anyway.
So here goes with the TimFromWales guide to a mountain bikers car contents – well mine anyway…
A towel. My Booicore change towel lives in my car. It has come out for the occasional wash but I never go anywhere without it. Covers me up when I need to change, and if I have forgotten a change of clothing it means I can travel home in soft towel comfort commando style.
The car needs a regular sweep out, so a good stiff brush is mandatory.
Spare shoes. I may have forgotten my clothes but at least I don’t need to drive home barefoot or with muddy shoes.
A quality mountain bike magazine. Maybe when you are waiting for storm to pass, broken down, or to give your mates in the back seat something to read – surely everyone has an old magazine lying about in the car?
A map. I love a map, and there’s always a map in the car. OS or road map – you can’t always rely on the sat nav and as I do a bit of guiding and like some off piste riding, I need to have a map. I still get lost!
Your car smells. It does. A dirty, wet, muddy, oily, lubey, wd40, farty smell. Face it!
Cold coffee. My flask always seem to be the one thing that I don’t have a spare hand for and usually needs a last minute wash before using it!
Comedy / emergency fuel. Snickers have blessed us with some funny labeling recently and I am keeping these two for a forthcoming trip to award as prizes!
That’s it from me. Anything I’ve missed or that you have in your vehicle that you’d like to share?