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Where do you put your phone when riding?
#1
Hi guys, I've been riding for years and rarely encountered this problem, but when I did it was a pain in the arse. I normally put my phone in my MULE and ride on trails and use my smart watch if needed. I got new gloves that cover almost all of my wrists but provide the best grip. I can't use the watch anymore and I am looking for a place to keep my phone where I can easily access it instead of having to stop and open my backpack.

Any suggestions!!


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#3
If commuting the phone is in a rear rack pack; not affected by any normal crash or weather and I don't need it until I reach my destination. Regular riding is what Painkiller does; stays at home. I don't need it to enjoy cycling (makes the ride even more enjoyable!); plus everyone around you has one anyways.
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#4
I leave my phone home. I can use the same phone for many years, and it does not get broken.
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#5
Hello Talha, hope you had a good riding day today. Like other people here, I used to leave my phone home or in my backpack all day. I do use a smartwatch primarily to record stats and not for navigation. But recently I needed to use my cellphone as the route I was bikepacking through wad only on RidewithGPS. So I put my phone in the chest pocket of my jacket or a top tube bag. That worked great.
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#6
Thanks Girish. It's about time I bought a new jacket. Might as well buy one with a front or sleeve pocket.
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#7
I like to take photos with my phone when I'm riding around so I carry it either in my jacket/coat pocket if it's cold, or here in Ecuador where it's mostly shorts weather, my phone is either in my jersey pocket if I'm on the road bike or in my shorts pocket if I'm on my single speed just doing errands...
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#8
I leave my phone on the kitchen counter at home before I leave on a ride.
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#9
My pocket usually.

I have a mount for the phone but I don't use it really anymore.
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