Hey guys! I hope you’re having a great Friday so far! I know I am. I am visiting my parents this weekend and super excited to go on a 12 mile bike ride with my Dad today. If you don’t know already, my Dad was an amateur Cyclist for many years and still rides as often as possible, so going for a long ride with him is going to be a lot of fun and a really great experience.
Since I’m technically on vacation but didn’t want to leave you high and dry without a new post Julie over at Savvy Eats was nice enough to guest post for me today about her favorite cycling gear, check it out:
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Hi everyone! I’m Julie from Savvy Eats, where I write about cycling, the science behind the food we eat, eating locally and seasonally and appreciating the little things in life. Erin was kind enough to send me a Reader’s Submission post for my “Little Things” series a few weeks back, so I was happy to return the favor when she asked for a guest post!
I started biking seriously just over a year ago, and have had the cycling bug ever since! In fact, my husband loves cycling even more than I do (he’s the one who really got me riding), and we even spent our honeymoon biking through Italy last October. So today, I’m here to share my favorite “can’t live without ‘em” pieces of cycling gear.
3. My bike computer. I was an engineering major, so you know I love my numbers. Which is why I love my computer: I can track my distance, average speed, maximum speed and time in motion.
4. Bike gloves. If I bike too long without the gloves, the nerves in my hands start to feel pinched and vibrate-y (yes, that is the technical term). Gloves are cheap and make a world of difference in terms of comfort.
5. Padded shorts. You’re more likely to get weird pressure points from an overly-padded saddle than you are with cushioned shorts. For that reason, on long rides, I prefer a pair of padded shorts over a padded saddle.
So there you have it. The seven pieces of cycling gear I can’t live without!
Question of the day: What’s your must-have pieces of fitness gear?