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My fall cycling essentials

Rapha Outskirts Tie Dye Wind Jacket

In a nostalgic print that can be seen on the runways, this lightweight, unisex jacket will protect you against the wind. Yung calls it a "a perfect transition piece for fall."  

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Outershell Drawcord Handlebar Bag

Keep all your possessions safe and within reach with this waterproof handlebar bag. “I prefer this shape to the burrito-style bags because the drawcord allows easy access to snacks and room for a camera," shares Yung. "My boyfriend Donalrey is a photographer and he always has a camera with him—he likes shooting with the Sony RX100 VI because it's super portable but has a zoom lens. I typically just shoot from my phone."

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Ride 100% S3 Sunglasses

“While the size and shape of these make a statement, the black frame and soft gold lens mean they're a little more low-key,” says Yung. The scratch-resistant lens provides UV protection and repels water, dirt, and debris.

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Pedal ED Silk Road Cap

This limited-edition road hat celebrates the third annual Silk Road Mountain Race, a 1700-kilometer race across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Yung wears the lightweight, breathable cap as a nod to her friends who participated in the event this year.

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Machines for Freedom The Summerweight Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey in Jaded Rose 

Yung’s appreciation for this long sleeve jersey is two-fold: First, it's from a women-founded cycling brand and secondly, it embraces the current bold floral trend. In cooler temperatures, use it as a base layer. 

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Ostroy Pretty Okay At Bikes Socks

Socks are yet another way for cyclists to showcase their style. This cheeky, wicking pair comes in a range of colors and sizes for both men and women.

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GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

KAREN YUNG

Karen Yung took up cycling as a way to commute around Brooklyn 10 years ago. Today, she helps get more people on the road as a Rapha ambassador and is part of The 5th Floor, a cycling team based in London and New York. She's a member of the adventure contingent, which focuses more on multi-day gravel rides. "Some of these events are competitive," Yung says, "but I mostly participate in them for fun." She just returned from her most epic cycling trip to-date—bikepacking in the Peruvian Andes—but she's also ridden through Colombia and France among other locations. Follow her at @kareny123.