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Friday, June 16, 2006

Morning attire

The temperature was close to a summer riding temperature as I left the house this morning, but it wasn't quite there. The general rule of thumb is to keep your knees covered (when cycling, that is) if the temperature is below 65 degrees. It was in the 50s when I left home this morning, so my biking attire was supplemented by knee warmers and a wind jacket. After about 20 minutes, the jacket was too much, so I stashed it in my pannier. The knee warmers stayed though.

I saw two other early morning cyclists along my route, and I find it interesting that each of us had very different ways of dealing with the cool but warming morning temperatures. I was wearing shorts, knee warmers, and a sleeveless jersey. Another cyclist was wearing a sleeveless tri suit (so shorts, with bare knees) along with arm warmers. That meant he had a gap of bare skin between his shoulder and the middle of his upper arms. And then there was the woman in shorts, a short-sleeved jersey, and arm warmers. Funny that we all found very different solutions to the cool morning. Whatever works...

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