Do you feel it? The drop in temperature and chill in the air signal that winter is certainly coming, and not only in a fantasy-drama “Game of Thrones” sort of way. But take heart – the coldest months aren’t quite here yet and that means there is still time to ride this fall before being forced to deal with the cold, or moving indoors to the trainer.
Plan for it, expect it, embrace it!
With bike riding part of who you are, fall weather just means putting a little more thought into what to wear. These cooler temperatures mean it’s time to layer up before heading out on the bike and to take a more cautious approach to what you wear, as sudden changes in weather throughout the day are sure to happen. Plan for it, expect it, embrace it!
Let’s start with a baselayer – we have plenty of terrific choices, whether you feel most comfortable in a Seamless Long Sleeve or one of the Windblock layers with a protective panel in the front, these fabrics promote thermo regulation and as well as better protection with the higher collars. You can even choose the Merino model, a tried and true fabric for cycling. Wear one of these layers next to the skin for comfort and warmth.
We take pride in the design of our clothing, integrating ideas, comments and testing from our KATUSHA ALPECIN riders, like Austrian Marco Haller, who insists on making a fashion statement both on and off the bike.
Need a little more protection for your early morning ride? It’s easy to add arm and leg warmers before you head out. We offer Seamless Warmers with merino wool to provide you with maximum comfort. We take pride in the design of our clothing, integrating ideas, comments and testing from our KATUSHA ALPECIN riders, like Austrian Marco Haller, who insists on making a fashion statement both on and off the bike. The flex knit around the knees and the 3D structure for more insulation on the thighs are just some of the features that make these warmers essential pieces of your riding gear. The silicone band at the top keep the warmers in place and with your safety in mind on the shorter days, the reflective branding on the back of the arm warmers helps ensure that you’re well-seen as you ride home after dark.
Layer up over your first layer with your cycling jersey and start the ride with a good Wind Jacket. If the day ends up being sunny and warm, or you turn into an over-achiever logging in many more kilometers than you originally intended, the jacket can come off and be tucked away in your jersey pocket for the ride home, along with your warmers. Don’t forget to leave room in your pocket for your camera to capture wild colors in the changing leaves or a vibrant sunset that inspires all at the end of the day. And a some money for a hot coffee to warm you up from the inside out.
Baselayers, arm and leg warmers and being prepared with the best gear before riding out on an Autumn day help ensure that your days on the bike are still happening, despite the shorter daylight hours and the distinct chill in the air. Giving up time on the bike isn’t in our DNA, so it’s time to layer up and keep pushing the pedals. If you suddenly encounter unseasonably warm weather while on your ride, roll those warmers down and bask in the sunshine, soaking it all in with the vision of spring just around the corner.
Giving up time on the bike isn’t in our DNA