Balaclava, not to be confused with baklava, which is a Greet delicacy and absolutely delicious. I'm talking about the winter headwear that can function as a cap, full on face protection or something in-between. I picked up a nice fleece-number, made by turtle fur at the sportsman wearhouse for $9.99. What's nice about this, is that it easily fits underneath my helmet and can vary in its level of protection, on the fly.
Below is an artistic creation of what I may look like with a balaclava on:
So far, it's been a very nice piece of equipment. Other things to discuss in upcoming posts: helmet choice, goggles, bikes. Stay tuned, and ride safe.