Originally Posted by neduro
Was thinking about this thread and wanted to add one more thought, especially for the US folks who haven't gotten to ride a roadbook before: the equipment is less important than getting to do it.
A bunch of folks here in Colorado started with the cheapy plastic acerbis just about duct-taped to the handlebars and a mechanical odo, and had an absolute blast.
I think many folks think they need all this stuff before they can go try it, that's not the case. KISS, then once you're addicted, start raising the game.
Mostly true but if you're loading your $8,000 bike into a container and shipping it to an event that cost $10,000 with a $1600 plane ticket on top, it certainly seems foolish to scrimp on the $300 route book holder.
For a dual sport ride, why not use the cheap option