Happy Rainy Sunday,
Today, my plan was to plant my garden, but it’s ANOTHER rainy day so instead I’m online daydreaming about new bike accessories! There’s really a ridiculous amount of cool bike toys. Whenever I go into a bike store, I’m like a kid in a candy shop and typically I want to buy all the useless but prettiest baskets, lights, bells and whistles.
As mentioned in my last post, one imperative thing on my to-do list is to get a new front bike light. For the last three years, I had ‘Frog Lights’.
These lights are versatile and easily slip on to any bike (no wrenches or screwdrivers required) but I never felt super safe because they just weren’t quite bright enough. I think the company felt the same way because I can’t find these lights on their online store anymore. Since they are super easy to put on any bike, in any spot, at any time, I will still look into buying another Knog light, preferably one of those strobe lights … Knog Silicone Lights. I’ve been blinded by other cyclists super bright strobe lights, and I would kind of like to do the same. That’s safety.
Here’s some other cool / totally unnecessary / ridiculous bike accessories that are on my ‘please oh please’ wish list:
* Perfect for a day like today … and any day when the TTC is the most unappealing way to get around the city
*you can’t have earphones in when you’re riding, so this iPod speaker is a great alternative. The water resistant speaker attaches to your bike frame, and the remote control mounts to your handlebar!
* totally unnecessary but perfect for a trip to Trinity Bellwoods to fit in and have a picnic with cheese
* any alcohol related accessory seems pretty cool to me! remember to drive responsibly, so share the 6 pack with good friends!
What’s your favourite but totally unnecessary bike accessory?