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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-17-09, 09:30 AM   #1
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Cool weather pants

Since my nice cheap New Balance windbreaker pants met their end in my chainring last fall I've been without cool weather pants. I used a pair of heavier duty nylon pants in the winter with success. Now that the temps are averaging around the 40's I need something a little cooler. What are y'all using? I'm thinking of actually buying some cycling-specific clothing for once. The Rivendell wool semi-tights look perfect but they don't have size men's large in stock. Campmor has "Illuminite Trac pants" which look good but again, I failed to order them when my size was still in stock. Any other suggestions?
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When I want rain pants, I wear my REI Elements hiking pants and just wrap a reflecty band around the ankle to keep them out of the chain.
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I wore a set of lined bib tights on my commute in this morning from aerotech designs:

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/tights.htm#bibtight

the ride was -3c/26f, 7 km. Got a bit chilly from the knee down near the end of the ride.
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I wore a set of lined bib tights on my commute in this morning from aerotech designs:

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/tights.htm#bibtight

the ride was -3c/26f, 7 km. Got a bit chilly from the knee down near the end of the ride.
Hey, thanks for the link. I ended up ordering the "Freedom Cycling Pants" from Aerotech. Good for 35-65F, they look perfect.
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i bought those long leg bibs and a pair of bib shorts, and they're both wonderfully made..i imagine you'll like what you order.
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Power Shield pants are actually rain pants, but they wick sweat very well. Lou at Foxwear
makes each pair to fit - he'll have you take measurements before making the pants.
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40 and above is great for leg warmers...lower i do tights..underarmor or cycling specific I have a pair of fleece illuminite ones that work well for 25-40 or so
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Longjohns from Target work well under tights, anything made from synthetic material.
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