Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best Jacket Ever!

In case you haven't noticed, the guys who work at Jack and Adams are pretty much cycling hardmen, reminiscent in many ways of Merckx, Hinault, Anquetil and Voigt. Essentially, the best parts of all those legends wrapped up in a big, Belgian taco and wearing an I Love Triathlon T-shirt.

Needless to say, we aren't ever going to cancel our Tuesday rides due to weather. We'll just keep adding layers until it is impossible to get a gel from our jersey pockets. By now, I've got enough clothing for the cold. The only days I really fear are the cold, rainy ones. The kind of days that you just find some cave inside of yourself and hideout until you are home. Gloves soaked, feet frozen, no need to drink from your bottles because the rider in front of you is sending a steady stream of water into your mouth. The kind of days like today.

Enter the Louis Garneau Climate Grid. Three of us sported the jacket for the first time this morning, and I must say that I've never had such a pleasant, miserable ride. The Climate Grid is a breathable, water resistant rain cape that is exceptionally lightweight, easily packable and translucent. It's an essential 3 season piece for riding in Texas. After four hours of drizzle and moderate rain our arms and torso's were warm and dry. I wasn't drowning in my own sweat and everyone could see us flying our J&A jerseys beneath the jacket.

Ultimately, what I'm saying is that a rain cape for cycling is one of those things that you stumble upon and think, "Why haven't I had this for years?" If you despise riding the trainer as much as I do it's a fantastic investment at $79.99. I'm relatively spoiled, working at the shop and trying out all of the latest and greatest stuff, but this little jacket has taken me completely by surprise. Best jacket ever...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ha! Big Belgian taco= awesome!