Don’t let the colder weather stop you

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Fall is in full swing and the temperatures are dropping quickly but don’t let it keep you from getting your bike rides in. With a few key items you can keep ridding; here are a few of our favorites.

fall ridding essentials

1. Lights, even if you are ridding during the day it is a good idea to have some bike lights blinking to help make you more visible, especially in our resent fog.

2. Fenders are well know but by adding some Rainy Day Biking reflective mud flaps to your fenders provide highway grade reflectivity on a full coverage mud flap, both front and rear; to help keep your feet and your friends behind you dry.

3. Castelli Nano Flex knee, arm, or leg warmers are not technically “waterproof,” Castelli’s Nanoflex fabric offers incredible resistance to wet conditions. And even though the rain rolls right off, the Nanoflex Arm Warmers still maintain great stretch, warmth and breathability.

4. The Castelli Diluvio shoecover has been a best seller for some time because it does exactly what it’s supposed to do— protect your feet—without much fuss. Fits both road and mountain bike shoes.

5. Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Barrier WxB Glove  is great for a rainy commute, ride, or race, the waterproof P.R.O. Barrier WxB Glove will keep your hands warm and dry, while not being to bulky or hot.

6. Skratch Hot Apples and Cinnamon drink mix and Powerbar performance energy blends are great ways to stay fueled with real food, with lots of electrolytes. Also on cold dry days grab a set of toe warmers to keep you extra toasty so you can keep ridding all day.

7. Castelli Leggero jacket is an extremely lightweight and packable layer. When you need protection from wind, cold, or rain, the best jacket is the one you have with you. It is windproof, water repellent, and breathable, and keeps your core warm when you need it most. And comes in both men and women’s cuts so it fits close to body without binding.