My cycling wardrobe has been heavily influenced by the climate of the North East of Scotland.
To date any outfits have started with a base layer, a long-sleeved, tight fitting “second skin” that provides a last line of defence against anything the elements can throw at me. I have then added layers for warmth and protection. Usually many layers. I’m used to cycling in chilly conditions!
This has created a dilemma for me as I set out on the Euro City Cycle:
Before heading out today I need to make a two day wardrobe decision; what to wear over the next 48 hours. An overnight ferry journey will restrict me to a small overnight bag that I need to pack now (well almost).
To complicate matters, the weather forecast is decidedly mixed. However, it’s almost guaranteed to be warmer than I’m used to.
Rule #21 states “Cold weather gear is for cold weather.”
I clearly therefore need to dress (and pack) relatively lightly however I recognise I need to be comfortable (and take care of myself!).
The upside is that I may realise my dream to cycle in short sleeves.
which I’ve spent way too long thinking about (and boring others with) so I’m going to take a punt… please pray for good weather!