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Fall is a fantastic time for a brisk walk or ride out in the cooler temps. Be sure to layer your clothing so that as the day, (and you), warm up, you can adapt to the changes. One of my favorite picks for jogging or cycling is this full zippered 100% cotton hoodie.
Go-Lite Women's Thermal Zip Cycling Jersey Good for 50+ Degrees
Usually for a short ride or run, my favorite zippered cotton hoodie as shown above would be fine. However when I need more "technical support", my Go-Lite Thermal Zip Cycling Jersey is the way to go.
Warm alone or layered up, the GoLite Vermillion Thermal Zip Top for Women is the ideal active cool weather piece. Built with moisture wicking Minerale™ fabric, the Vermillion features a 1/4 length front zip, rear stash pocket and a super plush, soft fleece interior. The pink is a high visibility factor when riding, not just a fashion statement.
Make a Fresh Start this Fall!
Give your cool weather cycling clothes a fresh start for the fall! You old, coolweather cycling kit may just need a thorough cleaning to be roadworthy again.
TIP: Wash your cycling tops and bottoms in Sport Wash to restore them to their former glory. Sport Wash leaves no scent or soapy residue and is perfect for removing odors from polyesther, synthetics and natural fabric blends.
Transitional Pieces - Start at the Bottom
As the weather gets cooler, you can extend your jopgging / cycling season by investing in the right clothing. If you insist on wearing your Lycra shorts into the season, you can purchase leg warmers or wear thin tights underneath. Keep in mind that multiple layers on the bottom can be uncomfortable and chaft when walking or pedaling. It is best to invest in just the right amount of bottom coverage for the season.
Terry Scooter Capris: Best for 65+ Degrees
These are perhaps my favorite because they come with a removable Terry Flex Chamois liner which is made of a cooler sheer mesh material. They are loose around the legs and allow you to store necessities in the pouch pockets. Keep in mind that the "baggy" design is not the most efficient in the wind but these look great on and off the bike. Ditch the removable chamois and they are your new walking capris. Perfect for a quick or long commute when you don't want to look as if you arrived by bicycle!
Terry Precision Cycling
Terry Bella Knicker - Best for 55+ Degrees
These Bella Knickers come down pretty far to cover most of your calves. They are not lined but come with a built in chamois which is very light and fexible. These are the traditional Lycra style cycling pants but with up to date accents such as the reflective bars on the bottom. The wider waistband is very comfortable and stays put while riding. These are very fited to cut through the wind while offering just the right amount of coverage for slightly cooler weather.
Pearl Izumi Women's ELITE Thermal Cycling Tight - 45+ Degrees
These are the ultimate weather-beaters! Design
ed for comfort and full coverage, these tights will take you pretty far into the season until it snows! These have great moisture transfer and the lining is VERY soft. A wide waistband and 8 panel construction means these tights move with you on the bike.
The W's ELITE Thermal Cycling Tight offers great cold weather protection with a soft and comfortable brushed interior combined with the comfort of Pearl Izumi's Women's ELITE 3D Chamois® Pearl IzumiGet in on the X-Training BLOG's Polar Bottle - Eat Clean Diet Cookbook Give-Away! Hurry!!! Deadline for entry is MIDNIGHT October 24th, 2010!