We are starting a new series, Tip of the Week. The intention is to bring a helpful tip to riders of all types and experience levels. Some will be basic helpful ideas, others will be technical knowledge to help improve your ride.
This week’s tip is Bag the Phone. First off, please bring your phone with you when you ride, both by yourself and with a group for a number of reasons. With iPhones, iPods, Androids, and other expensive smartphones, you don’t want to ruin one in a silly way. I’ve found that putting my phone in a ziplock or sandwich bag keeps moisture out from perspiration and weather. I keep it in my jersey or jacket pocket for easy access. I also bring my ID and a credit card and a little cash in that bag so it stays all together so nothing gets lost. I’m nervous to put my phone in my seat bag, so I keep it on my body whenever possible.