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in: AliC; AliC > 2016-07-06

Jul 6, 2016 7:44 PM # 
What arm warmers are you using? I may need to replace mine, I think I lost one over the weekend...
Jul 6, 2016 8:46 PM # 
Do you carry extra tubes or a pump when you go for these longer expeditions?
Jul 6, 2016 9:18 PM # 
Reverse the arm warmer so the narrow bit is up if sliding becomes a prob.
Jul 7, 2016 4:05 AM # 
They're Castelli and can speak to their fuzzy warmness. Got from Sierra Tradingpost... Yes on extra tube, no on pump, which sounds silly, but either I'd find another cyclist with a pump or call Tom to come pick me up if I flatted... will have one for the Deathride though. And thanks for the idea walk - may keep them usable longer if they loosen!
Jul 7, 2016 4:12 AM # 
ooh, love the Castelli leg warmers with fuzzy lining. And they're a Portland company! (well, the US branch that is)
Jul 7, 2016 4:21 AM # 
Oh really? Didn't know that!
Jul 7, 2016 5:25 PM # 
You can get CO2 cartridges - small, light, and they are great for getting road bike level pressures when you flat.
Jul 7, 2016 7:35 PM # 
@iansmith Longer expeditions? two hours is short ride by NW cycling standards :)
+1 for the CO2 cartridges for emergencies and races.
Jul 8, 2016 6:03 AM # 
Yeah, suppose that's a good idea!
Jul 11, 2016 2:02 PM # 
I have used the lightweight arm covers for sun protection a few times. The first time I took a pair to Europe they didn't have my size, so I borrowed a pair from my friend Doug, who is a bit beefier than I am. Let's say I had good forearm protection.
Jul 12, 2016 1:21 AM # 
Yup, could have used some sun protection -- most entertaining were the little specks of sunburn from under my Garmin watch strap, where it had holes. Otherwise, got most spots sunblocked, reapplied twice!

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