It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cycle accessories blog, so I thought I’d make a return with one of the most ubiquitous of cycling accoutrements – the sammidge bag. I believe it’s name is an acronym of Sealable Adaptable Man-Made Individual Doggy-bag Goes Everywhere, but I could be wrong. All I do know is that you can’t head out for a ride in rainy old England without one.
Until recently, I had thought that the sammidge bag’s uses were purely limited to keeping stuff in your jersey pockets dry, but that was before I discovered that Garmin GPS devices don’t register elevation when it rains. Apparently they all have a hole in the back to allow an internal barometer to read atmospheric pressure, which is all very clever, but that if a bit of rain clogs the hole then it stops working.
Normally this would have caused frustration, but not for a man armed with a Sammidge Bag! Problem solved.