You can also buy those security nets that go around backpacks. Just put all your gear on the seat and wrap the security net around them and attach it to the bike’s frame.
You can add a motion detector lock, so if someone tries to remove any items, the alarm goes off.
They are available from most adventure, hiking, camping and cycling stores.
If you like wearing big touring boots when riding, carry a spare pair of walking shoes in your panniers or top box and secure your riding boots under the net with your other riding gear.
Take a small daypack-style backpack with you to secure your valuables such as phone, wallet and GPS unit from your bike. A Camelback with an integrated backpack, or at least a storage pouch for carrying small items, is a great idea.
Many riders wear them in summer to maintain their hydration levels.
So next time you see a “lookout” sign, don’t continue on and miss out on a great view.
Stop, slip into your walking gear, secure your valuables and start hiking.
It not only turns a great ride into a great adventure, but it also walks off that coffee and cake you just had for morning tea!