Cycling was my primary hobby for a long time before I got into shooting. I reluctantly gave it up about 7 years ago when I was having some issues with numbness in my hands that I couldn’t deal with.
I’ve decided to pick it back up since I’ve lost about 65lbs, figuring I might not experience the hand numbness issues now that there’s less of me.
Way back on the podcast we answered a question from a listener about carrying a gun while cycling, and I think I may have given him some bad advice. I mentioned just dropping a micro 9mm pistol with a pocket holster into one of the rear pockets of a jersey and calling it good. Well, I tried that this week, and frankly, it sucks. The pistol is heavy enough that it wants to pull the back of my lightweight jersey around my side.
A sort of solution is that I’ve taken to wearing a Camelback with my pistol on one of the pockets inside it. It rides well, and fits no problem, but a pistol in a backpack is essentially impossible to get to should there be some sort of encounter that requires it.
Poking around on the internet I’m seeing some folks recommending belly bands. I’ve never used one, but it seems like a reasonable solution.
So, cyclists, how do you carry? I should also add that I’m one of those goons in a tight jersey, and lycra shorts when I ride.