One thing that I find really helps my training and motivation is having a jotter to write down race details, results, training notes and workout ideas. It's even better if that jotter is a cycling themed notebook like these stunning jotters from The Beautiful Ride.
The notebook I chose from their range (with much deliberation) is 'The Beautiful Road'. It really is a place to note down those thoughts of long-off tours and target races; the ambitions for your cycling career as you ride down the road of life. Suitably sporting the Albert Einstein quote "I thought of that whilst riding my bicycle".
The notebooks are A5 in size, with 128 pages of plain high quality writing paper to put your ideas down on. There is a useful elastic strap to hold the book closed and keep all those essential race entry forms safe inside; as well as a strong hard cover that should last a good few 'seasons', and look smart on your desk or when it comes out of your kit bag.
The notebooks aren't cheap; coming in at £18 (including First Class P&P), but for that you really do get a beautiful notebook; something comparable to a Moleskine book, and certainly a lot more individual and characterful. The notebooks come delicately wrapped in branded tissue paper, making them a perfect gift for your cycling friends and loved ones.
Get organized this season. Make sure nothing slips your mind in your busy training, racing and work life balance.
Have a Beautiful Ride in 2013.