contre nous de la tyranie
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Little Siberia
Bikes: Trek 830, Trek 520, Surly 1x1 fixed
I think that what you can get away with depends on your commute distance. I'm ok with smartwool socks in my old rockport shoes and using toe clips with the straps looser than in the other seasons. I ride 6.5 miles each way, to and from work. I must confess that I'm a wimp, though, and drive when it's -0F. Maybe I just need big honkin boots!
Whereas footwear is very important, you'll find that legs, hands, and face, are all more vulnerable with the 10 to 30 mph wind that you create. Then there's always the overheating, that must be concidered.
You might want to read a years worth of winter cycling posts, from us other wimps and nonwimps who you'll see on the frozen plain this coming January.
Last edited by iceratt; 10-27-04 at 01:41 AM.