When I got back from my last trip, which by the way was Jakarta, Indonesia, my first stop was to meet with Coach Martha. Together we crafted a workout plan that works around my travel plans and still has me improving my fitness. One issue with traveling the way I do is that I don't have access to a road bike when I'm away. This means I need to ride when I'm home... even when it's cold and nasty.
Getting ready for a bike ride in 30 - 40 degree weather requires some preparation and lots of "stuff". So here are the things that I use to get me through a 2 hour ride and not freeze my butt off.
Last we have a Garmin 310XT GPS that tracks my performance and allows me to work using heart rate zones. The finishing touch is a sweet set of Oakleys that makes me waaaaaaayyyy faster (in my mind).