After a bike ride with friends, everyone is coming back to my place for a delicious Indian-inspired dinner in the patio. I'll turn on the fountain, light some candles, and play festive music. Before the ride, I'll set the table; that way I won't have to worry about it when my friends are over. White plates and white cloth napkins, like the ones seen here from Williams-Sonoma ($42) and Dansk ($12), are ideal for showcasing the meal. A colorfully printed table runner looks chic down the middle of the table. I'll serve the food on large platters — I love this gold rectangular one by Mamma Ro ($35) — and the mojitos in a clear pitcher. A vase with flowers finishes the look.
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Do you typically stick to the well-known and heavily populated bike path when you go for a ride? Well, now you don't have to. Check out these new bike GPS units made by Garmin.
They're called the Edge 605 and Edge 705. They snap into a mount that you attach to your handlebars and they include basic maps so you don't get lost. If you want more specific maps, or a whole array from different areas, you can purchase separate cards. Just plug in the detailed MapSource® City Navigator® street maps on a preloaded data card, and get turn-by-turn directions on a sunlight-readable, color display as you pedal. If you prefer off-roading, you can also get topographical maps. So cool!
The Edge 605 can track your speed, distance, time, calories burned and altitude. The Edge 705 can do all that plus it can track your heart rate, cadence (the number of rotations of your crank - the part of the bike that is connected to the pedals), climb and decent. These GPS units are definitely for the
infatuated dedicated bicyclists, who want to track their ride with the utmost detail, and ride wherever their little feet want to pedal.
How much do these Garmin GPS gems cost? To find out read more