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Technical FAQ: crash-resistant cycling apparel

Technical FAQ: crash-resistant cycling apparel

Have a question for Lennard? Please email him at veloqna@comcast.net to be included in Technical FAQ. Dear Lennard, Thanks again for another answer that was…

Tuesday, Jan 12

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Have a question for Lennard? Please email him at veloqna@comcast.net to be included in Technical FAQ.

Dear Lennard,
Thanks again for another answer that was very insightful and detailed. And more than I was expecting when I sent in that question [about protective cycling apparel]. I sadly learned that much of the hype over sun protection is just that, hype.

I still cannot understand why a jersey for example could not be made with a mix of materials/weaves similar to, say, a wind vest that has solid panels in the chest, breathable mesh on the back, or how my Pearl Izumi arm warmers are made with wind block material on the forearms and upper arms with softer material for the backsides. Regardless, I will defer to Shane’s knowledge, as his answer shows they’ve researched this heavily.

What really struck me about the answer you provided was not the answer itself but rather how informative the answer was. Your column consistently does this. Rather than simply answer the question, you always deliver an understanding behind the answer that teaches and explains. My simple question about greasing fasteners led to a much deeper understanding about the hardness of materials , finishes, and torque values. And the same with the question over-protective clothing. I doubt that I’ll ever look at an SPF sticker the same.

During the pandemic, I have been surprised where I have been finding small periods of respite and relief. One such has been your columns. Like the favorite comic […]

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