Even more GORE Bike Wear stuff...
I got to be a very good GORE ambassador this past weekend at the Maxxis Appalachian Summit. For a bunch of "industry" insider douchebag media people, there certainly were a few surprised faces when we got to the bottom of the cold descent down Mountaintown Creek Trail. I took off my Rescue Windstopper® Active Shell Jacket...
Super 8 strap on my top tube.
Srsly. I'm so glad I got this jacket that I told the folks at GORE I didn't want. This is a go-to for moments when shit goes south or you're only going to need to jacket to get through the chill of the morning or a long descent. Remember, I just don't wear a pack. Like ever. I need something super stowable.
I should mention that in all fairness, it takes a little bit of time to shove it all in the tiny pocket and zip it up. If I were in a race situation, it's a lot easier to kinda stuff it in the hood and wrap it like a burrito...
ALP-X Pro WS SO Shorts. WS for Windstopper. SO for... you got me. Sans Oatmeal?
Anyways, form-fitting enough that they weren't flapping in the wind, Windproof enough to keep the serious chill off my thighs and ding dong, and since it's made from Windstopper material, it should do a nice job of keeping spray from soaking through to my chamois.
Rescue Windstopper® Active Shell Jacket, I did look a little over-GORE'd, at least as far as logos go. It's a small price to pay if you don't wanna freeze your balls off but wanna bust the guns out when the suns out later in the day.
And for those keeping score at home, that makes the fine people at GORE Bike Wear three for three on sending me something that I thought I'd hate but ended up feeling all warm and fuzzy about after actually trying it.