What not to wear . . . . . . .

Pack light.  Be flexible.  Be safe!QUESTION

What do you wear the morning of the ride when you’re going to need to peel off layers? Just wear things you’re ok to ditch?

ANSWER

All riders will hopefully receive a standard biker jersey… This H2B logo jersey will (hopefully) have three stretchy pockets. (Money, keys, cell-in-Baggie, sunblock & a protein gob) If it’s cool and wet, we recommend you wear a lightweight long sleeve layer.  Perhaps depending on the fabric, you can stow it in one of these pockets later, or tie it around your waist or the top tube …. Another trick is get one of those lightweight string backpacks (like Fenway Health & City Sports hand out at Boston PRIDE).  It’ll fold into one of your three tiny back pockets. Then you can commandeer it for use later.  Yes, the last resort is to wear a bottom layer or old cheap rain jacket and toss it when the time comes… We hate to waste apparel here at Team Kiki, however.

See you there!

5 Responses to What not to wear . . . . . . .

  1. Adam Solomon September 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I love my Voler arm & knee warmers. They turn the shorts & jersey into long sleeved/long pants wear. Throw in a wind vest and I’m good for the cool temps at the start. Peel ’em off as the day warms and stow them in the jersey pockets. They’re also good for making riding in the rain a little more comfortable.

    http://voler.com/browse/collections/details/li/CyclingWarmers

    –Adam

  2. Team Kiki September 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    PERFECT!! thank you, Adam =0)

  3. Timothy Rosa September 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Like Adam, I’m a HUGE FAN of arm warmers and leg warmers. They roll up and can be stowed easily. A lightweight cycling vest is good too, if you have one. I personally shy away from jackets because they’re too bulky and can’t be stowed as easily in a bike jersey.

  4. Karen Kelly September 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Thank you everyone! This is very helpful! -Karen (the beginner asking questions of Team Kiki)

  5. Tim #TFITZ Fitzgerald September 19, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    And…. Karen Kelly & Tim Rosa both knew just what to wear at last night’s Fenway event honoring State Street Bank as the Michael Tye Award recipient!

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