Cyclists have been strapping tools to their frames for decades, and today there are plenty of options for carrying tools inside our frames as well. On the flip side, tools in a pack are often more accessible and portable from bike to bike.
Do You Stash Bike Tools, or Carry Them on Your Person? [Survey]
To stash or to schlep? That is the question that mountain bikers face.
It depends on the length of the ride. Lest than ten miles stashed on bike because I rarely need water. Over ten miles is a combination of stashed on bike and in a backpack.