Although we are lucky enough to ride year round here in California, cycling season always ramps up in early summer. On the average Sunday, you will see thousands of cyclist making the pilgrimage over the Golden Gate to enjoy the hilly and scenic roads of Marin. As stated before, the following essentials list is by no means comprehensive, but these ten items accompany me on pretty much every ride.
It appears chest straps may soon be a thing of the past, with Mio Global driving the change. Yesterday, TomTom launched the Cardio version of their popular GPS sport watch, updated with a built-in optical heart rate monitor, eliminating the need for a separate chest strap. As many people now train using heart rate zones, Mio OEMing their optical heart rate technology (Adidas is also a partner) is a great step forward.