winter gear

November 25, 2009

The winter cycling kit

Despite very much enjoying the prolonged absence of snow, I know it’s comin’. Since I’ve already highlighted what gear I use as the mercury drops, I thought I would give you a run down of the gear itself.

Though it hasn’t gotten cold enough to fully enrobe myself in every winter item I have, I’ve had more than enough opportunity to fully stress test some of my new gear (as well as my old), and thought I would share my thoughts with you. When I see everything I wear all in a list it looks like a lot – I guess when you layer things, that’s what happens.

The added bonus, is if you have a winter cyclist on your xmas list, you might think of one of these items… Since this type of gear, as with any quality gear, don’t come cheap – but it’s worth it! – Read More –

December 3, 2008

Gearing up for winter cycling

As fall fades into winter many people don’t mind giving up the outdoors for a gym or the trainer. I have come to realize, however, that I am not one of those people – I’m not that fond of the gym at the best of times.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll hop on the trainer if it’s -40°C outside, but I generally do my best to keep training outside regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for me. It’s always nice being outside, and part of me likes to think that it makes me a little more resilient to inclement weather come race day! 

Though currently there’s no significant accumulation of white stuff on the ground, the temperature is beginning it’s steady slide south of 0°C. With that said, it’s time to start thinking about changes in gear, riding technique, and general mindset. – Read More –