How To Pack Cycling Jersey Pockets Like A Pro | GCN Pro Tips

– It’s the day of your big event. You’ve got yourself in shape, and your bike is primed and ready to roll. You’re fueled and you’re
adequately kitted out. But what do you take with
you in your jersey pockets to make sure you’re prepared
for nearly all eventualities? Especially here in the beautiful Dolomites where the weather can be
cruel as well as kind. (inspirational music) First up is the middle pocket. Now this is an ideal place to stow away your rain cape and or your gilet. And a handy little tip is this, you can also conceal your mini pump wrapped up in your rain cape. Just make sure you do it nice and tight. It’s worth taking a little bit of time. Place it in there, and hey presto, you’ve made a nice little start. (chill music) Next on the agenda is
the left-hand pocket. Ideal place for your phone, and a handy little tip, inside your phone case, is to put a bank card, some form of identification, and a little bit of cash. That all goes in there nice and neat. Let’s just slot that in there. And also available from GCN are Poc-Pacs, and that’ll keep your
valuables and your phone safe and away from moisture. Now there’s still a little
bit of room in there, so a handy place to stow
a pair of arm warmers. Unless it’s of course hot at the start. Let’s just pop those inside. And depending on the weather conditions, and always before a big event, check the weather of forecast, a good place for a pair
of light gloves as well. (calm music) Next up is the right-hand pocket, and we’re gonna place our food in here. But before we actually fill it with these nutritional products, it’s worth mentioning
that it is very important on the side you place the food, because if you’re right-handed, put it in the right-hand pocket, if you’re left-handed, place your food in the left-hand pocket, because that is the pocket that you’re gonna be reaching into the most during your ride. And in relation to the
amount of food you need, well that’ll depend on the
distance of the event itself, and also the availability
of feed stations. But our advice is to play
it a bit conservative, and take a little bit more than you need. So that’ll include couple of gels, some energy bars, you can take more if you wish, and also mix it up a little bit with a few Muesli bars as well. And finally you need to make sure that you carry with you on your event some essential spares. Now the bare minimum is as follows. A couple of inner tubes. Some tyre levers of course, to remove your tyre from the rim, and importantly a multi-tool that should include a chain
link extractor as well. Now as you can see, your pockets right now are pretty full. So our advice would be to buy a little saddle bag and store all these handy
things underneath your saddle. Well there you have it, a GCN pocket packing strategy. Now if you haven’t already subscribed to the Global Cycle Network, you can do so for free
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