Ok, I did it. These LED shirts are happening for RAGBRAI. Man, I gotta cut down on my acronyms.
The plan: 3 kits for 3 t-shirts (NOT the cycling jerseys). Most of the team were “meh” for LED sparklies, which is of course totally cool to be so. For those of us who are go-go-power-rangers, I just got the basic white kits shown here. A controller, thread, a switch, and battery.
My only confusion is how to affix it all: does it go on the outside? How bizarre. But ok!
So now it’s just sitting and waiting for the kits. The shirts are already here, man! In fact, I’m ordering a couple more today. Yes, this very day! Now it’s a race for shipping. I’m also considering ordering one of the sewing kits (simple non-programmed lights) to stitch onto biking gloves. Click it on, stick your arm out, make the turn, click it off. But since RAGBRAI is a closed course, that can wait for safety.
The jerseys are on their way, shipping today. My new bike seat… well, I haven’t pulled the trigger on that. Or on clip-in pedals. And shoes. Eff, effity eff eff. This is an expensive ride I’m doing. Stupid accessory sport.
Ok, let’s take stock, Nimmers: I would like a new seat (a MoonSaddle. Oh ye gods, let the ridiculing begin!). I also need to sell my original (men’s) bike seat, which is completely unused in any way. And my 110mm stem. If this moony seat is good, I can also sell my women’s seat.
I would like some SPD pedals and shoes. But honestly? I don’t think they are nearly as “necessary” as the seat. However, they might make the fit of my bike more accurate, so… maybe.
I still need a solar shower for the van and our camping along RAGBRAI. That’s easily done.
still need just ordered 3M reflective tape. Hm. That stuff is proving to be expensive as well. But for safety… that could be seriously clutch. Along with that, I will need a star-shaped hole punch. Yes, need.