Hot and Sandy

Travel writing, pictures and stuff for people I know. Quite a lot of cycling talk, and some semi-controlled ranting. Hiking, outdoor and two-wheeled stuff, perhaps a little computing when it's worth talking about. Meandering thoughts.

Wednesday, June 24

Leathers Ahoy

After a long time of riding in textiles (albeit pretty darn good ones) I
have been 100% leather recently. It's an odd feeling. On the one hand
you're less mobile in the leather and it is less convenient. On the
other hand, the positioning of armour and over-engineering of the suit
fills me with confidence. On fast roads the leather is less draughty
but still pleasantly cool. I think I'll have trouble going back to even
an expensive textile suit for fast road riding from now on. I am so
attached to it, I'm considering removing the armour from my venerable
old Rukka and using it as an over-jacket in winter!


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