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    OK, Gary. $70 for that large of a piece of material is a bargain from Smart Wool.

    Now pay the $15-17 for a pair of sox (about 10% the size of a shirt) and you feet will love you forever--and I'm talking winter, summer in Texas..................

    I've been wearing them for years and years--hell, I was married when I started wearing them and that was in the dark ages and I still have some of those socks. Now I'll have bad memories every time I put on a pair of the older socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    Now pay the $15-17 for a pair of sox (about 10% the size of a shirt) and you feet will love you forever--and I'm talking winter, summer in Texas..................
    +1 to that! Wool socks all year round, summer and winter I say. Plus, if you act now, you can get some nice wool socks at Target for about $7. They only sell them in the winter and they only come in 2 colors but I've found them every bit as good as the Smartwool ones for 1/2 the price. Wool, wool, wool. It isn't made from oil, it doesn't make you stink, you can wear it more than one day, it lasts a looong time and it just plain feels good. Who could ask for more?

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    I recently picked up a pair of merino wool socks for $3.99. They are quite comfy.

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    Awright! Awright! I'll go. I'll go. I was all set to head to REI tomorrow anyway with my $20 off certificate to get a new pair of shorts. Now, I have to look at these wool things about which everyone is raving. And I have "wool socks" on my Christmas List.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Whoa.

    Double whoa.

    Comfortable, warm, just a fantastic feeling. It was sublime. It was warm. It was wonderful. Again, just a few minutes in the saddle but now I know why people spend this kind of money for this kind of thing.
    Good to see you feeling a bit of the old joie de vivre again, DG! Life is good.

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    and by the way, I'm a knitter. Knitters love wool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    Good to see you feeling a bit of the old joie de vivre again, DG! Life is good.
    Were that it was always this easy! I'd become a clothes horse if that were the case!
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    I just bought a new pair of Smartwool hiking socks to replace my ten year old pair. (Sierra Trading Post $7.95) The original pair is still serviceable but my lab chewed a couple of holes in one 5-6 years ago and they are finally get so big as to be embarassing to wear. The socks still keep my feet worm though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
    It could have been worse. You could have spent the $70 bucks on the shrink, and then he would have bought the shirt.

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    +1 on Smartwool. I wear the upper and lower all winter, and I don't want to take them off ever, well hardly ever, as the wife apprciates me taking them off on occasion.

    Also, the smartwoll socks are the best foot oder fighters I have ever had. Cotton or blend socks make my feet smeel like death. Woll socks cure that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTopBiker View Post
    I just bought a new pair of Smartwool hiking socks to replace my ten year old pair. (Sierra Trading Post $7.95)
    Good tip! They sell a long-sleeve merino undershirt too, for $27.50

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...e-For-Men.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Oooo. Me like. I wear gray cotton T's in the summer like it's a trademark. This would work for winter.

    (My wife keeps saying, "why do you wear gray with everything? it doesn't go with kahki, or brown, or white, or anything dressy...." but all I hear is "blah blah blah wear gray with everything blah blah blah blah...")
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    I just paid $70.00 for a "Jones" long sleeve wool base layer, and tried it out on a ride last night! Wonderful, comfy and warm. Cold ride too; low 50's deg.F.

    http://www.joneswares.com/item/Merin...Weight/233/c28

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    I just paid $70.00 for a "Jones" long sleeve wool base layer, and tried it out on a ride last night! Wonderful, comfy and warm. Cold ride too; low 50's deg.F.

    http://www.joneswares.com/item/Merin...Weight/233/c28

    Rick / OCRR
    That's quite similar to what I've got. Just got back from another really short ride, in between rainstorms here with the weather in the mid-50's. I felt quite warm with just the shirt and the 50+ jersey. Oh, and arm warmers and leg warmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    I just paid $70.00 for a "Jones" long sleeve wool base layer, and tried it out on a ride last night! Wonderful, comfy and warm. Cold ride too; low 50's deg.F.
    Yeah, real cold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Yeah, real cold!
    I have long ago learned to recognize the symptoms of climate-envy. The slings and arrows of outrageous taunts flung in my direction never bother me. I just hold on to a dimming memory of shoveling snow, and feel better immediately.
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    Anyone want to start a pool on how long it'll take before DG posts about his fabulous new $200+ Assos bibs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long deKlein View Post
    Anyone want to start a pool on how long it'll take before DG posts about his fabulous new $200+ Assos bibs?
    I'm in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Yeah, real cold!
    Roight . . . (as they say in the U.K.), "cold" is a relative term (no reflection on anyone's relatives) and when I first moved here (from MO), 50 was "warm." Now, however, after 11 years in CA I'm all wussed out and 50 deg.F feels cold!

    Yeah Tom, sounds like "Climate Envy" to me too.

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    What? There's no reason for me to experience "climate envy!" Why, right now it is up to 26 and the sun is shining. The sidewalks in front of my workplace don't even have ice on them! A beautiful day.

    Of course, there is the matter of my driveway having a sheet of ice on it, and my Acura Integra is under about 8" of snow. And tomorrow is my big Christmas shopping day & it might get up to 20.

    Did I mention how much I hate Californians?

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    You may get the socks for free with this coupon: HOLIDAY7
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    [QUOTE=Digital Gee;5760116]I can now report that I will never take this shirt off again. Ever. It's the most comfortable piece of clothing I've ever worn. By the way, I tried on lots of tech shirts, even bought another one at a third the price because I liked it too. But this shirt is to die for. Or die in. It reminds me of the baseball uniform I got when I was ten years old in that I never wanted to take that off either. As you know, I went on to a career pitching for the Boston Red Sox before becoming a play-by-play announcer, all of which I attribute to that little uniform when I was a kid.

    Wait...some of that above isn't true.

    But this shirt is not coming off. I'm wearing it now with some snuggly sweats and feel all toasty. Only thing missing is a fireplace.

    I probably should have waited for a sale. Sometimes, you can't wait. Too many times in my life I've found something that was just perfect, and I hesitated, waiting for a better time. I regret those hesitations. Occasionally, I pull the trigger against all logic, and it turns out well.

    Aaaahhhhh......The Roubaix .... I know what you mean........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I can now report that I will never take this shirt off again. Ever. It's the most comfortable piece of clothing I've ever worn.

    Sorry. that's not nearly enough to convince me that you're not crazy.

    I'm wearing it now with some snuggly sweats and feel all toasty.
    Why would anybody from San Diago feel like they need "snuggly sweats"? I thought San Diago was the land of the endless summer. Reposting that picture of the 3 young ladies riding bikes while wearing bikini tops might go a long way toward warming up us midwesterners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Yes, and wearing only the shirt!

    I hope it has a bit of shirt tail.
    OT, but I love those signs that say "Shirt and shoes required."

    I always wanted to take them up on that and see if they actually let me in the store wearing just a shirt and shoes? Whaddaya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    OT, but I love those signs that say "Shirt and shoes required."

    I always wanted to take them up on that and see if they actually let me in the store wearing just a shirt and shoes? Whaddaya think?
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