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What To Wear

Clothing Guide

When the leaves begin to fall many cyclists are left with a choice, do I bundle up and try and hit that 20 mile loop, or throw the rear wheel on the trainer, throw some earbuds in and pretend you're carving that descent. For those of you who do not like to remain static, this readup from Bicycling magazine with a few Eastern Shore tips

  • 65+ degrees: Short sleeved jersey; shorts; shortfinger gloves; ankle socks

  • 60-65 degrees: Add arm warmers; full finger gloves

  • 55-60 degrees: Add knee warmers or knickers; thicker socks (a layer you can shed)

  • 50-55 degrees: Go for the full leg warmers; add a vest outerlayer

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  • 45-50 degrees: Opt for thicker gloves; long sleeved jersey; add toe covers; sock layer and ear warmers perhaps

  • From here and below bring rain gear; forty degrees and drizzle will freeze you faster than twenty degrees with snow 

  • 40-45 degrees:Swap in compression tights; matching baselayer; thin hat

  • 35-40 degrees: Swap in shoe covers or winter shoes; thick hat and/or balaclava

  • 30-35 degrees: Heavier tights; lobster gloves or mittens

  • 25-30 degrees: Add a second long sleeved jersey; midlayer sock

  • 25 and below: Add baselayer shorts/knee warmers under tights

  • Be Creative! a general rule to follow is a compression baselayer, a cotton or fleece mid layer with a windproof outer layer. A combination of this guide and your own personal trial and error can ensure the most comfortable ride no matter what the season.