Tips for Off-Season Cycling and Training

Base Layers and Cold Weather Cycling ClothesOkay, so if the weather you’re currently experiencing is not overly great for outside riding….what can you do?  Well, there are a few different options and the Cycling 360 guys go over them in this week’s podcast.

Darryl might have chosen the option of moving to the Caribbean, but what other options do you have when the weather gets cold?  There’s actually plenty of good options.

Oh, and we give you information on how to save a bunch of money on your next Rudy Project order.

Tune in to find out more about:

  • Darryl’s cycling hack for keeping your toes warm on a cold ride.
  • How to make the most of indoor riding.
  • The benefits of taking time off the bike.
  • The essential clothing for cold weather riding.
  • The importance of base layers and wicking.

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Comments

  1. Nigel Doyle says:

    So do you guys think interval training is best done indoors or outdoors? I’ve had tremendous results and improvement using Trainerroad. Even though I can ride outside 12 months of the year (unless it’s raining) I reckon intervals are much better done inside and in conjunction with a power meter and power targets e.g. Trainerroad.

    • Yes for sure riding inside can help your fitness. Its a much better place to do intervals because its a controlled environment. Thanks for listening

  2. I just got around to catching up on listening to the podcast. You left out one of the best things to do while you are on the trainer. Listen to the Cycling360 podcast!

    If you ride outside during the winter, like the guys said, you can accumulate a few items and can do so for around $100 or so. I use arm and leg warmers, a skull cap, gloves and those are the essentials. I have waterproof shoe covers as well as long sleeve and thermal jerseys that are nice as well but not critical when you are starting out.

    Happy riding!
    Tim.

  3. Here’s another couple of tips for riding in cooler/cold weather.

    If for some reason you decided not to wear the correct layers, do what is done during the Spring Classic races in Europe, grab a newspaper (from a convenience store, newspaper stand, etc.). Crumple a sheet into a ball and stuff it inside your jersey. The paper acts like an additional layer of insulation.

    If for some reason your hands get cold while on a ride, and you’re in the middle of nowhere, look for pieces of plastic (e.g., plastic bag from a store, etc.) along side the rode. Sure the plastic might not look so great, but when you’ve got hands that are really cold, it really makes a difference.

    Thanks.

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