It’s the season…
The days are getting shorter and colder – and wetter. Hello Vancouver Island fall with your frosty mornings, misty and rainy days, and -sometimes- sun-soaked afternoons.
Check your lights. Consider buying daylight running lights. They make you seen all (gloomy) day and night long and increase your safety. It’s the law (in BC) to be visible from 150 meters from dusk til dawn..
Check your brakes and lube your chain. Wet conditions are tougher on any bike. Giving your bike a little bit of extra TLC will pay off. If you don’t know how to maintain your bike – hand it over to professional mechanics and/or attend a Repair Clinic.
Fender up – keeps you dry AND others (happy). Reflective fenders add an extra safety feature to your bike.
Layer up. The more layers you put on the more layers you can take off when temperatures rise during the day. It’s as simple as that. Plus, the more layers the more space between those layers for air to warm up to keep your body warm.
Wear breathable clothing. Sweat and moisture need to be transported away from your body. If waterproof clothing doesn’t have that feature you’ll be just as sweaty-wet as if you’re riding in a cotton shirt with a plastic bag on top.
Wear bright colours so others can see you. Plus, high visible colours brighten up any rainy day (at least a bit). There are enough “bike ninjas” (dressed in black) on the roads already, brighten up the landscape!
Keep on ridin’!
The following selection of clothing is a subjective staff pick – hopefully it’ll prove helpful.
SUGOI ZAP HELMET COVER
ICEBREAKER OASIS BALACLAVA
(wear it as a scarf only to keep your neck warm)
SUGOI FUSION CORE ZIP
SUGOI VERSA EVO JACKET
(turns into a vest)
SUGOI COMMUTER PANT
ICEBREAKER CREW SOCKS
SUGOI ZAP BOOTIE
SUGOI ZAP CYCLING HAT
ICEBREAKER BODYFIT ZONE HALF ZIP
SUGOI ZAP BIKE JACKET
ENDURA GRIDLOCK GILET
SUGOI ZAP KNICKERS
SUGOI ZAP SUBZERO GLOVE
(Items displayed are in stock; colours might not match with items in stock. Subject to availability.)