I'm lucky enough to live opposite a park and each morning I get
an eyeful of nature and its rich tapestry of colours before leaving
for my cycle to work.
About a fortnight ago I noticed the leaves have started falling and
changing colour, along with the sharp dropping of the temperature,
thus I thought it time to write about a few Assos products with
layering in mind, its inherent complexities and how I find Assos
make it so easy to get right.
I've given myself a rather daunting task in covering layering as
it's a very personal thing and therefore is difficult to actually
write about, there are a million options, however I ask the reader
to understand that I'm writing about a small section of this, which
only applies to Assos and their ALS system.
The changing seasons bring difficulty to your morning cycle
clothing ritual due, in no small part, to the fluctuating weather
and daily temperature. I check the weather every morning before
leaving, this gives me a good idea of how I should dress, however
too truly "get it" you must first make mistakes and listen to your
body, do what it tells you.
The core of Spring/Autumn gear is versatility, your gear must be
light in weight (to easily stow), breathable, and have minimal yet
Regulation of your body temperature is vital. Breathability =
regulation. People mostly don't know how it feels to be the perfect
temperature, no cold extremities, no hot prickly patches, you
shouldn't feel either of these things.
People in the UK dress like it's 25 degrees constantly, I see
people commuting in shorts and T-shirts when it's sub 10 degrees,
you think you're warm "I warm up when I cycle" No you don't! Trust
Below is a list of three products I feel will change the way you
ride this season.
It's easy for you to go to the Assos website and read their
description of the product, so please go ahead, however I'm going to talk about how
it is, and why they're useful.
For years I've had a gap in my wardrobe, I've had knee & leg
warmers, but always found wearing summer shorts with them…a touch
redundant. Getting these out of their box, it's obvious I'll never
have this gap ever again.