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Two of my favorite Christmas gifts

I have not been motivated to do much outdoor riding this winter, but I received two Christmas gifts that may help get me motivated. Here I am giving them a quick driveway-length test ride:

A company called Bar Mitts makes a product like the hand warmers shown; they come in versions specific for road drop handlebars with Shimano or Campagnolo brake/shift levers, as well as for flat handlebars. Mine actually came from Cabela’s, and are intended for the Quad ATV set, but when you’re using then on a mountain/hybrid handlebar, they’re essentially the same thing as the Bar Mitts version. The only drawback to either is that they won’t play nice if you have bar-end extensions.

As for the wheel light, it will complement the multiple headlights and taillights that I’m already using, but when commuting in the dark, you can never have too many lights.

On a side note, this is my first post in the Post a Week 2011 campaign being promoted by (which is the service on which this blog is hosted).

2 responses to “Two of my favorite Christmas gifts

  1. Ward Graham January 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I have been punching a hole in the bar mitts where they attach to the handle bar so the bar ends are on the outside of the mitt. This has worked well for many.

  2. Kevin January 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Thanks for the tip, Ward!

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