I was clearly fighting off a cold Thursday and Friday, but I woke up Saturday morning (after a long, long winter's nap) feeling great. So it was time to get out and do an easy, wandering bike ride.
The cold weather was fine with me. I wanted a chance to try some new clothing options. I went with a full-length base layer under thermal bib ¾-length shorts and a fitted soft shell jacket, a wool beanie, and some fleece-lined winter work gloves.
The results were mixed.
The nutshell is:
- I need some new cold-weather cycling gloves.
- ¾-length bib shorts aren't enough. I need full-length tights for temps under 50°.
- Capilene is awesome, and a soft-shell jacket is awesome, but adding a fitted wind jacket to my collection might be good.
- I need a fast-wicking base layer top. Nothing I have now does a good enough job keeping me dry.
So, I'll be keeping my eye out for deals, and trying to fix the few remaining holes in my bike clothing collection.