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Old 10-02-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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Spare Money for Emergency

I have, over the years, become I guess a bit of a fanatic about this as it has saved me in a manner of speaking, a couple of time.

Do any of you keep 'emergency' money somewhere on your bike? If so where? I thought about shoving a $20 bill somewhere just in case. But I dont want to put it somewhere that someone might look. The obvious places being tool bags, etc. The only other place I can think of would be inside the handle bars. My concern there would be moisture and such since its not water proofed and a so on. I dont suspect water would get up in there, Im just trying to cover all the bases I can.

I was thinking along the lines of if I lost my wallet, check card, etc., having enough cash to buy a meal, bottle or two of water, give someone some cash for giving me a ride home, etc.

Probably over reacting, but I like to be prepared as much as I can.



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Old 10-02-2012, 03:38 AM   #2
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Your shoe or sock maybe? Helmet? Duct taped to the bottom of your water bottle? Heck, duct taped under your seat. And cash can get wet.



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Old 10-02-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
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Ahh yeah, why did it not enter my head about under the seat. Geesh. Yeah, I know cash can get wet, I was thinking more along the lines of long term exposure. Several years ago I did a lot of traveling for work and I put a couple bills in mini-wallet thing I carried around separate from my wallet. I still have those same bills, in the same place in the same mini-wallet. So my thoughts went towards the bike stash being there for possibly a long time.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:47 AM   #4
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I carry ten one dollar bills in my saddle bag.

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Old 10-02-2012, 03:50 AM   #5
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Thats probably the easiest place to keep it. Im probably being just paranoid trying to find a hidey place to keep it.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:13 AM   #6
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Just put it in your bag. Most likely, your bike isn't out of sight long enough for someone to rummage thru it.
There's a better chance that they will take the entire bike. Then the get your money too.

However, in case they get your bike, it IS best to have the $$ with you.
How about in a plastic baggy under the Insole of your shoe?

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:14 AM   #7
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No cash, debit card with I'd in Otter Box with iPhone. But have yet to leave civilization.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:26 AM   #8
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Now that you guys mention it, I think the cash/card in the shoe is a better option. Now if I can just create a little compartment in my shoe that I can put it in and always have it with me, LOL


I was just kidding. I wouldn't complicate things like that.


Maybe.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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Leave the wallet at home. Get a Jimi, and put an expired license in for ID, a credit card, a $20, and put it in your jersey.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #10
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I carry a lugage tag with my wifes phone # my Dr. # and 2 $10s and what meds I am takeing and for what
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