I don't own any tops for riding. I rode a century 2 years ago on a cotton T-shirt (yeah, I know, that's a BIG NO NO! ). I haven't been riding since that century. However, this weekend I will be doing the NYC 5 Boro tour (40 miles) at a slow pace (approx. 30,000 riders). For this ride, I would like to purchase T-shirts that have fabrics that wicks away sweat to keep you dry.
I don't want to buy a jersey (I'm not a fast rider and don't want the attention). I currently ride with clipless pedals & a mtn bike short (with padding).
I really don't want to spend a whole lot of money for a top. I did some searching in the forums and a lot of people mentioned Walmart & Target as a good source for a cheap shirt that does the job.
Now the problem is, I went to Target and didn't really see anything (maybe I wasn't looking hard enough?). I know to avoid cotton.....but what type of material should I look for?
I would like to try Walmart, but there isn't one close by!
How about socks? Do you think Target will have socks that are appropriate for riding? What type of fabric should I look for?
For those who purchased shirts and/or socks from Target, I would really appreciate it if you can show me a link of the exact product you purchased.
Thanks very much.