August is national preparedness month - are you ready for sticky situations on your bike with the right tools? The prepared rider will carry with them at all times a spare tube and patch kit, tire levers, a bike pump, and a multi-tool. If you're planning to go for a longer ride, you may also want to bring along items like allen wrenches or an adjustable wrench, duct tape (it fixes everything, right?), a chain tool, pliers, zip ties, lubrication supplies, and a first aid kit. Are you looking at this list and realizing you might not be prepared if disaster (or a simple oops) hits while out on your bike? Stop in to get stocked up and some helpful advice on roadside fixes. Let Takoma Bicycle help you get prepared for just about any situation!