I always keep a set of basic bike tools in my car for last minute repairs.
I use a water bottle to store a cartridge pump, patch kit, all-in-one bike tool, emergency money, and sports slick. Wrap all of the items in an extra pair of socks, and secure with rubber bands to prevent rattling. I also wrap 3 feet of electrical tape around the recess of a tall water bottle for emergency repairs. I have enough room left over for house keys and a power gel. I use this for training and racing.
Pack all of your equipment the night before the race.Use a large duffel bag that you can throw on you sholder.
S=swim B=bike R= run C= good to have in car
<> = must have ! = good buy * = good for new triathlete
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|S <>||tri suit|
|S !||wet suit|
|S !||body glide|
|B !||cycling shoes|
|B <>||water bottle(s)|
|B <>||emergency kit - see note below|
|B *||cycling shorts|
|B !||drinking system|
|R <>||running shoes|
|C||full size bike pump|
|C||bottled water / fluid replacement drink|
|C||post race clothing|