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Cycology Bicycles has been serving the Southeast cycling community since 1999. We carry bikes for every member of the family. With selections from TREK, Gary Fisher , Electra, Seven and Co-Motion, we have the right bike for you. Cycology also carries the best selection of cycling apparel and accessories in the Southeast. We service and repair all makes and models of bikes. Stop by and enjoy a fresh cup of locally roasted Vienna Coffee or join us on one of our shop rides. Keep up with current events and promotions on our Blog. Check the Deals Page for the latest shop specials and closeouts.
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What to wear for Fall Bicycle rides in East Tennessee
As our summer temperatures drop, the riding in East Tennessee gets incredibly nice. Changing leaves and cool morning temps make for some of the best riding of the year. The nice thing about living in East Tennessee is that we can ride year round with the proper gear and clothing.
Many new riders put their bikes up after October and miss the opportunity to maintain the fitness they worked hard to develop over the summer.
Layering is the key to year round riding. With possible temperature swings from morning to midday of up to 30 degrees the ability to shed lightweight layers as temps climb will help you regulate your body temp.
- Base Layer – This is the first layer and will really help regulate your core temperature. Make sure it’s a technical, moisture-wicking, fast drying fabric. A cotton t-shirt will be heavy and almost impossible to dry. A quality wicking piece will be comfortable until temperatures rise above 70°.
- Knee Warmers – We recommend covering your knees if temperatures are below 60° and it won’t be warming above that. Keeping your knees warm is key to comfort and long-term health of this pivotal joint. Warmers can easily be pushed down during the ride or easily taking off and stuff in a jersey pocket too. Cycling knickers or Capri length cycling shorts are great for Spring/Fall riding too.
- Arm Warmers - A must-have accessory. This versatile piece of apparel can be adjusted while riding and they come in many varieties. Merino Wool is a favorite of ours and offers the softest feel.
- Wind Vest - A lightweight, foldable vest to keep the wind off the torso can keep you comfortable from the mid 40′s to 60°. A vest can also add additional protection as a cold weather layer over a long sleeve jersey or as light rain protection on a cloudy day. When choosing a vest get one with pockets so you don’t have to unzip to access your jersey pockets.
- Lightweight Foldable Rain Jacket - This piece can be a lifesaver if you find yourself a long way from home and storm hits. High tech fabrics have allowed clothing companies to make them pack down to the size of a tennis ball.
- Full Finger Gloves – Good quality gloves will help keep your hands warm on rides below 60 degrees. Since your hands don’t move around and are always in the wind, you’ll appreciate the added warmth. Gloves can be layered too to allow you to shed as the temps rise.
- Cycling Specific Eyewear - Keeping wind from the eyes is important as the temps drop. Cool winds cause the eyes to water unexpectedly on a fast downhill and visibility is instantly limited. The fit of cycling specific glasses can protect your eyes. Many offer interchangeable lenses for variance in cloudy and sunny days. We carry the full line of Dual glasses with a reading lens built in for those of us that need a little help computer that computer or GPS.
- Shoe Covers – Most road cycling shoes are vented which is great in the summer, but not so great on a cool day. The key to warm feet is wind protection. A nice fabric shoe cover along with a solid insole can keep your feet toasty to well below 50. A quality Merino wool sock will regulate a wide range of temps too.
As with most outdoor sports, layering can provide a way to keep you comfortable. Hope this info helps. Stop by the shop and check out the best selection of cycling apparel in East Tennessee. We carry cold weather items from Castelli, Pearl Izumi, Bontrager, Sidi, DeFeet, Swiftwick, Smith Optics, Tifosi, Patagonia and more.
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