Derby winter riding gear

Discussion in 'General MTB Discussion' started by swaz, May 25, 2017.

  1. swaz

    swaz Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Off to Derby early July and wondering what is recommended riding attire? I've got a Ground Effect Frosty Boy riding jacket and some leg warmer thingies but not much else.

    What do I need?
     
  2. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

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    One for each day ... some duct tape for the right leg cuff
     
  3. mark22

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    Derby could wet that time of year, most likely colddd bearing in mind Blue Tier starts in an alpine environment.
    I would be taking a waterproof shell to go over that nice jacket and plenty of changes of clothes in case it is wet.

    Awesome riding down there enjoy:thumb:
     
  4. swaz

    swaz Likes Bikes and Dirt

    But, then my going out clothes would be all dirty...
     
  5. binner

    binner Yellow Underwear Person

    fishnet

    you don't go out in Derby

    try some nicely seemed glad bags and a turtle neck
     
  6. bhibbert

    bhibbert Likes Bikes

    Sealskinz waterproof socks and some good gloves. Otherwise accept that you will not feel them again.


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  7. born-again-biker

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  8. rangersac

    rangersac Likes Dirt

    Warm gloves, shoe covers and layers. You'll get warm on the trail though even if it's cold and wet, pretty much all of the trails involved a decent amount of pedalling, really the only exceptions are Black Dragon, Flickety Sticks, Black Stump and 23 Stitches.
     
  9. teK--

    teK-- Eats Squid

    Waterproof shorts and socks are probably the best thing for wet weather riding...
     
  10. Stredda

    Stredda Likes Dirt

    I pretty much ride all year round in Tassie with shorts, 3/4 or short sleeve shirt, standard issue gloves and knee pads. I might wear my seal socks if there is the odd shallow creek crossing. The trails in Derby are all fairly sheltered so wind chill is not and issue, it would only be if you got wet you would get cold. If it was raining fairly decent I would have a spray jacket and not stand around not riding for too long as that's where you get cold. Once you start riding you warm up pretty quick and also a backpack will keep the heat in as well. Riding on the road is different where you are out in the elements more.
     
  11. mik_git

    mik_git Likes Bikes and Dirt

    ^that, t-shirt and shorts most of the year, maybe a jacket if it sub zero or extra wet
     
  12. nakedape

    nakedape Likes Dirt

    T-shirt and shorts (knee pads help) & accept that your feet will be wet (& shortly after, numb). A lightweight jacket for the epic rains (read sleet)

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  13. 99_FGT

    99_FGT Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Layers are the most important.
    Up top, merino or thermal, jersey, and gilet or shell.knicks, Shorts and kneepads should be sufficient down bottom
    Stay dry as much as you can, and be prepared for kit not to dry overnight

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  14. swaz

    swaz Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Just got home from Derby. The advice on clothing was spot on! First ride I went out on was about 2pm and I went overboard. Base layer, wool long sleeve, beanie, windproof socks. 10 mins in and I was over heating and sweating my arse off. Learned my lesson quickly. Even was I was slightly cold I was too stoked with the quality of the trails to give a shit anyways.
     
  15. Stredda

    Stredda Likes Dirt

    Good to hear! What trails did you manage to ride?
     
  16. swaz

    swaz Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Atlas. Flickity Sticks. Return to sender. Black dragon. Heaps of green link trails and dam busters. I'd go back in winter anytime. In fact I'd move there!

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  17. Stredda

    Stredda Likes Dirt

    Nice! You got a few of the good ones done.
     

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