Cycling gear I dig

I figured I’d cover my favorite cycling gear since I’m not a pro or anything.

If your not into cycling, feel free to hop on over to my favorite running gear post.

I am no pro when it comes to cycling.  I mean I like it and all, but running will always have my heart.  I enjoy riding to cross training & race, but I am not fast.  So taking into consideration I’m a cycling amature, here’s my favorite gear.

I wear Specialized Spirita clipless shoes.

2012-11-10 13.46.18

They are low on the ankle & very comfortable.  I especially like the “vents” on the bottom for warm weather rides.  I think these might be ancient like Mike (had to honey) because I couldn’t find them online.  But if you want to be cool like me, and happen to find them I’d go up half a size.

dsc03759

2012-11-10 13.46.39

My go to padded shorts are hands down the Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool shorts.  I think the padding is a little on the thick side, which is a good thing because this baby don’t got back.

I go up a size to roll them down to my hips like I do with the Nike capri’s.  And because I’m a cheap butt, I layer my Nike capri’s under these for cool weather rides.

10-6393-BLW-FASHION

Rockin’ them at the Mermaid Duathlon last month.

IMG_0211

My Lululemon purple/black polka dot cycling tank.  I found this at the Gilroy Outlet and LOVE it!  The fit is very flattering and very comfortable to run in with 3 deep pockets in the back.

I wear Seirus Innovation soft shell lite gloves in the winter.  They are wind & waterproof, which is a must here because it can get pretty windy during cooler months.  I usually don’t ride in the rain, but it’s nice to have just in case.

I also wear Pearl Izumi Pro pittards gel gloves for summer rides.  <- I LOVE these!  I have tiny, child size hands and are nice & snug and the gel is pretty comfy on a long ride.  Plus the mesh on the outside is thin & breathable.

2012-11-10 13.44.41

I also have these Pearl Izumi sun sleeve arm warmers, but I’ve never used them.  I like the idea of not having to layer when it’s cool in the morning and expected to warm up.  Maybe I’ll give them a try soon.

2012-11-10 13.44.48

Something totally random, but this is my new current favorite ecard.

144959681727199157_R9JEUh9s_c

If you ride, what is your favorite piece of gear?

What is your longest distance ride?

56.78 miles in the California Classic.  I had a great time, but do not see myself doing anything close to that in the future.

Don’t care about cycling, what are you making for dinner?

I’m making what I call white girl chili verde.  You take a pork roast, cilantro, a jar of chili verde sauce from Target in the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.  Cook it outside so your house doesn’t smell like food after dinner.  Yes, it’s sad I am that anal.

Only I could give you a recipe and put the word anal in it.  Sorry, I’m not sorry.

logov4

3 Comments on “Cycling gear I dig

  1. Is there really a Lulu outlet in Gilroy?!! I’m up in Sacramento but would totally drive down for that!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *