Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Bar Mitts review

New Bar Mitts in a size XL to replace the small size. The small size was constricting and compressed the insulating qualities of the pogie, while making it difficult to shift or apply the brakes. I used the XL for my commute this morning at 7 degrees into the SW wind for half the trip. I used my Pearl Izumi lobster gloves and my right index and middle fingers were numbing cold. The positive effect of the XL is plenty of room to maneuver my hands and pull out quickly if needed.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

3121 miles for 2014

A great year of cycling. Started using Strava to keep track of my miles and other things. Sold the Madone late in 2013, so I went 2014 without a road bike. Sold my black Trek commuter this fall. I am replacing my 2012 Superfly with a 2015 Superfly 9.8 X1, which will arrive late winter or early spring.