Monday, November 17, 2008

If you forget or don't have a windblock vest,

Look for someplace like this:


For the trip to BikeMasters on Saturday for the Cranksgiving celebration(congratulations again to all who participated in that joyous event), I wore a wool baselayer and a wool loose shirt.  Wool keeps you plenty warm while standing still, but seems to have a less tight weave than technical fabrics, so wind cuts through too easy.  My tummy was getting pretty chilly heading into the wind on Saturday.  I found a plastic bag along the Keystone trail and tucked it in between the 2 layers.  

The amount of warmth from doing this simple act was amazing.  Now I see why the pro peloton nabs newspapers from the sidelines before descending from the top of a mountain pass.

So from now on, I will always have a plastic bag with me on any cool weather ride.

10 comments:

Scott Redd said...

Very resourceful. I bet you could find a half-eaten power bar in there, as well. Watch out for syringes! :)

Shim said...

So did you catch this news????

http://www.velonews.com/article/85204/rock-racing-releases--09-roster

bryan said...

shim -- yeah, I saw that. I got screwed again.

Did I miss something else?

johnny said...

Mike,

Was the trash item impaled on something or did you chase it down?

munsoned said...

Johnny, it was barely being held by a bunch of tall grass. The wind was quite strong that day.

It's purdy cool to sorta know someone in the US pro peleton. I might actually have to keep track of how their team does now.

Shim said...

Oh yeah,

"You wear garbage, uh, uh uh,"

Did you take it home wash it and put it in your dresser?

munsoned said...

Nope, it's tucked away in my handlebar bag for easy access when I need it. I've used it almost every ride since Saturday. It's just that cool(warm).

I'm working on a transition to becoming a crotchety old cycling nut who rides a recumbent with 50-some gears.

Matt N said...

Wait, do I see that correctly? Handlebar bag? Mike what is going on with you?

Mark Stursma said...

This is an off subject reply to Shim. Yes, I was excited to see that Papillion native, Alex Boyd, got picked up by Rock Racing. Let's hope his schedule allows him to return to defend his title at the Omaha Cycling Weekend!

Shim said...

Mark, he's not actually a native, he grew up in California and moved to Papio after high school. His mom lives in Papio.