What is that thing?

Thing

I’ve got a pretty cool rainbike and have a lot of red-light conversations with other riders, but I get the most questions about this little black plastic thing on my stem than most anything else. It’s tall, sort of strange shaped and next to my PowerTap head unit. At the start of my ride today, Byron gave me the, “What the…?”, so I told him I’d post the details.

In Action

I get in most of my training time commuting to and from work. Living in Seattle, we have lots of dark and rain, so riding at night is pretty much necessary. Rather than sink $400 into a new Garmin 500 that has a backlight, I found this cheap alternative. A little obtrusive, but it does the trick.