Healthy Living on November 11, 2011 by

My Favorite Piece of Gear: Joan Hanscom

Among my riding friends my deep aversion to cold temperatures is well documented.  I don’t think I have ever been close to over-heating.

I like to be warm when I ride.  This of course poses a challenge come fall and winter.  So my favorite fall gear is not made of carbon fiber.  It’s made of roubaix fleece and merino wool.   Things that keep me warm and cozy as the temperatures drop.

It’s not miserable now.  But cold enough for me to worry about keeping warm especially on the longer rides.  These ¾ length bibs from Rapha rule my fall riding universe.  They’re fleecy in the legs and the bib portion comes up nice and high – giving my chest a nice extra bit of coverage.  Excellent for the cold induced asthma!  The jersey rules too…merino wool blend is the bestest for the cool temps in my book.  It keeps you toasty, it wears great and is breathes really well.  Throw on a merino hat, light gloves; windsocks and you’ve got the right gear for comfortable fall riding.

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