MPLS Skyline
MENU

Tall Wool Socks To The Rescue

IMG_1979
Yesterday evening was a cold rainy fall day here in Minneapolis.  On the ride home I was wearing what I rode to work in: a long sleeve wool jersey, cut off Dickies knickers, a wind jacket, and medium wool socks.  Only a half mile in, the exposed skin on my legs started stinging and bumming me out something fierce. 

Then I remembered why I carry around my giant purse (Captain Phil) , because that's where all my stuff is.  Recently I switched over to my cool weather contents, and now carry leg and arm warmers, ear protection, wool army surplus gloves, a headlamp, and a pair of our Tall Wool Socks

Well, lickety split I was off the path and into my bag. 

before
IMG_1983

IMG_1987
Because there was no dry ground, I used the flap of my backpack to change on.

IMG_1989
The All-City Tall Wool socks, cause they're wool, they'll keep you warm even when wet.

IMG_1991
in process

IMG_1995

IMG_1996
And presto, no more exposed skin, no more shivering shins. 

These were life savers yesterday.  I use them for commuting, and also think they look pretty spiffy with my kit for cross season. 

Get some.

Comments
Guest

Phil McCrackin

October 25, 2012

But you had leg warmers in your bag.  Why not just put those on?

Jeff

October 25, 2012

Then I would have had to mess around with taking down my pants to pull them up, and I didn’t want to be showing ass in a rain storm

Guest

Naughtius Maximus

October 26, 2012

Thanks, trying to put together some cold weather riding gear without looking like I’m wearing a wonder boy costume. That Dickies link and the long wool sox is godamn useful, practical info. Thx.

Leave a comment







Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?
* Get your picture next to your comment with a Gravatar Account.

Recent Posts

One of a Kind Katakana Caps

In prepping for our upcoming trip to Japan we knew we wanted to do some sort of special gift for our friends and dealers, so we hit up one of our sponsored riders, Koshi, to help guide Saisha in creating a unique cap that would both be generally awesome, as well as pay honor and respects to the Japanese culture.
Read More

Japan Tour 2016!

Coming up in only a few weeks we are headed back to Japan to visit dealers, do a party in Tokyo (several local DJ's and our own Sir Jeffrey G. The Archduke of Dance will be spinning) and attend the Bikelore festival.
Read More

New MSRP on Macho Disc & Nature Boy Disc

We've got big news for those of you who have had your eye on one of our cross beauties. The Nature Boy Disc and Macho Disc remaining inventory now has a super sweet new MSRP with $200 off the completes and $100 off the framesets.
Read More

Archive