Oh Lordy. Looking out of the window, you could be forgiven for thinking winter is here. It’s grey. It’s dark. And by the looks of things, it’s cold and windy.
Taking that into consideration, out I went – for the first time – in my thermal bib tights, long sleeve base layer, jersey, and even with my jacket stashed neatly (OK, not that neatly) in my back pocket.
What a mistake.
It was 18c. And I was absolutely roasting.
So, positives: looks like the thermal bib tights are going to do a better job than my old / existing pair, when it actually does get cold. They did a great job of keeping the wind off me, and it was fairly windy. The chamois isn’t as good as my other Mavic bib shorts though, and as far as I was aware, this was essentially that pair with longer legs? Maybe a bit of ‘bedding in’ is required.
Also on the positive side, whilst I was absolutely baking, I did manage to put in a decent, albeit short performance today. A decent calorie burn in a short time frame, and several PR’s along the way.
The downsides today were that the ride was too short. This was all due to feeling like I was overheating. I’ve not sweated that much outdoors in ages. It was like an indoor session.
Also, as seems to be increasingly the case, I had a car pull out on me as I was tanking along. Sucks.
I’ve had a bunch of new cycling gear arrive and have some more still to come. Unfortunately the new shoes I’ve ordered were not to my taste, so they have to go back. Once I’ve got all my new kit together I will be sure to get some photos and upload them. Stay tuned. How exciting. 🙄