At this time of year, I never know if I should post in the winter forum or in this one, since we are in the winter season.
Anyhow, I DID IT. TODAY was my first winter ride of the 2009-2010. It took me about 40 minutes, I was pretty slow and I found it tough hauling my steel beast around. This is most likely due to the lack of riding.
Anyhow....Is my gear working the way it should be? Temp, was -10C, with the windchill making it feel like -20
I arrived to work cool.
My toes were frozen,
My legs were warm and comfy.
My forehead was a bit cool, otherwise the head was fine.
My torso was warm and dry, HOWEVER my merino wool shirts were soaked in sweat.
The showers pass jacket was damp on the inside.
Im just wondering is how the merino wool and the jacket are supposed to work? I had the pit vents open as well on the jacket.
I did a quick towel dry (not really needed though) and I was good to go. My hair wasn't really sweaty either.
My clothing was:
2 long johns(sp?)
1 cycling winter tights
2 long sleeve merino wool shirts(one thick one thin)
2 balaclava's (pretty thin)
Showerspass Elite 2.0 jacket as a windbreaker
goggles, helmet and 2 finger mittens.