Today we rode from Pleasanton to Dublin to the local REI store. About 10 miles round trip. There was a sale and we had our dividend to spend and Tom has been eager to get me into proper "technical" gear. Again I was thrilled to find that I could fit into the XL size. (In advance of our trip, I checked out the sizing chart - REI was a bit generous on the measurements given for the XL size.) The pants were very snug, but they snapped closed and I can bend and move in them. Since this stuff is pretty expensive, better to have room to shrink than have to buy new in a few months.
I got a pair of bike pants - not the tight kind you see on most people. These are a loose, casual capri style. Also a new windbreaker that is light as a feather and two shirts. One which was drastically reduced from the running department. It has long sleeves which I can shorten to 3/4 length and one real biking jersey from the men's department.
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I also needed a helmet. The interior padding of my old one had deteriorated and just could not be fixed. I am really happy with my new one as it has lots of vents and is very cool on my head - cool as in air can circulate. Not cool like this one I tried on...
We had a nice ride through city streets and along the Iron Horse Trail. We stopped for a Mexican food brunch and sat on the patio before we rode home.