Wayne says: “I will never go on a long distance tour without my handlebar bag!” It is where I keep items I like to access quickly and easily without having to get off of my bike ‒ items such as my camera, energy snacks, tissues, keys, wallet, money, ID, passport, a map in the top window, etc. . . and I also use it for a waste basket. When I ride up a mountain pass, I often find myself so focused on the ride that I don’t want to stop for photos. With a camera living in my handlebar bag it is easier to pull off the road for a quick photo opportunity without having to dismount the bike. I can put one foot down, take a quick photo and be back in the saddle in seconds – without losing the rhythm of the climb. And later, I don’t regret missing the photo. If I need to take a restaurant or restroom break, the handlebar bag comes off of the quick-release bracket and becomes a shoulder bag, so I don’t risk having my critically important items stolen. If you have not toured with a handlebar bag, you don’t know what you have been missing!