Someone asked me where they could get the hot emrocation that I mentioned in my post about winter training. So I thought I’d do a bit of an update….
I recommended Muscolor and Equilibrium as good makes to use, as I had tried both. However, Muscolor isn’t avaliable any more, and Equilibrium has become Qoleum. They’re the same see…
My tin of Equilibrium lasted years. You use it sparingly/carefully…….. and now, I back the embrocation up with, */roll of drums/* ta daaaaaa!!!! My homemade kneewarmers!
Yes, laugh if you like, but for me, early season ‘toothache of the knee’ is a thing of the past. Oh, hang on, you don’t think I wear them like that do you? No, I just pinned ’em on the outside of my tights to show what they look like. Normally I just tuck them inside my tights, and the tights hold them in place. Simple! and they work brilliantly.
I made them from the hood of an old duvet jacket (you’d never guess would you), which means that they have a ‘hollofil’ insulating layer. What do you think of them?
Looking Good Steve!! I think I might go and buy myself a duvet jacket just so I can cut it up and make some!! Just the thing for my dodgy knees in this cold english weather! 🙂
mmm…..I’ve got an old duffel coat that I could cut up 🙂
I have used my knee warmers underneath my tights when it gets really cold.
Kev, surely a youngster like you can’t have dodgy knees. You bin’ playing foot ball?
Raymond, yes! make some, and send me a picture. 😉
Yep Unfortunately so! Broke my right knee cap in half during a game in 2005. Was rather unpleasent to say the least!
Thankfully itâ€™s healed up rather well, apart from the odd ache occasionally in the cold weather. Doesn’t impact my riding though, which is the main thing! 🙂
Ouch Kev, that sounds nasty. Gonna make some knee warmers then? I think you should. 😉
They’re not used like chamois creme then? I never did get this embrocation caper.. surely you just wear leg warmers and be done with it??
hippy, you can use them like chamois creme if you like! 😉
When I used to race cyclo-cross I used to put hot embrocation on my knees and lower back. You can wear legwarmers, and I often do, but if it’s heavy cold showers your kneewarmers are soaked and they feel colder than bare knees with creme on.
A thick layer of embrocation topped off with vaseline is knows as Belgian Kneewarmers, as used by the tough pros in the spring classics. Take a look here.