Sunday, July 27 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
I guess if people didn't figure out my comments were all metric it would make me sound really tough (or nuts) enjoying a ride in the low 20s. :-)
Kamloops, BC (no not backcountry.com)
Rider -just curious- where are you located? Someplace sensible enough to have adopted the metric system, evidently. I just had to do a lot of calculating...
I lucked out, we haven't seen any precipitation in over 3 weeks and it's been in the 30s. Today rain came through and the temperature didn't come out of the low 20s. Plus we missed pretty much most of the rain. When it was sunny we were at 1200 meters so it was still cool (the climb is a 900 meter one). On top of that, there's a brutal section after 80 kms that climbs slowly and always into a head wind and lasts about an hour. Today, for the first time ever, it was a tail wind! Woohoo!
You've got more ambition (not to mention conditioning) than me, Rider... It's been really really wet here for more than a week now, with just a couple of breaks. Okay, so that's an excuse. I haven't been getting enough sleep? I've been kinda achey too? :)
Did a 140+ km ride today with a 24 km climb. Oh so tired. On the plus side, hilo, the DeMarchi shorts were quite comfi.
those socks would have been great for me then. euro52 feet for me.
Now ya tell me! :) JK. I figured that's what you meant, and I appreciate the info, because as a US11.5/EU45, I'm kinda on the fence. I would've bought the XL, but now I'm glad I didn't, I guess I'm gonna want the L. I didn't mean to nit-pick... thanks again.
hijo. thanks for catching that. i meant buy a size smaller.
I meant agree with the versatility aspect. AmFIBs'd also be good for something like fitness snowshoeing, or Nordic skate-skiing.
As far as cycling specifically, tights this warm might as well have a chamois, because if it's cold enough for these, you're probably going to want to juts leave them on. If you're likely going to want to peel a layer, your going to want to start with a less warm tight to begin with- something you can stuff in a jersey pocket. that's when the fact that the tights have no chamois is nice. You're wearing shorts with a chamois when you drop the layer.
I think AmFIBs are a little to warm for an early morning / warm-up tight in mild/ moderate temps. Just my opinion.
I agree (as if that's worth anything... I'm just sayin' ) I've had AmFIBs for ages. Bear in mind, they're cold-weather tights (I'd say @ < 40 degrees or so... depending).
Yeah, the thought hit me too late. All the small are gone.
I wear my PI leg warmers on cold mornings. I actually need another pair of leg warmers - my current ones just keep sliding down. No fun. Notsosmiley face.
I need a pair of the egg beater Ti, so please make them affordable guys.
I kind of think of it as a feature. This way, you can also use the tights for running. I have another pair of tights without a chamois, and I just pull them on over a pair of shorts.
Pearl Izumi AmFIB Cycling Tight - Women's
Its missing the chamois! Otherwise I'll be drooling all over these tights.
re: "buy a size bigger than you think you'll need"
Senor Pantalones: Sounds like you meant to say, buy a size smaller than you think you'll need?
You said "Capo socks run huge" and then you said you bought your size and the socks were too big, so now I'm confused as to why you'd say get 'em even bigger. Also, is it just me, or do these red ones look a little too much like a can of Capo Cola?
buy a size bigger than you think you'll need. i wear a 43, bought their size 42-44 from chainlove, and the heel goes halfway up my ankle. no wonder they are on closeout
vive le tour!
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no where else can you find the s&@$ word in a product description.