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    Default Derby winter riding gear

    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?
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerf Herder View Post
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    But, then my going out clothes would be all dirty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swaz View Post
    But, then my going out clothes would be all dirty...
    you don't go out in Derby

    try some nicely seemed glad bags and a turtle neck
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    Sealskinz waterproof socks and some good gloves. Otherwise accept that you will not feel them again.


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    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.

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

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    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.

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