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    Dressing appropriately for the weather

    This is my weather forecast for the area:
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...t_weather.html
    Can I still safely cycle in shorts and a t shirt in this weather. I have 3 miles each day to a construction site and back. I find I get pretty hot cycling, and it's hot work. People are amazed I wear short sleeves at 8.30 in the morning, and that I'm still in shorts. How would you all dress for this weather?
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    I would use shorts and a t-shirt for that temp. Any colder and I'd add a light cycling jacket/wind breaker type and maybe some knickers.
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    I'd be using a windbreaker and light tights at 9C, unless I expected it to warm up quickly. What I see on the chart doesn't qualify as "quickly." I've done too many 50-milers at that temp, and underdressing means I feel cold for the rest of the day. But hey, if you're not shivering long after the ride, then I'd say you're dressing right for you.

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    Below 15C I'd recommend keeping your knees covered.

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    My cutoff temp for shorts is about 16C, its an entirely personal matter. As a useful guide, if you are cold, put some more clothes on. At intermediate temps I sometimes cover my arms, and sometimes wear leggings.
    I do wonder if those people in shorts and T shirt on cold, damp, foggy January mornings are just being obstinate.

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    Providing you do not feel cold on the ride- then wear what you want. Just remember that going to work may not be the same as coming home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    below 15c i'd recommend keeping your knees covered.
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    Are you planning to ask the same questions every year?

    When do shorts become unhealthy?

    Am I dressing too light?

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