Hi all. So after enjoying my first year of racing (and mostly serving as pack fodder), I'm gearing up for next year. I do not have a Powermeter and it is not in my future. I also do not have a HR Monitor; I have been following Friel's training bible by estimating my RPE (rate of perceived exertion) while training. This has seemed okay since finding the correct zone for aerobic base rides seems pretty easy, and I think I do pretty well in targeting my other workouts to the correct zones, at least roughly.
I haven't bought a HR monitor because, well, it's just one more freaking gadget to fool around with, and I get tired of dealing with stuff. So here's my question: am I fooling myself by thinking that I am training just fine without out? Should I get one? Opinions?