Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
I started using polypropolene thermals under a long sleeve jersey last winter and it was a revelation. The wicking properties were great, which helped keep me cool on the descents because I didn't have a sweat-soaked jersey close to my skin.
I get them supplied at work so that's what I did too. Works great.
What was really funny was that for years I've worn bicycling gear when I ski (i.e. long sleeve jerseys and tights over thermals). When riding in winter, I never thought to wear ski gear for cycling. D'uh!
Yes, I do quite a bit of road riding in all those areas, and have a Santini transparent giket that's lightweight, waterproof, windproof and breathable for changing conditions. It crushes up into the jersey pocket.
Several months of the year I wear thermal longs anyway.
I just double up on jerseys, usually a short over a long-sleeve, sometimes two longs together. If that's not enough I just wear something extra underneath like an old, thin t-shirt.
The advantage of multiple jerseys is they can just be unzipped if it gets warm or stowed easily in pockets if you actually take a layer off. It also gets extra wear out of older slightly worn jerseys under your newer stuff.
Here's my blog - A bit of fun
"Riding not racing...."
with at least arm warmers
And with a cold breeze or descent and 14 degrees then a gilet ofcourse
Armwarmers and a gilet are the most versatile peace of clothing that you can use with cycling. Easy to put on or take off, and barely take space in the jersey if you don't need them anymore.
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