I stopped at the beach on the way home from the office today.
I often stop for water after each lap around the park. It was sunny but windy and, I was cold. I stopped to put on arm and leg warmers. I got to thinking.
I cycle in the city with a small back pack. It is easier and more convenient than a pannier and, the pack always contains the following items:
- Padded cycling gloves
- Sun glasses
- Leg warmers
- Arm warmers
- Cycling cap
These items are small, light and easily packed. I am always prepared for a change of weather. In this part of the world, the mornings are often cool and overcast and, the afternoons sunny, warm and sometimes windy.
When I was a “newbie”, I didn’t own this clothing. I didn’t know they existed. These days, I don’t leave the house without them if I know I will be out more than a few hours.
If you are looking for a gift for a cycling friend or partner, consider giving warmers, gloves, a cap or tinted sunglasses. They make a perfect gift and are items a “newbie” may not purchase for themselves.