In addition to the rain bag that we discussed in the last entry, any number of mechanical issues could happen pre race in events that involve a bicycle. Ever hear a tire blow 10 minutes before the start? Sucks to be them right? What if that were you? Are you prepped to deal with it? What about the any number of other issues that could pop up?
Below is a list of common tools, spares and sundries that you may want to consider bringing with you. If you are flying to a race, all of this may not be practical, but you can at least take some of the essentials and prepare for the most likely contingencies. In addition, having local contacts and/or a list of bike shops or making friends with neutral support where available are all great contingencies to have in place.
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