Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Skinfit Baselayers and driving in the city.


Today's weather. At least the wind has died down.

Yesterday morning I sat in my hotel room in New Jersey waiting to go for a run. It was 18 degrees with 12-15mph winds making the winchill 10 degrees... killer! I was considering hitting the "mill" but decided against it. The hotel gym is pretty much crap. So I just had plenty of coffee and suited up and got in 8 miles. Not fast but I got it done. I am heading back out for some more in a minute before heading into the office and then back to San Diego this afternoon.


This year I am lucky enough to be racing and training in Skinfit gear after of couple of years of using their gear religiously. The first piece of gear of I ever got and used from Skinfit was the Klima Baselayer. Trevor hooked me up with it in the fall of 2007. As most people know I don't have much meat on my bones so staying warm riding and running is always an issue... especially riding. Here's a link to the Skinfit blog that explains all the technology... all I know is that it keeps me warm and keeps the sweat off me.


This winter I have pretty much refused to ride the trainer and have been getting on the roads early and often. I can't really remember being so comfortable riding in the winter. I have noticed on some group rides that I am the one stripping layers off while others are staying bundled up... this is a first and I know it's all about the base layer. If your core stays warm the rest of your body will benefit for sure.

The other base layer that I got this year is the Klima Soft shirt. It's lighter in weight and I love it on warmer days on the mountain bike. Here's a link to the tech info: Skinfit Klima.soft - the soft and cool, light underwear range.

It's rad to support companies, and have them support me, when they really do make great products. It doesn't get better then Skinfit when it comes to athletic apparel for racing and training. If you want to get any of this gear you can order it through the website here: Skinfit USA. If you have any questions about the gear I am sure Trevor can dial you in. Just send him an email.

Last thing. The person at my company that books travel decided to fly me into JFK to save a couple of bucks as opposed to Newark, which is where I normally fly into when coming out here. This meant I had to drive 65 miles through downtown NYC... in rush hour. So after 5+ hours in a plane I got in a rental and hit the roads. It took just under 3 horus. Here are some photos of the trip.









9 comments:

Jim said...

Great weather. Woke up this morning to 21 degrees. But, Friday it is supposed to be 60. How to adjust?

GZ said...

East coast traffic ... I don't miss it. Ick.

Stephanie said...

That blows. 1. I would never drive myself in NYC and 2. I don't even like that ride in a cab when it's not rush hour - which no matter what time of day I land, it always seems to be.

Glad you made it safe and you could return a phone call once in a while....

Justin said...

dude... i remember when i was a kid riding in my dad's big rig on the LIE and seeing a car hit a pothole so big it ripped the wheel/suspension right off the car!

Ryan Denner said...

brutal!!!

avoid the dreadmill at all costs!

Adam said...

Wow, that traffic looks pretty suck-tastic. Sometimes I wonder when I have other people book my travel... :)

Zippy said...

That's cold. You got balls to go outside in weather like that.

Nikee Pomper said...

Thumbs down on work travel! Double thumbs down on a 9 hour travel day!

Sucks about the weather. But, it makes one appreciate how good we have it in SD, ya know

Zach said...

Dude - I thought low 30's was cold! I'm sure you will really appreciate the next run you do in SoCal.

I'll have to check out Skinfit - I've never really found a great base layer for riding.