|ExOfficio's Soft Lace Bikini & Thong - something between you & your chamois!|
|Sport -Wash products by Atsko|
Now that you are stoked for the cycling season, (o.k. at least I am), this is a good time to refresh or replace if needed your riding kit. Most cycle tops and especially the chamois lined bottoms can hold odors and bacteria even after being washed several times. The solution? When you start sorting through your clothes this spring, throw everything into a wash basin and add a cap full of Sport -Wash. Sport -Wash can be found in the Hunting and Camping Section of many stores such as Walmart and does a fantastic job of restoring permeability and removing smells. You should also try their Shampoo & Body Wash. It gently removes odors from your hair and skin and will keep you smelling quite pristine even after a long day on the road.
|GORE BIKE WEAR Ozone Lady Tights|
Once you've given your riding tights a thorough cleaning, you can prolong its freshness with a pair of ExOfficio's Give-n-Go collection underwear. These new lace panties are oh so light but specially made to dry quickly and repel odors. The lace says "Hey I'm still a woman" and looks especially nice drying in the sunshine! Now I know some hard core cyclists opt for wearing nothing under their chamois but unless you want to constantly wash your tights, this is a much better idea. It also makes me think of one unfortunate Italian cyclist who crashed during the Tour de France a few years ago. He was "au naturale" too but when his tights ripped, everybody knew his secret!
Of course the main thing is to be comfortable in the saddle. I've had cycling bottoms that we too big or had a very thick bulky chamois. One was so bad that it kept getting stuck on the seat when I remounted after a light change. You don't need distractions like that. Better to be a little snug than too big. Also look for other comfort features in your cycling shorts like flat-lock seams and no-roll, wide waistbands.
You should have at least two pairs of riding tights, (one to wash, one to wear) and one jacket and two cycle jerseys to start off with. If you wash them by hand, they will last for years of heavy use. A very smart way to protect your investment!
- WINDSTOPPER® Soft Shell
- Detachable raglan sleeves
- Pre-shaped elbows
- Additional short sleeves
- Elastic sleeve cuffs
- Full length zip with semi-lock slider
- 3-compartment patch pockets on back
- Reflective piping on back and sleeves
|Terry Bicycles "Symmetry" Woman Specific Road Bicycle|