It’s that time of year again where each of us gets asked by our significant other what we want for Christmas. In our family each of us writes down our needs, wants, and wishes in that order. It helps put into perspective what you think you need. You should try it. If you have kids like I do, you may be surprised at some of the answers.

Courtesy of Skeese Greets

Courtesy of Skeese Greets

So, I had to tell my wife what I wanted for Christmas. I always tell her not to spend a dime on me but it never does any good. If she’s going to get me something I might as well give her an idea instead of tempting luck (and I don’t have much of the good kind).

Most of you who read my blog know I need a new bike, and my wife knows I do too, but that’s not something she can go out and get because of the test-riding and fitting that goes into it (not to mention the fact that she’s in Florida and I’m in Texas). Same goes for stuff like a helmet and a trainer. I’ll get those when I’m ready.

What I did decide on was a couple of simple things like socks, CO2 cartridges, and a magazine subscription. When I give her my list I always make a Word document that contains a pic of what I want along with a link to the exact item on the Internet. That way she doesn’t have to worry about stuff like sizes or thread/unthreaded CO2. Simplicity is key.

So, what cycling related items did you put on your Christmas wish list this year?