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New series: Cycling jerseys I love

Written by Fiona October 15 2010

Post Peebles Triathlon wearing my one and only cycling jersey

Until I bought my first proper cycling jersey I had never really understood the “whys” and “benefits”. I thought this kind of top was simply worn because you wanted to show you were part of a club, or the world of cycling, or whatever. But my Glasgow Tri Club cycling jersey has proved to be a great asset for a number of reasons:

* To start with it’s made from wick-away material, which helps to reduce the amount of sweat that stays on my skin.

* The pockets on the back of the jersey can hold so much stuff tat I now rarely use a backpack.

* The neck zip can zip up to the top for extra warmth or zip dwon for a cooling breeze.

Useful: Arm warmers

* The sleeve length is just perfect for using with arm warmers (another great cycling product that I have only recently discovered.) Arm warmers can be pulled on at the start of a bike ride and then pulled off when you become too hot. Because they are so small they can be rolled up and stuffed in the useful back pockets of your cycle jersey.

So now I am thinking of buying another cycle jersey. There are lots of different kinds for sale and in all designs and colours… but the one that caught my eye this morning is this:

It’s a Hot Dog Cycling Jersey. The  jersey is covered with images of sausages and is a little unusual since most cycle jerseys I’ve seen are way more serious-looking. This one is bright and fun and costs $79.99 from Devo store.

Has anyone else spotted (or bought) a fun cycle jersey? I’m looking for a new one but I want something a bit different. Please do post ideas in the comments section.

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