Well, well, well… the weekend is just around the corner, just in time for FRIDAY MUSINGS! Or… just in time for you to get your Fandango tickets to the Hunger Shames. Before the spring time blooms assault your sinuses with a full-on allergy attack, I wanted to get all sentimental and mushy-gushy over Bike Commuting like the leftover V-day chocos I found in my desk drawer at work.
We have posted a bajillion reviews on Bike Commuters accessories, gear, and products that range from frivolous to frugal over the past many moons. The “basic needs” of each cycle monster for an enjoyable commute vary according to the rider and the location. I’m the first to admit I have an emotional (let’s hope it’s not physical) attachment to my bikes – giving them names, identities, and custom makeovers… So that made me wonder, what about accessories? If you could only take three items with you on your commute each day, what would you choose!? (And your bike is a given….! We could go on and on about what makes the perfect commuter bike, but I that’s a whole ‘nother love affair.)
Here’s my top three Must-Have Bike Commuting Accessories to get us started:
1) Any kind of backpack – I used to be all about the rack, but have switched back to the backpack in the past few years! I love backpack.
2) Watch face taped to my handlebars – So unimpressive and borderline ghetto, this watch is a must for me because it’s easy to read in the morning to determine how much time I have left to get to the office. I taped it to the mount where I used to keep my wireless Cateye from the days of trying to be “fast” – clockin’ 12 mph baby!
3) Blinky Lights: One rear and one headlight, these are a must for me, I have several kinds around the house and will grab one red and one white everyday. A must-have for me as I am a blinky addict.
So cycle ladies and gents, do you have any top three accessories that you can’t commute without? Share with us, and in the spirit of Effie Trinket, “Happy Bike Commuting! And may the odds be ever in your favor!”