Gear should be one of the last worries. But of course I can’t deny it does play a role… And this is for two reasons:
- Clearly, proper gear saves physical and mental energy and thus allows for longer distances.
- It gives peace of mind and freedom. Comfort is crucial for lasting long in the saddle. I want to have the freedom not to think about how to press the shifter for the shifting to work, or about cold wrists, or about how much longer my lights will work – and invest my mental capacity on other challenges and pleasures of the ride.
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