Easy little jaunt in the rain. I had too much cake from Ave’s birthday dinner, but I needed to get out and work it off.
Before Christmas last year I had told Red that I could use some Underarmor for cold weather riding. Then in December I tried a merino shirt and ended up buying several different weights of wool, having been sold on how warm, wicking, and comfortable it was.
But sure enough, the big day rolls around and Red presents me with a medium weight Underarmor shirt. After a week I worked up the courage to ask her to exchange it. Well, she must have lost the tags or whatever, so it laid around a bit and eventually made it into the closet with my other sports wear. Tonight, I opted to try it.
Same old story, but maybe a tad better. At 44F and wet, starting out I was cold. After a bit, I noticed cold spots, but also the sense that I was sweating elsewhere. After about 20 minutes, though, it seemed to even out. I think ideally this shirt will work if layered over a lightweight merino. Otherwise, I’ll loan it to Ave for baseball.
Distance: 6 miles 2009: 188.4