Looking for what people feel are their "must have" gear when they go riding. Cell phone, GPS, tools .... stuff that you hate to ride without. I'm thinking of stuff outside the normal boots, helmet and gloves.
For me? Neoprene earplugs and a balaclava. Even during those recent 30+ days, I've worn my balaclava. I find it makes thing quieter and my helmet won't fold my ears over when I pull it on when the balaclava is in place.