One of the interesting things that is required of anyone riding a bike here in Ontario is to have a bell on their bike. Having had one on the bike in Vietnam, I suppose that need to signal to people you are approaching from the rear, signalling people around you, and scaring off dogs (in Vietnam) is real enough. For the past few years, I have not had one, and like most of the riders I know, just pleaded ignorance when mentioned at club meetings.
I had heard there was a mount for the Garmin that incorporated a bell underneath the mount. This would certainly meet the legal requirement, but I wondered how easy it would be to reach. Also, I don’t have a Garmin, and I am not sure I have the financial capability of buying one this year. If I want to take the cycling vacation to Chile, I am pretty sure I do not have it.
While at the bike store trying to quickly get ready for this year–getting my electrolyte solutions, paying my memberships, looking at new socks, and a variety of other things, I came across a bell for my bike. It looks pretty sleek and won’t take up too much real estate on my handlebars.
Hopefully by the end of the week, I will have been out on the bike.