I realize that all people are different, but I'd really like some general guidance for cold-weather gear. I rode to work this morning and thought my feet and hands were going to need to be amputated.
I am 6'6" tall, 180 lbs, and wear a 16 or 17 shoe. This makes my apparel options difficult. I have a pair of full-fingered gloves on the way, so I think I'm covered there, but I need to get something figured out for the rest.
Currently, I only have running shoes, which are made to breathe and not for cold. Should I get new shoes for riding, or some kind of liner to go under them? What about pants? All I have right now is a cheap pair of unlined windpants, but they are pretty loose at the bottom and I'm worried that they're going to get caught in the chain or spokes. Will jeans be too restrictive? Should I consider cargo pants? What about a base layer? Should I just go with thermal underwear, or will any tights fit? I have a regular windbreaker, which (when combined with a long-sleeve T underneath) seems to work fine for now. Any suggestions there?
I have a balaclava already, so we're covered there also.