Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stuff I think I may need?!

I'm trying to compile a list of stuff that I think I need and it just gets longer and longer. While I understand that some things are important, it's actually all that little cool stuff that I like so much that keeps growing my list. Things like:

  • Bike wheel lights
  • Headlights
  • Blinky red rear lights
  • tools and a tool bag
  • hand pump and patches ( ok, I guess I should actually "need" those things..)
  • better prescription sunglasses ( wrap around style)
  • protective gloves - because it'll look that much cooler when I signal a turn
  • reflective gear/clothes
  • fenders ( hey, I don't mind getting dirty but my wife does the laundry and ...well,...)
So when I'm looking around the internet for this stuff, I run across alot of it on Amazon.com, which I've used in the past with great success AS LONG AS I ALREADY KNEW the product and it's qualities. This bike accessory stuff though? I'm just going to have to trust the reviews there I guess. And I'm going to see if I can find the same products here in my local stores. Maybe they'll match Amazon's prices to get my business? 

Anyway, it looks like we'll be breaking out the credit card a few more times in the next couple of weeks to buy some of this stuff. It's getting to be fall now, so the lights can probably wait, but the reflective clothing and gloves, the pump and patches I probably should go ahead and buy. 

And, if her rides go well later this week, another big purchase with the acquisition of our 2nd Trek Navigator.


  1. I had a seat pack that held a small package of Park self-adhesive tube patches, a spare inner tube, a pair of tire spoons, and a folding set of hex wrenches. I never had a flat tire while riding until once when left my my seat pack at home. It's good insurance.

    I also used my Cateye halogen headlamp and a blinking LED light for the rear so that I was visible to motorists.

    Keep having fun!

  2. Thanks for the comment Jeff! I think I'll take your advice and make that patch kit my first priority.