Thursday, December 17, 2009

wool crazy

In this frigid Southern California season I’ve been developing a new addiction to wool. I shouldn’t say new, wool’s been a growing trend in my wardrobe for some time now. Maybe something like escalating would be more appropriate.

I had my first good rain ride last weekend while wearing a wool sweater. It was a great ride. A soaking ride but comfy and fun – nothing special, really – just an old-fashioned bicycle ride.

After that ride I was stoked and picked up some more wooly items: cycling cap, leggings (that don’t say Xanadu!), armings (if leggings go on the legs then I figure armings go on the arms – okay, why not armmings then)…

Then, on eBay, I found, for 99cents, plus shipping, and this is where it gets a bit on the crazy side: Korean War Era Wool US Army Pants! They look brand new. I don’t think they’ve ever been worn in 55+ years. Super find.

Bring on that super mild winter. Nothing can stop me now! [Insert sinister cackling laugh…]

8 comments:

A Midnight Rider said...

You know what I think of your winter right now right?

Jonah said...

Yes, I know, I should shove it somewhere nice, I'm sorry, but hopefully it brings you a glimmer of remembrance for the spring to come... and you're welcome to come out for a visit if you can't wait that long - beers are on you...

jaymes said...

Hey Jonah, just wanted to wish you guys a very Merry Christmas and a fun filled New Year!! Thanks for your blog and for sharing your advenures with all of us. Looking forward to seeing what 2010 will be bringing....

Jaymes

Jonah said...

Thanks Jaymes. You too!

Jonah said...

...stoked and soaked...

shawnkielty said...

my favorite base layer is the smartwool microfiber long sleeve thing ... recommended by a clerk in REI for working out in Phoenix in 100 degree plus. My life will never be the same again.

Jonah said...

Thanks, Shawn. Interesting technique for the heat. Maybe that will be the next stage of wool crazy for me to try.

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