Re: [Classicrendezvous] Winter riding socks!


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 10:00:24 -0800
From: John <bikehunt@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Winter riding socks!
To: walter skrzypek <wspokes1@hotmail.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <F109mLrXWq0GPlrwAne0000064c@hotmail.com>


I'd love to have a couple pair of these, Walt. Unfortunately, at least in No. Calif., all the "army surplus" stores have turned into REI type, camping, sleeping bag, backpack, parka stores. When I was a kid (long time ago) in Napa (pop. then, 12K, now 75K), we had a store called Brewster's. Piles of canteens in one corner, army helmets in another. You could get back in the rear storeroom and never be found. Of course, everything else has changed too. They also had a whole showcase full of switchblades with 5 inch blades and dummy hand grenades. About 20 years ago, they turned into a parka store and two months ago they tore the building down.

John Dunn in Napa Valley


----- Original Message -----
From: walter skrzypek
To:
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 6:27 AM
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Winter riding socks!



> I have stumbled upon an impressive find. With the cold weather now taking a
> grip upon Pennsylvania, I search for a wicking semi-wool sock which seems to
> work best for me. I have had tons of problems in the past with freezing of
> my fit when cycling. What I found in an Army surplus store seems to be the
> jackpot. I have used them 5 times now in 30 degree weather and I am please.
> 50% wool, and the rest a blend. At only 2.99 per pair. These are beauties.
> Perfectly wicking, using the wool we all love so much, and my piggies are
> staying warm and toasty yet not sweaty. Sorry, they only come in army green.
> Taking orders...anyone??

>

>

> Walt Skrzypek

> Falls Creek, Pa