Southern California - How cold riding before 6am
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
05-17-12, 09:48 PM
I am riding the Pasadena Marathon bike ride. it starts at 5:45 am. I wonder how cold it is that early and how should I dress? Thanks.
05-17-12, 10:26 PM
Depends... you can probably get away with a long sleeve base layer or maybe just some arm warmers. It warms up fast up there though
05-17-12, 11:09 PM
I recommend the "classic" Weather Underground (http://classic.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Pasadena,%20California&wuSelect=WEATHER) website for Pasadena. Once you're there, off to the right there's a subheading for "5-Day Weather Forecast for ZIP Code 91101". Click on the "Hourly" link under the day in question, and there's a forecast for the temperature every three hours. You may need to interpolate.
I've used that website for different locations many times with pretty good results.
I generate a lot of heat while riding, and I have found that I can ride with just a jersey and shorts any time the temperature is 60° or higher. A lot of my riding friends use arm warmers, leg warmers or even a base layer until the temperature gets up to about 65°. As they say, YMMV.
Good luck on your ride!
Depends, sun usually comes out by that time and u can go short sleeve. 4am is when it gets cold and u need to wear something until the sun rises.
05-18-12, 05:47 PM
I ride at 4:30am every morning and Cycle shorts and a Jersey work great for anything over 12 degrees c. Feels a little cold to start, but when you're warmed up its perfect.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.