Inside our bag you'll find three items from Cruz Tools (888/909-8664), a basic metric tool kit, electrical kit and tire repair kit. We rarely use them for major roadside repairs, but they're worth their weight in trade for peace of mind. Same with the fish tank siphon we tote in case we run out of fuel. We always carry bandannas and clean rags, cable ties, duct tape, extra earplugs and bungee cords, a first-aid kit, hand-cleaner wipes, sunscreen and lip balm, a pocket tool with pliers and screwdrivers, a spare bike key, set of plugs and fuses, supplementary faceshield, tire gauge, bottle of water, flashlight, rainsuit and a handgun. Kidding. The maps, cell phone, GPS, hand-held computer and folding picnic table all get thrown in at the last minute. These are the staples that stay in the bag without fail. It doesn't mean you won't be visiting Wal-Mart for that extra sweatshirt when the temperature plummets, but you'll definitely be ahead of the pack.