Friday, April 22, 2011
Bike Commute 41: The Holey Sweater
The holey sweater is my insulating layer for winter bike riding. It is made of very soft wool. Any time the temperature falls below 45 degrees, I break out the holey sweater. I rode home today in the rain on a 40 something degree day into a headwind. I was completely comfortable the entire way.
I don't much care that this sweater has holes in it. It's normally worn under my rainproof Marmot Precip jacket so nobody sees it. I'll keep wearing it until it falls apart.
Before you think about springing for that nice merino wool sweater for your cold-weather biking, ride to a thrift shop and buy a holey sweater. Spend the money you save on hot cocoa.