Last modified: October 25, 2012

Tall Wool Socks To The Rescue

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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. 

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

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

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in process

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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.

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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

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.

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