My husband has loved video games since he was little. Though he doesn’t often have time (or as much interest) to play them now, he gets excited for certain game releases and will spend a few hours a week playing them when they come out. And for some reason, he also gets excited about new gaming consoles coming out. Since Xbox and Playstation just announced their new devices, Tim went ahead and let me know what he wanted for his birthday and for Christmas. Though they’re still far away, that’s around when those things come out, and he wanted to have it ASAP after that.
That then started my thought process of the things that I would like to have as well…and when I started showing him, he responded by asking if this was going to be a bike focused Christmas? I guess that’s what it’s looking like. Though some of it I’ll end up getting before my birthday or Christmas, others will be perfect gifts when those times come. And the main reason I’m posting this is to get suggestions and recommendations on a lot of this stuff. I want to make sure I’m asking for or buying the right stuff…
First, I really want a trainer. I read about people who hop on the trainer to get in some time, and I’d like to be able to do that as well.
This is a CycleOps Magneto trainer. Any suggestions on which trainer I should get? I’ve found that CycleOps seems to be popular, but I don’t know anything about why one is $150 and one is $1000.
I want a triathlon kit, specifically one from SOAS Racing. I’m working on locating these in my size on different sites, but they’re hard to find.
Are there other brands of triathlon kits that you like?
I want the Garmin 910XT. I want a triathlon watch that I can swim in, and I’ve seen how useful it is across all three sports.
This is another area that I don’t know enough about, but I know I want clip pedals and cycling shoes, as I’m riding now in flat pedals and running shoes. Any recommendations on what pedals and shoes to get? Do the shoes matter? I feel like I see a wide variety of prices and am not sure why…
For now I think those are my main things I’d like. I’m thinking I may need to get a wetsuit, but the price on those scares me so much that I’m not even willing to officially add it to my wishlist. Where do you get wetsuits that don’t cost $400?!
Thanks for your help and advice!