I am getting ready for a 5 hour trainer ride to raise money for the American Diabetes Association® and the Tour de Cure® at Kyle’s Bikes on Saturday, April 18 and thought it would be fitting to share with you my cycling essentials as I prepare for this longer trainer ride. Yes, you read that correctly…5 hours in the saddle on the trainer…and I thought 3 hours & 45 minutes last weekend was tough. Please click here to make a donation; I would be forever grateful.
My cycling essentials tend to differ just a bit depending on where I ride…am I riding outdoors or am I riding on the trainer? As you’ll see, there are some common cycling essentials for cycling in both situations, but some differences do exist.
- Mojo…My Specialized Transition
- Terry Butterfly Ti Gel Saddle
- Specialized Cycling Shoes
- Speedfil water bottle
- Coeur Sports seam-free chamois tri shorts
- Osmo Active Hyrdation
- Hoo Ha Ride Glide
- Garmin 910XT
- Road ID Bracelet…I never take this off
- Kinetic Fluid Trainer
- Trainer Tire
- Trainer Skewer
- Sweat towels…lots of them
- Bell Cycling Helmet
- Tifosi Sunglasses
- Bonk Breaker Bars (on the longer rides)
- Barnana (on the longer rides)…if you order from Barnana, please feel free to use my discount code Coeur15 for 15% off your order 🙂
What are your cycling essentials? Have you ever raced or participated in an event for a charity? If so, which event and which charity?
16 thoughts on “My Cycling Essentials and Tour de Cure®”
Five hours in the saddle – on the trainer – you go girl! Do you at least get to take breaks or use the bathroom? Are there rules? Are you planning on doing this in a group setting or… any entertainment?
We can take breaks if needed, but some people are donating per mile, so I’ll be on and working hard. There will be 2 other people riding as well, hopefully more 😉 We will have music and hope to be entertained by people coming to support the cause, shopping and enjoying the day. 😉
5 hours on the trainer!? That is mental toughness, good luck!!! Are you doing a steady state ride? Or will you be throwing in intervals?
It will be tough, but hopefully there is enough going on around us to distract us a bit. I think we’ll be incorporating some intervals, but we are going to wait and decide when we get a better feel for our environment 😉
Wow! This sounds like a cool challenge! I look forward to hearing about your 5 hours on the trainer! Good luck!
Thanks Lee!! I’ll have a post for us next week 😉
Yes!!! This is going to be awesome!! This is a huge mental challenge. Almost more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge!! 🙂 It is good training too! Good luck!!!
I think you have all the right essentials! I use Nuun and Scratch. I like Picky Bars and Clif Bars!
Thanks Leslie!! I’m looking forward to overcoming the mental challenge and conquering a time and distance on the trainer I have not done before. 🚴🏻😊
I think as long as you are doing different things and mixing it up you will be totally fine! 🙂
Thanks so much for the donation Leslie!! I really appreciate it!! 😘
Wow! Good for you-have a great ride 🙂
Thanks Amy! It will be a good mental challenge 😉
Five hours on the trainer… excellent mental training! Have a great time today riding for a great cause!
Thanks Erin!! Due to severe weather here today, we have to postpone to next Saturday. Riding outside on the trainer in severe weather is not advised not is it good for electronics 😢