Yesterday my SRM powermeter thingey turned prima donna. Actually it's been a bit princess-like for a while, but yesterday after shifting it from the TT to road bike it spat the dummy totally.
And suddenly I have to contemplate training the old fashioned way, which led me to thinking about how we now rely so much on things electronic. Certainly ditching all of the following would considerably lighten my lugggage, what with all the different chargers, cables and batteries.
1 cable, one wall charger
I have 3 of these...doh!...1 for audiobooks, 1 for Italian learning stuff and 1 for feral music to listen to while training 1 cable+1 wall charger
I would never have looked beyond the iPhone if I wasn't a cyclist and knew all about HTC from their sponsorship of the pro team, so advertising DOES work! This baby will stay turned off except for a brief minute or 2 once a day, once bitten twice shy and I'm not keen on arriving home ever again to a huge bill for data access caused by a roaming phone. 1 cable for mains and computer
Instead this little basic baby below, complete with Italian or Austrian or UK phone number will be on 24/7 an in car and a mains charger
nothing extra for these babies, but I will take a spare pair just in case.
And finally a 2 way socket to allow me to plug into the mains in Europe and one for UK plus a 4 hole power board since I have so many things to charge!!