Unlike those who see fall as the end of summer, I'm actually a big fan of the turning leaves. It's a change of pace; a chance to bask in the mild temperatures and see your landscape in a different light.
And if that doesn't float your boat, wearing warmer clothes is at least a novelty. Arm warmers? Cool. Tall wool socks? Even better. I'm a simple man ... .
About those socks — pretty much a necessity to change from the super-light summer issue to something with a little more bulk. And just like the summer versions, everybody has their favorites. Here's what the GamJams Ambassadors are using:
- The essentials of cool-weather socks are taken care of at Beth's Blog, including a little bit of science. "The key to warm feet is the circulation of air around the foot."
- There's a good rundown of Swiftwick socks over at District Cycling. "These bad boys are true cycling socks in that they make the ridiculously long tan lines ... just like that pro you wanna emulate."
- Wow, that was quick for KMAX TRAX. "DeFeet Woolie Boolies, preferably with GamJams on the ankle."
- Few names carry the style and clout of Rapha, and you'll learn why at Ride It Like You Stole It. " ... unlike a lot of the cheaper socks I've had, these didn't get crusty or smell horribly even after a few days of non-stop use."
- In Algomaha, a few thin wool-blend socks get the nod when there's a chill in the air. "They're thin enough to not add a bunch of bulk to the foot, thereby making sure there's actually circulation."
About GamJams Reviews:
All cyclists are experts, at least when it comes to our equipment choices. We know why we chose what we chose, and what we think of the product after we've been using it. GamJams Reviews channels that collective expertise - category by category - into a tidy package of articles designed to help all of us make better equipment decisions. Buying what pros get paid to use is one way to go. But the candid testimonial of fellow racers who paid out of their own pocket - that's an endorsement that really counts.
In addition to being GamJams Tech Editor, Bryan Redemske is a professional writer and Cat 3 racer. He drinks a lot of coffee.