We have a public service announcement we would like to all middle aged men that consider themselves “cyclists”. If you’re busy flying through the streets of suburbia and wearing one of the US Postal biking uniforms, you need to just stop. 80% of the men that do this are about 100% overweight and the other half just look like complete idiots. Throw on some basketball shorts and a cutoff t-shirt will be considered doing the neighborhood a solid favor in lieu of your Lance Armstrong uniform.
Now that we have tried to save a few of us from the horrifying sight of your overweight next door neighbor Ralph riding around with an atomic wedgie, we want to introduce a great little cycling gadget called the Hammerhead. The name itself sounds pretty mean and the gadget has some equally mean features on it. Whether we are cycling or running, we all like to map out our route and see the miles traveled and that the road we’re on will actually get us back home. We also know that running a GPS app to track all of these things can completely drain the battery on most smartphones (that already struggle with battery longevity). The final thing that all cyclists struggle with are safety. Having to look down and try to decipher a map can be dangerous and the local neighborhood kid might drive right over you if you’re not able to focus on the cars and situations around you. The Hammerhead is a gadget that attaches to the top of your bicycle and mounts in easy view. You then open the Hammerhead phone app and select the route you will be taking and the app syncs with the Hammerhead device mounted on your bike. As you begin the ride, you will actually see the LED display light up and show the directions to turn and it’s in much easier view than a mounted smartphone on the front of your bike. The Hammerhead should encourage safety and might actually look pretty cool as you’re riding. The app will insure that you get the route you want (hills, flat, etc.) and the workout you deserve. Just put down the bicycle uniform and stop frightening the neighborhood kids. Click here for image and where to buy.