thirdcrank wrote:" ... another must have (IMHO) is the Garmin Varia Radar . ...."
I had to look that up. I'm speechless.
PS For anybody else as out-of-touch as I am it "Alerts You to Vehicles Approaching from Behind"
funny that you say that .... even on the last Audax that I rode, I was the only person with a radar unit ... not many people know of these
trust me ... it's really good .... it connects to my Edge 1000 .... when a car approaches and is approx 200 meters behind me, it beeps loudly through the Garmin Edge 1000 speaker ....
on my Edge unit, a red dot appears on the bottom right corner of the screen .... as the car approaches, the dot moves up the screen. When the car is alongside me, the dot is on the top of the screen .... if there are 3 cars, there are 3 dots ... etc etc
Takes a lot of stress out of cycling, especially on roads you don't know ... (and for hybrid cars that you cannot hear) .... I suppose that a mirror will also suffice, but as I said, it's one of the best gadgets for cycling that I have bought...