Warm weather gear is so important. Here is a bit of  kit that works for me.

Pearl Izumi – Ride Pro AMFIB Super Gloves I like the two finger lobster gloves. I feel that I ride with more control – and my hands stay warm. The important thing is to be sure to get gloves that are the right size.


 Giro 100 Proof Gloves Black, S – Men’s These look pretty nice as well as an alternative style…





There is a ton of cool tech out there for the bike.  However, tech is not the most important thing. In fact, the best riders I know have little. But, it is helpful.

Wahoo BLUEHR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone and Android This, plus the Wahoo speed and cadence devices with an old smart phone, is my plan for the future.


Wahoo RPM Speed and Cadence Sensor for iPhone, Android and Bike ComputersWord on the road is that these work great. What simplicity!

Wahoo RFLKT+ Bike Computer for iPhone & Android I love this idea! An inexpensive device up front while the phone is safely stored away.  This and the two Wahoo devices above are are my next purchase.



Other options that look good on Amazon…

Topeak PanoBike Bluetooth Smart Cadence and Speed Sensor and Topeak PanoBike Heart Rate Monitor


Polar 91047327 Speed and Cadence Sensor Bluetooth Smart Set and Polar H7 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor & Fitness Tracker (Black, Medium/XX-Large)


Pyle Smart Bike Cycling Speed & Cadence Sensor and Heart Rate Sensor for iPhone and Android Phones



Garmin Edge 200 GPS Enabled Bike Computer Great first bike computer. Riding with an expensive, fragile, cell phone up front wasn’t a good idea for me. The Edge 200 really improved my riding and it was great fun to use. My only complaint is that there isn’t a way to get cadence with this device.  Otherwise, it’s a great little GPS that is as solid as a rock.

 Garmin Edge 810 GPS Unit with Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor Great second bike computer. When I busted up the front end of the bike in the crash I lost the Flight Deck bike computer that integrated with the Shimano shifters. No more cadence information. The Edge 810 was the best choice to get that back – plus I now have maps and Heart Rate Monitoring.  HR Monitoring is now my primary training tool looking forward to the day I can get a power meter for the bike. This device will crash when using multiple features at the same time. So, if you need more than speed, cadence, heart rate, maps, and live tracking you should probably consider a different solution. I don’t use everything all the time but when I do I make sure I have a backup plan.


Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Folding Tire (All Sizes) Can a tire be considered “Tech”? I don’t know exactly but these tires have stood up to thousands of kilometers of Thai roads in all the heat and junk that Thailand could put them up against.  These are not subtle tires, nor are they especially light. But, neither have they worn out.  I can’t say that for the other tires I’ve used out here.