Fender Blender

After a particularly gruelling set of power intervals on the trainer, there is nothing I crave more than a piña colada. I know I am not alone here.

Enter the Fender Blender.

This ingenious device straps onto your bike and uses you as it’s pedalling power source. So if you happen to be biking during a power outage (or if you are a hippy) you need not be deprived of your favourite blended post-workout recovery drink, or rather, recoverita. Pictured above is the Fender Blender Pro, which comes with it’s own stationary bike sure to make you the envy of all of your bike geek (or hippy) friends. Pictured below is the Fender Blender Universale, which, according to the website “will attach to nearly all Mountain bikes (26″ wheel size), and Hybrid/Road bikes (27″/700c wheel size).” And you don’t even need tools to do it!! I saw this baby live and in action this fall at The Inside Ride, a fundraiser for kids and their families living with cancer. Given the nature of the event, I suspect the drinks were of the virgin variety.

This would be a perfect gift for my friend Michelle, who has a particular jones for girly cocktails with an alarming alcohol-to-mix ratio. Get on it Scott! Just think how much easier our post-ride vodka-valium smoothies would be.