I really hate cooler weather. I mean I really really hate it. Perfect weather for me is 85 degrees and sunny. When it gets down into the 60s I'm uncomfortable. Down into the 50s and I'm cold. In the 40s, even with sun, and I'll probably stay home instead of cycling. My thyroid levels along with everything else are normal - I just think I'm on the edge of the bell-curve with respect to temperature preference.
So, to try and minimize my discomfort during 50 degree weather I cover my torso and arms with layers - a base layer on the bottom, a long sleeve thermal jersey on top of that, and thicker long sleeve cycling "sweater" on top of that. My question is what is the best way to keep legs warm? I have a pair of Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Bib Tights but my legs, even when pushing myself at an average of 83% of my max heart rate for 2+ hour rides, are cold. Cold to the point of near pain. When I get home from those ride I end up spending 20 minutes in a hot shower before I get comfortable again. And yeah, my feet get cold, but it's really not as bad as my thighs and calves.
Do people wear layers on their legs? What kind of clothing and in what order do you wear it to keep your legs warm?