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Go-To-Gear: Baselayers

He'll never ride without a baselayer...that's Jim's superstition

Jim wearing his favorite base layer.

I loved watching Gert-Jan Theunisse climb. For those too young to remember the Dutchman, he crushed the stage to Alpe d’Huez in front of Greg Lemond and procured the Polka Dot Jersey at the 1989 Tour de France. He was an incredibly unattractive man who wore his unruly hair in a mullet and bobbed around on his bike like a madman. As was typical of those days, he did not wear a helmet.