The alarm is sounding, are 8 in the morning, look out the window and watch making out a cold stripping, no get up from the bed looking for mobile and open the application all rider available in your smart phone, which is none other than any that will allow to check the time, view the screen and see the temperature It is so low that cools you blow nose, so you give you half a turn and again you arropas you on the bed.
This situation sounds you? Does that feeling of feeling like riding your bike, but have no desire to spend or pinch cold? As for that it is this entry, so you can cycling 365 days a year without that be afraid these months which bring us more frigid temperatures of the year.
To put on warmer clothes as described in suitable garment we will follow the same theory that in mountain, in other words, the theory of the three layers, but I have to say that cycling is a sport a bit particular, since in the undercarriage we will not carry nothing more than our culotte. This is because we support much cooler in the part superior of the body, as our sport is to constantly give pedals we are also able to generate much more heat than in the trunk, so we started.
Primer: the principle of this layer is to remain dry, so these items should be breathable and non-absorbent. It is very important to keep this garment dry, since if it is soaked in sweat (as with cotton garments) it will cool to giving us the feeling of cold so uncomfortable. There are different types of thermal shirts, which are used as a first coat, depending on the temperature of the place where to practice cycling, since it is not the same practice in beach areas, where the climate is much more benevolent, in mountain areas, and it is not the same practise mountain biking to road cycling. It is also very important that this first layer is tight, but without that it becomes annoying.
Second layer: this coat is actually going to hold our body heat, they must also be breathable, and belonging dry as much as possible. At this point we will use a long sleeve Jersey, obviously. This garment should also be adjusted, although they are no longer important as in the first layer, but for convenience it is recommended.
Third layer: it is the layer that is in contact with the weather, so it is in charge of isolating us weather conditions existing, i.e. it has to protect us from the wind, rain and low temperatures. For this purpose we use a jacket that is waterproof, but it is breathable at the same time, this is achieved with a type of tissue called the membrane, in our products you can distinguish those who have integrated this membrane by a label which includes our NOVADRYtechnology. The membrane is a tissue that prevents from water and wind, while it promotes evacuation of sweat. As in thermal t-shirts, jackets are also divided according to the outside temperature to which practice cycling and the type of discipline, since depending on these two premises I would like us to use a thicker than other jackets.
So in short, to be completely dry, warm and isolated we must follow this theory, remember, thermal, Jersey and jacket. This is the theory, all this need to adapt it according to our needs, since there are situations or places where it is not necessary to use all three layers. I would say you that thermal shirt is essential, while the other if we want to eliminate a layer, we can delete or Jersey or jacket, depending on weather conditions. To give you an example, in my city makes cold days a year, so I normally ride with thermal and a maillot. When the cold tightens thermal and jacket, there are only a couple of days a year in which it is necessary to use all three layers. This also depends on what hot that is the individual, in my case, very hot.
As I said, we have discussed only the upper part of the body, but there are also, of course, winter gloves for different temperatures, panties for neck, multifunction scarves and balaclavas. It is equally important to maintain hot chest as the hands and face, because if not we have these parts, although they are very resistant to cold, cracks or typical Burns will show us cold.
or the feet, exactly the same, it is important to keep them properly to avoid suffering cold, so we need some socks that don’t trick but able to stay dry, i.e., to evacuate sweat, since if she is soaked also will we they cool quickly by having them wet. For this purpose we have socks of different thicknesses and even with membrane so that they have the same function as jackets.
Finally, there are sleeves, knee and legs when the temperatures are cool, but are not so low as to use long cullotes or sleeve long. With these we can warm ourselves at the beginning of route and remove them as they are rising temperatures throughout the day. Equally important in those dates is the use of a good windbreaker, mostly downhill, for not cold chest.
Thus far entry this week, hope you like and you have served. I leave that I’ll get my gloves, which made me the fingers as icebergs of typing. A greeting to all.