When you consider going out on your next excursion there are a few considerations to take into account when thinking about what bike gear to bring. For example, if the weather is cold and rainy, you will want to bring different clothes and perhaps a poncho than if you were going for a June ride through the Arizona desert. Although an extreme dichotomy you don’t want to arrive for a day on your two wheel without the proper equipment.
There are a few simple questions that you can ask yourself to prep your organization for the right bike gear. What is the weather like? What is the terrain like? Are there bugs? How long is the trek? What are the sun conditions like? These questions allow you understand how to dress. If the terrain is extremely rough you might consider using a full helmet and perhaps a crash suit, with the appropriate shin guards, ankle guards, and shoulder pads. The bugs is a simply question of whether or not to bring bug repellant, but that can easily be thrown in the back of a car. The longer the trek the more bike gear you will need in terms of water storage and bringing the proper amount of sustenance of food and nutrients. The sun conditions are twofold. One you will want to bring sunscreen for the hypothetical Arizona trek mention above. Two, the sunnier it is the more likely you are to be dehydrated, so bringing the right amount of fluids is more critical, along with taking breaks so that you do not overheat. Shoes are also very important. it may be hot, but riding your bike in cowboy boots, is a lot less ridiculious than flip flops, which can be dangerous. This is the same with skateboards, or any other sport.