02 May 2014, 02:41


In getting organized for the GASP ride (a precursor for the ‘24 Hours in the Canyon’ race) I created a charging station for all the electronics I’ll be taking on the bike.

To be fair, the iPad mini will not be on the bike. For the GASP ride I’ll put the iPad mini in my backpack that the organizers will drop off in Shiner. This way I’ll be able to surf the web while drinking beer at the brewery.

Also, for the GASP ride I will not need the helmet light or headlight.

Yes, it appears as if I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy.


I really like the lupine Piko helmet light. I might end up ordering the lupine Betty for the front of the F-40. I need to do some night riding next week to see how the current setup works with just the NiteRider 650 and the Piko.

The checklist:

  • iPhone
  • iPod nano w/open air earphones
  • iPad mini
  • ankr battery charger small blue
  • ankr battery charger large
  • dinotte red rear tail light
  • lupine piko helmet light (1200 lumens)
  • niterider 650 lumens headlight
  • garmin edge 800
  • garmin VIRB

I also have some additional duplicate backup items for the ‘24 Hours in the Canyon’ ride:

  • niterider 650 lumens headlight
  • dinotte red rear tail light
  • ankr battery charger large