Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Can you count on a mount?




If anything that has revolutionized the last 5 years, it is the Apps on our smart phone. This technology is absolutely amazing and boundless. It has been an unimaginable useful tool in everyday life from weather, taxis, communications and of course, bicycle touring. There are many Apps for maps but I supposed the most popular one is Google Map.

While all this is wonderful, try navigating through a busy street in an unfamiliar city using one hand holding your phone while the other your handlebar. Needless to say, this can be rather disconcerting and somewhat dangerous and I speak from experience, with some hairy situations encountered.

I spotted this gadget the "Easy Bike Mount" on my last trip in Kaoshiung Taiwan. While it is certainly not top of the line, at 99NT or S$4.50, there isn't much to complain. What I like is that it has added security to make sure your precious phone stays on the mount through 2 secure rubber bands. Of course the temptation is to loose focus so be warned and keep your eyes on the road. Getting distracted with incoming Whats App, Facebook messages etc will get you into big trouble so please do not do that.

Will be putting this through a full test in our upcoming Mekong Ride Adventure next week so stay tune.


Love to hear any questions or concerns...