school is in session and this requires more books to hold. i give props to my trusty tote for carrying all my essentials in my bike basket, there's always room for more books. here is this weeks common "what's in my bike basket" essentials: tote, gloves, u-lock, ear phones, snacks, sunglasses, bike lights, bungee chords for more books, wallet, notebook, journal, pens, keys, and Rosebud Salve all purpose cream that i use on my hands and lips, a bikers dream cream. i try to not be so technical about carrying other bike things, my nights are dedicated to making sure my tires, chains, and other items are well greased and pumped for the day, a relaxing task and habit i've acquired from riding like a mad woman in sf. those roads are brutal on a daily basis. what's in your bike bag, basket, pannier, or crate?