Not much bike related stuff for christmas but the birthday presents are different.
First off- are a selection of Tools for the workshop for working on the bikes. Actual tools such as Spanners in small sizes and a T Wrench with interchangable bits and all in bike sizes rather than the truck ones that I have. One of the problems that I experience on rides is cold feet. Got it so that the body hands and head are ok but to cure the cold feet- a pair of SealSkinz waterproof socks. If I can keep the feet dry- then they will stay warm. And Finally- I was bought an I Pod shuffle. Been trying to sort music for the ride tomorrow. Lot of Queen on it already as this I have found at the gym is ideal for hillclimbing with a bit of pressure on the pedals. Been running through a lot of Blues CD's to sort some of my favourite tracks to get the cadence right for on the flat- but It has been a bit difficult. Lots of John Lee hooker on there and one of my favourite tracks by Slim Harpo- "I'm a King Bee". Favourite? In my youth I played Bass and This is the first song I can remember playing to a big Audience and it was a Hit. Always was whenever we played it so Has to be in any of my selection. We used to play a lot of "Unheard" of American Blues music and we hit the style at just the right time. Yet another anonymous one as it is my Birthday so Thankyou Bikeforums.net---- You are a Star.
Now the problem I have for you to resolve--- What Music do you use to get the cadence of around 90 to 100 on an I Pod? Remember- My choice of music is very basic and Blues or something with a strong beat is the order of the day. I Do not like RAP or Modern music at all so it has to be Good stuff. You know- the sort of music you forced your kids to listen to to try and educate them in the finer points of Life.
Edit. I was also given one anonymous Gift this year that is worth about $25. This has come about through Bikeforums.net and is something that I have been wanting to get for a long time. This was an anonymous gift so I have decided that the next Charity ride I do is going to get a Good Donation from Bikeforums.net For adding to my enjoyment of Cycling.