Tuesday, August 28, 2007
39 Days until Schnoctobeerfest!
Autumn-my favorite time of year! The air is crisp, colors beautiful & the beer flavorful. Here's a picture from last year's Schnoctobeerfest, with all of us sporting wool jerseys. For those of you who have never tried wool, I encourage you to try one. I thought I'd buy one about 5 years ago just to satisfy my curiosity. Now, I rarely go out in the Fall (never in the Winter) without a wool jersey (I have several now). Wool is comfortable over a wide temperature range & stays warm in cold, driving rain & snow. It doesn't retain body odor. Yes, they're a little expensive, but they last for many seasons. Now, back to my other love, beer. New Belgium Brewing released a wool jersey a couple of years ago, which harkened back to the glory days of cycling (when some of the pro teams were sponsored by european breweries). There were two versions, a black one with pockets in the back (a true cycling jersey) & a beautiful dark brown one without pockets. They were priced pretty much at wholesale, around $60. Unfortunately, they're no longer available. But, if one scours bike shops in the Spring & Summer, once in a while, there are wool jerseys on the markdown racks. This is a great way to score that first fix!