Proper gear is of crucial importance, of course. And this is for two reasons:
- Clearly, proper gear saves energy and thus allows for longer distances.
- It gives peace of mind. Comfort is crucial for lasting long in the sadle. 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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