Oregon Cyclewear

Oregon Cyclewear will custom embroider a 100% merino wool jersey for you at a reasonable price and delivery time. Their jerseys are not only a great value, they are very nicely designed and sewn.

I just received mine, below, and it’s so comfortable, I’ve been wearing it around the house!


Cycling caps for large heads

Everybody knows about Walz cycling caps – racers like to make fun of them, because they don’t sport a logo and the skinny jean singlespeedies like them because they come in fabrics that compliment their wardrobes.


I like them because their L/XL size is actually bigger than most “XL” hats. I don’t know my hat size, but my head is ridiculously ginormous. Virtually no hats fit me, and if they do, they have bills the size of sombreros.


And, yes, Walz caps come in dozens of different styles, fabrics, colors, etc. and they can be custom embroidered for you Pashley owners.


A Gore Tex Pro Shell jacket in tall sizes

If you’re tall and even moderately trim, you know how hard it’s becoming to find clothing that fits well without being too baggy. The problem is greater if you’re looking for technical clothing with a trimmer cut. For many years, Eddie Bauer was a decent source for me, though most of their clothing is non-technical and lately their sizes have have gotten enormous. I’m 6’2″ and 200 lbs, and I now have to either buy medium tall sizes, slim fit or tailored fit!

In addition, lots of technical jackets are made in bright colors (for a good reason) – but if you’re an urban adventurer, something in a natural or earth tone might be preferable.

L.L.’s Bean Ascent Gore Tex Jacket is a great shell jacket available in men’s tall sizes from M to XL, or regular S to XXL. Plus it comes in black! They also have a women’s version in regular and petite cuts from XS to XL, also available in black. To top it off, it’s a bargain at $350-$380. Many jackets made from Gore Tex Pro Shell will run you $500 or more. It’s not short on features, with 2-way pit zips, waterproof zippers, taped seams, a lined collar, seamless hood and tons of adjustments.


I’ve had mine for a couple years now, and it’s really holding up well – no complaints!