Summer X-Training Tips
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PHOTO: Terry Symmetry Road Bicycle, Terry Tourista Cycling top and Bohemian Flare Skort. Cycling Glasses, (Rydon Sport) and Helmet by Rudy Project. Summer X-Training can be a blast with the right gear and clothing!
The main things you'll need for summer X-Training is an ample supply of cold water and well vented clothing. Notice in the photo above, I have a stainless steel water bottle in the cage. I fill my bottles with half crushed ice chips and half cold water. This way when I stop for a drink the water is still very cold. Perfect for short trips and errands.
Longer trips enlist the help of Elite's thermal / insulated water bottles. These are made in Italy and classified as High Thermic. They will keep your liquids cold for twice as long as uninsulated bottles. So the choice is yours depending on how long you plan to be out.
Photo: Elite's Nanogelite Thermal Squeezable Water Bottles are insulated with Nanogel aerogel technology which keeps liquids colder longer.
Features: 74mm diameter 17 oz capacity. Squeezable bottle Insulated with Nanogel aerogel technology fits easily inside most bicycle water bottle cages.
Don't leave home without an ample cool water supply! Water that has become too warm from the heat and sun can cause nausea and vomiting. Not something you'll want to have on the road.
While tighter clothing may be more aerodynamic for cycling and running, they might also not allow as much air flow to the skin as one would like. This includes cycling and inline skating helmets. The more ventillation the better, really.
PHOTO: Terry's NEW Tourista Cyling Top also works great for jogging, hiking and inline skating.
This is the top I am wearing in the photo above and is my favorite all around X-Training cover! It has three open pockets in the back but is fully cut so that you won't need to wear a strapless bra.
It is aerodynamic but still allows enough air to reach your skin so that you stay cool and dry. I've worn it on very hot days and it was a life saver as I tend to perspire more in the chest area. Made in the USA from Terry Precision Cycling!
PHOTO: NEW Terry's Bohemian Flare Skort with Cycling Chamois.
Paired with the Tourista Cycling top, this is my go everywhere skort. It comes with Terry's sheer flexible liner which is much cooler than the solid spandex ones. The skort has a great flare and side slits for even more freedom of movement. On or off the bike, this skort is ready for action... cool and wrinkle proof!
Visit Terry Precision Cycling online for their 2010 women specific bicycles and cycle-sportswear.
Eyewear to Go
RudyProject Technically Cool Eyewear. Mine have a little secret. Not only are they state of the art cycling glasses but they also hold my prescription eyeglasses so I can leave my contacts at home!
Look closely and you'll see the insert behind the exchangable lenses. Want a different look? Change the lightweight polycarbonate lenses to any number of available colors such as Racing Red. I've worn these lightweight glasses for touring and mountain bike races. They look great and protect your eyes from sun, wind and road debris. Made in Italy from Rudy Project
Keep a Cool Head
Rudy Project further seals the deal with their new Sterling, 18 vent cycling helmet. Comes with a removable insect shield. Perhaps their most advanced cycling helmet to date you'll see it on some of the coolest heads in the Tour De France this summer!
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