Monday, 7 January 2013


My Buddy Tim gave me this kit suggestion list which he uses to help him decide on how many layers to use etc based on weather

My Clothing

Orange Mountain Bike socks x 2
Lidl cycling socks x 3 (dont snigger they are rather good)
Seal Skinz waterproof socks long (about half way up shins)
On-One thinny Merino wool socks x 3
On-One thicky Merino wool socks x 3
Karrimoor Thick Merino Hiking socks
Shimano SPD shoes
Specialized BG SPD shoes
Specialized BG Defroster waterproof SPD shoes
Bontrager waterproof overshoes 
Planet x neoprene overshoes
Primal Camo overshoes

Endura Humvee baggie mountain bike shorts with liner
Gore paclite waterproof shorts
Scott RC pro Bib shorts
DHB Pace Roubaix padded Bib Tights
Lusso ProGel2 Bib shorts
Assos F1 Mille Bib Shorts
Gore Windstopper Leg Warmers

Orange Mountain Bikes loose jersey
LEJOG printed Btwin jersey x 2
PBP 2012 giordana jersey
On-One merino base layer
On-One merino 200gsm jersey
On-One long sleeve jersey
Royal Racing convertable jacket
Dare2be water resistant jacket
Polaris waterproof'ish jacket
Gore Oxygen GT AS GoreTex paclite jacket
Endura Gilet

Scott GoreTex/Leather Gloves
Seal Skinz Winter cycling gloves
Specialzed BG fingerless gloves
661 full finger non padded gloves
Planet X glove liners
Endura BaaBaa arm warmers

Endura BaaBaa merino skull cap
Orange Mountain Bikes neck tube buff thing
Bolle clear safety glasses
Bolle light tint safety glasses
Bolle dark tint safety glasses
Giro Athlon helmet
Giro Paul Smith skate style helmet

Footwear cleaning
i have some Spezialized BG defroster shoes and some standard bg shoes and they stink
shimano shoes do not stink (park that thought)

cleaning tips i have gathered for removing said smell

  1. Wash as best as possible and put loads of bicarb inside shoe and place in the airing cupboard
  2. Wash as best as possible and leave outside to dry, uv and fresh air is the trick
  3. Washing machine often good but can dent the drum and if cleats are left in, they could rust in position
  4. Wash as best as possible, dry them, put them in an airtight freezer/vac bag and put in the freezer, -22 kills the bacteria, shoes come out odourless 
  5. neutrogena antibacterial shoe spray

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