I have a CCW and multiple firearms but rarely carry when traveling because of concerns when crossing state lines where CCW may not be valid (ie felony in NY state). Also, like most people I shoot right handed which wouldn't work while on the bike. Off the bike there have been a few times I wished I had a weapon for security, but in actuality nothing happened anyway. Now I carry a can of pepper spray which is legal in most localities (except traveling to Canada). That and a knife would cover all eventualities except for full on craziness which I hope I am smart enough to recognize and avoid.