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  • I wear tights without a chamois, over my bibs/shorts.

    44 68.75%
  • I wear tights with a built-in chamois.

    8 12.50%
  • Tights? It doesn't get cold enough here, I just use leg warmers.

    12 18.75%
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    I know I look like a dork. But I like wearing socks with sandals. Besides- it's cleaner!



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    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    I know I look like a dork. But I like wearing socks with sandals. Besides- it's cleaner!

    The only problem with wearing socks and sandals during the winter here in Seattle is that the wet weather would instantly cause slushy-foot syndrom and riding with slushy feet sucks. Foot covers are a must here in the winter. I hope you're able to stretch out the sandal-time until the snow starts falling.
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    Yeah, but I have those hydrosock thingies from Performance, so I'm good to go... I'd love to try and take my sandals year round and see what happens.

    Now, at some point, I know I'll need the tights. I'm just not ready for them, that's all.

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    I wear tights when cold. Sometimes going fast in the cold weather really chills you and you need the extra layers I think. Even more so if you body fat % is really low.

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    Something that I have found works really well for me is the new Nike Sphere stuff. It's super breathable and warm. Check out the second flash here. It's both funny and informative:

    http://www.nike.com/usa/nikesphere/
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    during cold-cold ride I would wear two jogging pants over a cycling bib and a cycling jacket over a long sleeve jersey, and wool gloves and socks, a tuque
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    tuque

    A tuque is
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    The skull caps are nice, amazing how warm they keep you.
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    Anyone find knickers convenient..?.Beat leg warmers would not fall down under knickers...With the lows here not getting much under 40 degrees, lighter tights would seem to be in order..But 40 degrees can feel pretty cold on a descent...
    Thinking of getting my first pair of knickers. ?

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    I like the idea of bib knickers a lot, but PI doesn't make 'em with their "3D chamois." All of my other shorts feature it and going back to the PRT for one pair doesn't appeal to me. Perhaps their '05 line will feature knicks with the 3D. I do hear that PI is coming out with liners - including one featuring the 3D chamois - so you can wear any shorts, tights, etc. with them. A very smart idea...

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    I am going to try to get by on just knee warmers this year, but I wore tights probably 25 times last year in the mornings.

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    Rivendell bikes has some very nice wool leg warmers, I just got a pair. First time I used them there was a suprise thunderstorm at the top to a 7000 ft el. climb on the Grizzly Century. The temp dropped from 80 to 45 F in 10 miles. There was rain and sleet. The wool worked very good. When I started the decent, I stayed warm.

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    I didn't vote even though I have 'tights' (we call them 'Harry Hills@ here in the UK). I've worn them cycling and running and, no matter how cold it is, I just don't like them. For some reason, I totally overheat wearing them no matter how cold and rainy it gets. I'm sticking to cycling shorts for cycling and shorts for running .
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    I just got knee warmers a few weeks ago and so far they've been all I need. I guess there aren't a lot of nerve endings in my shins so I don't really feel the cold as long as my knees, arms, and hands are covered.

    If it gets below 40F in the mornings, I may go all the way to tights. I've got a pair of Nike DriFit tights and a pair of Hind running tights.

    If it's going to be super windy or rainy, I'll sometimes wear gore-tex ski pants.
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    I now the Underwear Nazi gets upset..But, the only time I wear underwear is when it is really cold...At fast speeds, Bike shorts- the cold just comes through the chamois..A numbing expereince...
    Performance sells Windproof briefs...Certain vital parts freezing is even worse than cold feet...

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