Random musings and activities of a 30 something mom, potential sprint triathlete, vegetarian, dog and cat owner, and a evolving urban homesteader just trying to do the right thing in life for my daughter and the world around us. If the blog seems random, it's because life is and hits us all at 100mph.
Thursday, April 22, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Triathlon Musings : Arm Sleeves

a Repost from :


Arm sleeves are a great invention. Thinner ones warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer. They stop sunburn and bright ones can help you be seen in traffic.  They are a fast way to do all of the above because they go on and off in seconds, even while you ride.

And don't call them arm warmers.  The thin material actually keeps you cooler once you start to sweat. Compounded with the prevention of sun exposure, you'll finish a hot ride in better shape than if you went without them.  Just make sure you wear lighter colored ones in the hotter months and you'll be fine.

Now, since my only tri-goals this year include sprint triathlons, I'm rarely on my bike long enough to get sunburned, but this post by Zentriathlon has me thinking about my sun exposure and riding time.

Time to check out his links....


Dave said...

I've yet to make the leap to "sleeves" - but will. Soon.

Good post.

JustJen said...

let me know how they work for you.

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