Favorite upgrades include:
- Lizard Skin handlebar tape: (relieves pressure on hands), loving it.
- GatorHardShell tires: I feel invincible from flats. It’s like riding an armadillo.
- ISM Adamo Century saddle: At the fitting, I felt like I was at the optometrists’ office. Can you see better now? Do you prefer 1 or 2? I’m not sure. I can’t handle the pressure. It wasn’t actually stressful, but apparently, the saddle is adjusted to your height/angle preferences. I haven’t put in enough miles yet. It feels comfortable and better than previous saddle. The design relieves pressure and creates better positioning by sitting properly on your sit bones.
- Front and Back road lights – they resemble pretty rings. Izzy has some bling.
A few other gadgets I am considering: a Garmin bike computer and Mac Airbook (or inexpensive lightweight computer not tablet/netbook/iPad/Kindle, etc.) The outdoor enthusiast in me says you don’t need it to enjoy your trip. The performance-driven side says I want to analyze routes, measure speed, distance, time, altitude. I want to download photos and write grammatically correct sentences on my blog. I’m not sure what to do. For those reading and want to “gift” me a present (aside from a generous donation to the fundraising effort), there is my wish.