The Bridgestone Knickerbocker Hombre:
- Cap – Walz Organic Cotton
- Jacket – Sombrio Wingman. Stuffs into it’s own pocket, pit vents & large hood
- Shirt – Thick cotton, made by the Gap, purchased at a used clothing store
- Undershirt – Sugoi merino base layer (don’t buy one, this one sucks.)
- Knickers – Ibex commuter wool. Love it, warm & comfy & has been holding up extremely well. Go buy one now & rejoice.
- Gloves – Knog “Moose Knuckle” winter glove. Leather palms, padded & large terry-cloth sections on thumbs ( left hand for snot, right hand for sweat, don’t mix ‘em up, trust me I know.)
- Socks – Point6 Merino Wool. Slightly thicker for winter, thin low cuff ones in the summer. Nice & toasty with no funk.
- Shoes – Timberland, reg. street shoes, nothing fancy.
Small Wheels Big Smile:
- Cap – Walz cotton
- Vest – Gore Bike Wear. Windstopper front w/ mesh back panel. One of the best clothing purchases I’ve ever made. Inconspicuous & rolls up very small. Two front zip pockets.
- Sweater – Chrome Cobra Merino ( I like wool, can you tell?)
- Jersey – Adidas polo type. Crazy soft, wicks well & looks pretty dashing.
- Knickers – Ibex, what can I say? I wear these everywhere.
- Socks – Point6
- Shoes – Tsubo Tacoma, reg. street shoes, no cleat bolts (for clipped riding I use either my Specialized TR Elites , Diadora Cayman ( which are well over 10 years old & still going strong), & for mtn. riding on a pair of Shimano AM50s.
Unrelated music video…
- Cap – Walz cotton
- Jacket – Sombrio Habitat
- Shirt – Billabong Slim fit, cotton
- Knickers – Swrve Mid-weight , wind & water resistant, cotton.
- Gloves – Knog again
- Socks – Still more wool
- Shoes – Timbers again
- Beard – All natural
Another audio intermission…
“As you can no doubt see, I don’t subscribe to the “pylon” school of cycling dress. Being seen is important and I take measures to ensure a prudent amount of visibility is established. There gets to be a point of redundancy, I believe, where any more puke yellow/green & reflective strips no longer offers proportionate security. Like most I’m a little vain and take pride/satisfaction in my appearance.
Ultimately it’s the ride/destination that determines what I’ll be wearing. If it’s for errands or social calls then I’ll be wearing more incognito type clothing. Weather is the other major decider, I don’t like to be a rain blasted, shivering mass when I finally arrive or a fountain of sweat. My internal furnace tends to run pretty warm so I have to factor that in on longer rides, layers/pieces that are easily adjusted are best to regulate temperature. How the items function can have a great impact on your ability to control your comfort when riding/hiking, snowboarding etc. Is there provisions for ventilation, water resistant & breathable vs. water proof & not breathable, material construction, type of seams/stitching, etc. It can be a fine balance between just right, Franklin-esque frozen, or jungle rot funkiness. Everyone needs to figure this for themselves and it can take a while to get sorted.”