/ Christmas Stocking for a road/mtb cyclist.
So far all I've got is some good espresso coffee and the Cycling Anthology....trying to keep it reasonable but it's for someone who's a bit of a biking geek.
Looking forward to some inspiration :)
Read already. Those silly bits when you're on a ride you think, "I wish I had...." would be ideal.
Which are amazing - I have two red ones on my helmet (fnarr) - unobtrusive when they're not on but super bright when they are.
Chain links sound good - would never have thought if that :)
Already has lights which could be used for the illuminations so no need for anymore.
Found cycling top trumps which looks good.
Totally over budget! I'm hoping not to go bankrupt or need to sell a kidney :)
chamois cream overlooked by many cyclist but when you discover it
Thanks for the suggestion :) Any ones better than others?
This as a coffee table book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-High-Europes-Greatest-Climbs/dp/0857386247/ref=pd_ys_qtk_general_re...
or this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Another-100-Greatest-Cycling-Climbs/dp/0711232652/ref=pd_ys_qtk_general_recs...
Got the Highest climbs book (very good), CO2 canister appeals to my inner geek. Thanks :)
How about these off the top of my head.
New bar tape
Tiny led lights
Lights that attach to valves so people can see you from the side
i have used udderly smooth or assos
have seen the first book and would agree its a nice book certainly makes me want to do some climbs
One of these:
i got myself one of these:
Looks great on my MTB :)
I wanted one of the fuelled by cakes ones but they've discontinued them. Grrr Alpkit!
One of the new Vaseline lip salves - don't know about anyone else but my nose streams when it's cold - stops sore noses and lips. The little tins are great but no good once on the move.
Decathlon LED armbands - for the wrists, as turn indicators (about £7/pair)
Shoe covers - the windstopper ones that just do the forefoot.
A pair or two of Bolle Contour glasses - one clear, one smoked. £8/pair.
Are they a MTB, road cyclist or both?
You could always get them mountain bike guide to an area they are not too familair with (yet!).
Or if they like hill climbs on the road bike. You could always get the 100 best hill climbs book.
If you're going to be a tart you may as well go the whole way and do it right! http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=39588
These take about a week to come from France so you might struggle to get them for Chistmas but no cycling geek should be without some of these...
Thanks for all the inspiration. Stocking will contain:
Chain link thingy
Pair of cycling socks (got to have socks in a stocking)
Loved the lead figures, and will look at for birthday.
Hope you all get what you wish for,
100 Best Road Climbs. Nice little book. There's a sequel too with another 100.
> or assos
a ready-made brand for chammy cream.
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