Bike Clothing and Gear
Just for shits and giggles, I thought I’d take an inventory of all the cycling gear and clothing I happen to own. This isn’t even counting all the biking accessories I have collected throughout the years such as lights and water bottles. After adding it all up, I seem to have enough junk to open up my own cycling boutique.
Do you think there is a market for slightly used cycle gear? Cycling thrift store anyone!?! Hey, wait a minute, I use all this stuff - it’s MINE, all MINE!!!!!!!! And I don’t even bike as much as some of you gear heads out there. Come on, what’s in your biking closet? Inquiring minds want to know.
THE BIKE DIVAS CYCLING INVENTORY
Number of bikes: 4
Trek madone 6.5 WSD full carbon road bike
Nirve beach cruiser - I’m not always a hammer head
Cannondale full suspension mountain bike
Cannondale synapse 2 feminine road bike - for sale
Wish list - time trial bike
Cycle computers: 1
Garmin Edge 305
Sleeveless cycling jerseys: 6
Short sleeved cycling jerseys: 6
Long sleeved cycling jerseys: 2
Cycling tank tops: 2
Well, if I ever loose about a gazillion pounds, I might be able to wear them in public. These are racer-backed spandex with built in sports-bra. They are a bit too form fitting for a goddess like myself.
Team cycling jerseys: 5
3 Team in Training
Office Depot Foundation
Wish list - On Your Mark cycling club jersey. My husband and I recently joined this club. They are so new, they haven’t even ordered jerseys yet. Boca Raton Biking Club jersey. We just recently joined this club and missed the order date for team jerseys for this year. I'll have to ask around to see if they have any extra jerseys for sale.
Number of road biking shorts: 6
Number of mountain biking (baggy) shorts: 3
Pairs of socks: 20
Wow, who knew I owned this many pairs of cycling socks? I must have a sock fetish or something. Damn that Sock Guy and his mondo cool socks!
Pair of cycling shoes: 3
1 pair Specialized road bike shoes
1 pair Cannondale mountain bike shoes
1 pair slip-on, black suede spinning class shoes
Wish list - Sidi carbon sole road bike shoes
Number of sports bras: 7
Just for girls, unless you are a guy in the Clydesdale category, in which case, maybe you should think about getting a man sports bra.
Pairs of cycling underwear: 0
Don’t be a NOOB! Real bikers don’t wear underwear.
Pairs of gloves: 7
6 pairs fingerless (sexy!) and one pair of BMX-type, full finger gloves for those rare, chilly, south Florida days.
Pairs of cycling glasses: 2
One cheap pair with fixed lenses and a nicer pair that came with 4 pairs of interchangeable lenses.
Number of helmets: 2
1 road bike helmet
1 mountain bike helmet
Wish list - time trial helmet
Number of baseball caps: 13
I wear these after rides to help cover up my helmet head hair disaster.
2 Team in Training caps
2 Ron Jon Surf Shop
3 generic caps
1 Sanibel Island
1 Hard Rock Café
Cycling t-shirts: 8
Collected from the goody bags of certain cycling events. I used to have more, but I hardly ever wear t-shirts so I usually end up giving them to my daughter.
Kids in Distress Inlet Challenge
3 Team in Training
2 El Tour de Tucson
Frank Stark Celebration Ride
Arm warmers: 1 pair black
Leg warmers: 1 pair black borrowed from my husband
Do-rags: 3, I like to wear these when doing really long rides such as century rides and metric centuries.
Wish list: some girly arm and leg warmers from Terry Bikes. They make really pretty ones, not ugly black things like I’m currently using.