Cycling Attire Purchases

Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at 12:46PM

By Eric Richardson

Kathy and I took a trip down to REI yesterday. I was looking to get a few things to start filling out my biking wardrobe. I'm not willing to get into the whole spandex side of things, but there's only so many times you can wear board shorts and a t-shirt, and on the few cooler days we've had I've started to notice my lack of options.

My priority right now is figuring out a good options for pants to ride in. Again, I'm not into the whole spandex bit, so I guess my fashion choices would tend more toward messenger style apparel. Maybe just pants cut a bit short, though breathability might be nice.

But yesterday I instead bought two shirts: the Lightweight MTS Long-Sleeve Crew in "Cavern Red" and the REI Swift Long-Sleeve T-Shirt in "Sharkskin/Dijon". Both are fast-drying and fairly thin long-sleeves that I think will be good for those SoCal days where it's warm during the day but a little cool in the evening.