Heading out for a mountain bike ride sounds straightforward and easy, but it never is.
The logistical hurdles begin before I even leave the house. Is the Garmin charged? Do I know where my headphones are? What about my tubes, tools, and CO2? Or my sunglasses, sun block, and gloves? Or the dang nozzle for that CO2? What about my nutrition?
Getting all of this together usually entails several trips to and from the kitchen table, where I take a visual inventory. Then I shove what I can fit into my helmet, grab what else I can in my free hand, and pile it all in the back of the truck. Inevitably, I need to make at least one more dash into the house to grab something I forgot.
I could be more organized, to say the least.
Thankfully, our Canadian friends at YNOT recently sent the SoG team a couple of their Wildland Packing Pouches. These simple little bags simplify the packing process, and ensures that easy-to-forget items don’t get left behind.