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Winter Riding

by on December 16, 2013

Winter riding in Maryland is not so tough … it just takes longer to get ready.

Summer Clothing preparation:

  1. Bib shorts
  2. Heart rate monitor
  3. Jersey
  4. Socks
  5. Shoes
  6. Gloves
  7. Helmet

Winter Clothing preparation:

  1. Consult clothing chart based on temperature and precipitation
  2. Bib shorts
  3. Tights (specific pair dependent upon conditions)
  4. Heart rate monitor
  5. Base layer (choice dependent upon conditions)
  6. Jersey
  7. Socks (choice dependent upon conditions)
  8. Shoes (choice dependent upon conditions)
  9. Shoe booties (choice dependent upon conditions)
  10. Chemical warmers (if necessary) [Note: these have to be activated before getting dressed]
  11. Balaclava
  12. Jacket (choice dependent upon conditions)
  13. Wool glove liners (keeps my hands dryer)
  14. Gloves (choice dependent upon conditions)
  15. Helmet

Maybe this is why it takes me longer to get ready in the winter!

Six riders out this morning.  Temperatures were just above freezing.  Some puddles contained “thick” water that made noise as we rode through them.

This ride 21 miles
Malaria Campaign: 4,061 miles
Total Contributed & Pledged: $6,286

 

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