Friday, June 8, 2018

I think I should get a pouch!

My Tri training officially started this week! I started with the bike portion.  I was feeling a little under the weather this week (well a LOT...definitely NOT how I wanted to start my summer vacation), but I knew time was of the essence so I had to get some rides in.

Guess what? I signed my mom up for the Tri as well, so she agreed and our training commenced on Tuesday on the trail.

During the ride I noticed she had a nifty little pouch on her bike. Afterwards I mentioned that I should get one of those. She proceeded to show me what was inside her pouch.

This was so silly that I thought I just had to share this for a quick Friday post!


                    Item 1, hand sanitizer.  Well that is fairly normal. No real surprise there.


                 Item 2, a magnifying glass. Here is where I started laughing. Why on earth would anyone need a magnifying glass on a bike. Are they solving mysteries on the ride?  Actually , solving mysteries on a ride might be fun.


Item 3, a coupon for a Red Box Movie Rental.  You see, my mom and dad (before his shoulder surgery) ride their bikes often and one of their routes goes by a Red Box. They keep the coupon handy for the next time they ride by.  Now I understand why the magnifying glass is important (to read the code on the coupon). 

And see, I thought when people carried a pouch on their bike they were carrying tools in it.  I think she ought to put some safety things in there. 

What would be in your bike pouch? -M

32 comments:

  1. Ha! Did she say what the magnifying glass is for?

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    1. I'm pretty sure it was to read the code on the coupon!

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  2. Your mom is very cute! Put a spare inner tube, some tools an energy bar and some gum in there!

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    1. I's sure she wouldn't know what to do with a spare inner tube!

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  3. I have a pouch under the seat on my bike--there's a spare inner tube in there and some tools for changing a tire. Funny thing is, I don't know how to change a tire. LOL. I guess I am hoping for another biker to take mercy on me...

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    1. I wouldn't know how to change a tire wither. Guess that's something I should learn if I plan on being on a bike!

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  4. As someone who needs "cheaters" (glasses) to read the fine print on things I can so appreciate the magnifying glass :)

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  5. That's nice that you'll be training together!

    I don't bike, but I'm willing to bet you if I did that there would be food in there. :)

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  6. ha ha ha...I would definitely need a magnifying glass or a spare of cheaters in my pouch (if I had such pouch). I have tried posting pics while out and about, and have had a few nasty auto-correct fails due to my need for reading glasses now days LOL

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  7. That is so funny! I think my parents would need a magnifying glass to read that coupon too! Yes, get your momma some pepper spray!

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    1. Oh, and I would put TP in my pouch for sure. :)

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    2. There are several restrooms along our bike route but PT is always a good idea cus you just never know!

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  8. I have 2 pouches on my tri bike. One holds a spare tire lube and changing tools. The other has tissues, hand wipes and and usually my phone, keys and a snack bar for longer rides

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    1. I think we really need to get some tools (and learn how to use them)!

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  9. OMG I love your mom! She's so prepared for the important things in life!! If I was training for a tri, I'd have candy in my bike bag, because I'd need a lot of bribing to be training for a tri in the first place, LOL.

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    1. We are definitely more leisure riders. Riding into town to get a red box movie is more our speed..lol

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  10. Your mom is too cute! I would keep snacks, my phone and lip balm in my pouch. Maybe some tissues or wipes too :)

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  11. I'd probably have what I keep in my running belt pouch. My phone, keys, sunscreen, and lip balm. I carry tissues during allergy season.

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    1. I'm sure she had her keys in there as well.

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  12. Your mum is too cool! Magnifying glass had me laughing out loud! But maybe it's for inspecting interesting flora and fauna on nature trails? Hehe.

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    1. Yea, me too. Who ever heard of carrying a magnifying class around?

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  13. That is hysterical! Too funny!!!

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  14. Ha! I have a pouch that goes under the seat, it has tools/tube, etc. Although I also don't exactly know how to change a tube - hopefully if I got a flat there'd be cell coverage to look it up on youtube!

    I'm trying to get back into biking this summer, and thinking of getting a pouch that goes on the front or on the tube (between the seat and handlebars) for easily storing my phone, keys, etc.

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    1. Does the tube come with the tool kit? Seems like everyone who has one would not know how to use it...lol

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  15. It's awesome that you and your mom are training together for a tri! Love it. I would get a pouch and put some random things in it, then show them to your mom and let her try to figure it out! :)

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