Goodbye Sun – Hello Arctic North

8 11 2011

While NOT QUITE at the conditions above !

It’s official – The Sun has set on yet another year of cycling, for this weekend I put away all my team kit and got out the thermals.

On Monday morning, boy was I glad I did. my Garmin said it was -0.3, I was dressed in:

Oxford “Chill-out” thermal base layer pants (With Lycra pants over)

My Thermal Astana Top

but the REAL gem I have discovered, is my merino wool base layer top, talk about keeping me toasty warm !!!

Last year, I was wearing upto 6 layers as I was THAT cold, while the temp last year did drop to Minus 15, I don’t feel that I’m gonna need so many this year due to my good quality base layers !

During long, hard, hot , summer training rides, I tend not to perspire much, check out what my merino base layer did in 9 miles at -0.3

The great thing being it “Wicked” away that sweat from me, leaving me  feeling warm, fresh and dry.

At £14.99 my base layer is cheaper than wearing 6 layers :0)

So for all of those who have heard about, but not tried merino wool , I say this, “Just Do IT”

Road Signs

During discussion with a colleague at work, it was decided, that there are a HUGE number of road signs on our roads currently , many redundant too, here is a comedy take on some of them.

Movember Update:

First off, Cancer, its a bitch and one day, this bitch is gonna get whats owed to it, having now discovered that not one but TWO family members are suffering with it, today I wake up to the news that ‘Smokin Joe Frazier has passed away after suffering from Liver Cancer !

So Fck you Cancer, Gaz and his army are coming for you !….Starting with making my face look  nice and stupid for Movember !


Be the first to sponsor me and I’ll give you a personal mention in the next blog post I write….now there’s a deal !


Sky Ride , a campaign to get one million more people onto their bikes by 2013




5 responses

8 11 2011
Toby Field (@FatCycleRider)

For riding in the cold I’ve found that using my Campri long sleeve thermal base layer with a waterproof cycling jacket that doesn’t breathe does the trick. The base layer wicks away moisture from your body keeping you dry and the jacket doesn’t allow heat to escape so it keeps you warm. Not perfect for some but it does the job for me without the need for extra layers.

8 11 2011

Here’s to a warm and dry winter mate

8 11 2011
Peter Martin

Nice tache lad 😉

8 11 2011

Cheers dude

8 11 2011
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