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    Anyone here carry while bicycling? I am leaning towards wearing my fanny pack with one of my pistols in it.

    IWB is going to print badly or get hung up in the Camelback.

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    FAnny pack on the bike and in the trunk of the M/C only because the leathers are waaayyyyy too tight and any firearm inside them would print like crazy!!!
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    I can only comment re motor cycling - and elect almost all time to utilize my normal OWB, with vest to cover.

    In hot summer that would be all the cover - in cooler weather with leather jacket, vest still under, as it gives the length needed to maintain concealment.

    Fanny pack can work, as can tank bag - but in former case carrying full size is tricky in that, and latter case is the problem of access and security. I prefer gun on person at all times.
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    you might consider a confident by kramer http://www.kramerleather.com/products.cfm?categoryID=21

    i hear you deffinatly want full length tho

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    Got to say it probably depends on what you wear biking. Of you are a road biker, and dress that way, a fanny pack is the best way to go unless you rig something handy on the bike frame or seat.

    There is no way you won't print in cycling clothes. Maybe if you had a real small pistol in a pocket holster, you could get away with it in a jersey pocket. Much more and you get the bulges and the weight drags the jersey!
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    I have one of these, and it works quite well.

    http://www.action-direct.com/257.htm

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    I have a fanny pack holster that works great when we bike ride in the summer.
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    Me, I am a white trash hillbilly biker, no money for special clothes for biking. I wear the same clothes as for walking, no problem of pistol printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle
    Got to say it probably depends on what you wear biking. Of you are a road biker, and dress that way, a fanny pack is the best way to go unless you rig something handy on the bike frame or seat.

    There is no way you won't print in cycling clothes. Maybe if you had a real small pistol in a pocket holster, you could get away with it in a jersey pocket. Much more and you get the bulges and the weight drags the jersey!
    Believe me, if I dressed like the average roadie, dogs would flee and stong men cry. The world is not, repeat not, ready for my ass in spandex.

    I wear the bike shorts under a regular pair of gym shorts, and a T-shirt. I can wear my IWB rig under the T-shirt, but the combination of forward lean and camelback tend to print badly, or hang up on the pistol.

    I'll give the waist pack a shot, so to speak, and see how that goes.

    It does not help that my choices for carry are a full size USP .40 or a full size Kimber .45....

    Matt
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    I can't give advice about carry options, but I'd definitely be armed. A few years ago, there were bikers attacked by Mt Lions in So Cal. Happened to a few people. In Boise, ID, more years back, there were BGs on the bike/walking trails, going after susceptable women. Point: You just never know what you'll encounter. Bike trails are almost always secluded to a point.
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    When I ride I wear regular shorts or zip offs and carry a pocket holster with a 442 in it. A 1911 goes in a Wilderness Safepacker strapped around the handlebars. It rests on the cables and is the perfect postion for access. It comes off easily and attached to my belt with the same hook & loop system. I have used this off road and in town & it works great.
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    Well, it might sound silly, but here's my setup:
    I wear bike shorts under regular gym type shorts, and a tshirt. Over the bike shorts, but under the gym shorts, I wear a belt, on which I sling an uncle Mike's holster with my .44 special. Reload goes in a pocket. It's fast, it's concealed, and I haven't been able to figure a way to conceal the Glock while bicycling, so I compromise. I also keep a Cold Steel Vaquero Grande in my waistband, as worst case backup.
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    Fanny Pak on the bike works really well...........i carried while on my Motorcycle that way..............best way to be safe, and also be able to control the weapon, should you ever slide on sand.......
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    Went for a short ride today with the fanny pack - worked out fine.

    I'll probably ride that way most of the time, except for my around the neighborhood route that passes across a couple school lots.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon
    I have one of these, and it works quite well.

    http://www.action-direct.com/257.htm

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    Jon
    I really like the look of that "Action Pack!" For about $30 that is a versitile little gadget. It would work not just on a bicycle but on a motorcycle as well...which is what I thought this thread was all about anyway and that is my next major purchase....someday ~sigh~ Until then I shall have to be satisfied with my GoldWing screen saver....
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