Yesterday’s post on dressing for Indian Summer rides stirred up lots of interest. I guess a lot of other newbies out there are wondering how to cope with cooler weather. Plenty of resources are to be found, both on and off line — but I’ll just mention one: Reader Don of Stockton, California sent along a link to a biking group from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, which posted a guide to cycling clothing on its web site.
I came across this picture somewhere online — the rider looks ready to go on a chilly morning.
Gotta love all the reflectivity. But nothing beats a Superflash tail light in the back.
Lazy Bike Commuter says
These clothing guides are apparently for people who get colder than I do.
I generally stay in short sleeve jersey and shorts until it hits 55, then add a windbreaker (vents open) at 50. Below 50, lightweight tights and a long sleeve jersey, add another jersey under 40, and then get creative since I haven’t done all that much road riding below freezing. That’s gonna change this year, though.