>About 20 years ago, a friend (also a list member. Hi Tom.) gave me
>a neat blue wool Campy cap. It's the kind that has the fold
>down section for your ears. I still have the cap and in fact
>I used it when skiing (nordic) in the Sierra last week, but it
>I'm sort of coming back around to wool. I bike commute to work
>every day and the route is long enough to make wearing bike <snip>
It almost got up to 40 degrees in Chicago today, so I decided to go for a bike ride. Haven't done much winter riding the past several years (decades) so I dug out my black wool Campy hat, black wool Protogs tights (which still--oof, grunt--fit me), long wool XC ski socks, an old wool sweater and a light XC ski jacket that's still in decent shape after 17 years. My only concession to new fabrics was a pair of modern neoprene cycling cloves. I was comfortably warm, but that wool Campy hat is what made a big difference. Wool rules.