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Warmer than warmers
There are days where you can't help but ride in the cold, and we call those days cyclocross season. But for any ride where you know that there's no escape from winter's icy grip, don't reach for cumbersome, sweaty warmers, apply Paceline Products' Eurostyle Hot Embrocation.
Paceline Products' Eurostyle Hot Embrocation has been designed to take the chill off your skin at temperatures 50 degrees and below. It works by sealing exposed skin from the air, creating a warming barrier as the wind feverishly tries to freeze your legs. The warming agents not only fight the cold, but they also stimulate muscle activity. No, this embrocation isn't a snake-oil, cure-all kind of tonic, but when your legs think that it's 70 degrees instead of 40, you're going to be riding faster.
The Embrocation has a creamy consistency that makes for an easy, non-greasy application. Simply add a dollop to your hands and rub it onto your arms, legs, or anywhere that will be exposed to the elements. Paceline Products recommends applying petroleum jelly over the embrocation if you need a touch of added warmth before your ride.
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Seriously, seriously hot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The only drawback of this stuff is that it can be TOO hot for shorter rides or less-than-brutal cold. I am a big fan of hot lineaments for cold riding and wet spring races and this is no-kidding... If you really lay it on thick, it will last several hours and causes an intense heat. Remember, handle the chamois cream first THEN the lineament. Knee warmers under your longs will prevent dragging that chamois through napalm in route to the grundle. (If you do it wrong you'll know.) It's possible to tone down the heat by cutting this stuff with baby oil. It definitely increases blood flow to the area; great for older cats like me with creaky knees. Enjoy.
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